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TransSiberianOrch

The World Of Trans-Siberian Orchestra & Savatage

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Music writer/bassist Aaron Joy (former owner of Roman Midnight Music label/marketing) takes a look at the enigma that is the popular rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra and its roots as Savatage. Loved by some, decried by others for leaving its metal roots; a rehash of past music or braving new musical frontiers; a band or a revolving door of musicians; past it's prime or the most revolutionary rock band out there? *** This show is in no way formally associated with TSO/Savatage or any of its participants or Night Castle Management. *** The show is now off the air. De to changes in the hosting site some of the episodes have been deleted, but all the episodes can be found on youtube.

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A look at the 2004 TSO album "A Lost Christmas Eve" which was the first to include an expanded band beyond the Savatage core and the last of the Christmas Trilogy. It features the song "Wizards In Winter" which became... more

A look at TSO during the time of making their fourth album 'A Lost Christmas Eve' & expanding into two groups, TSO West/TSO East, for the annual winter tour, including the return of Alex Skolnick plus many new members both on the... more

A look at the third album by Trans-Siberian Orchestra the seemingly out of place non-Xmas rock opera 'Beethoven's Last Night' that a decade later would find a home on stage for a couple year mini-tour. Featured Jon Olivia & Patti Russo... more

A look at the new release '365 Days A Year' by The Kings Of Christmas, featuring TSO alumni Tommy Farese, Maxx Mann, Guy LeMonnier, Tony Gaynor, David Silva & Paul Morris. Outside of O'2L & Doctor Butcher this is the only... more

A look at the final guitarists of Savatage that only toured & never recorded: Jeff Waters of Canada's Annihilator & Jack Frost of Seven Witches plus opening with a discussion of controversy with The Kings Of Christmas.

The finals years of Savatage featuring the return of guitarist Al Pitrelli following the release of final album "Poets & Madmen" while the final tours include singer Damond Jiniya & guitarists Jack Frost & Jeff Waters.

A look at the final Savatage album "Poets & Madmen" that saw the return of Jon Oliva to a larger more traditional role in the band following the decline of his side projects & departure of vocalist Zak Stevens and guitarist Al Pitrelli. Often... more

A look at the final Savatage album "Poets & Madmen" following the loss of Zak Stevens & Al Pitrelli & the third TSO album "Beethoven's Last Night", featuring Patti Russo from Meat Loaf's band, that moved away from the Christmas... more

A look at the Christmas themed bands in the style of TSO the Kings Of Christmas & 12/24. Debuting in 2011 the Kings of Christmas features TSO alumni Maxx Mann, Tommy Farese, Paul Morris, Tony Gaynor & Guy LeMonnier.... more

A look at the 1999 PBS broadcast/home video release of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "The Ghost Of Christmas Eve" featuring a staged live performance of TSO with a new story, including guests Jewel and Michael Crawford... more
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