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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.

On-Demand Episodes

Taking a look at late Savatage guitarist/co-founder Criss Oliva, brother of Jon Oliva of Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Jon Oliva's Pain.

Looking at the history of Savatage with the entrance of former Alice Cooper/Asia guitarist Al Pitrelli and the recording of 'Dead Winter Dead' featuring the chart-topper "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)"

A look at singer/composer/pianist and 'Mountain King' Jon Oliva, founding member of Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain and Doctor Butcher, and composer with Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Spotlight on Savatage/TSO drummer Jeff Plate, also of Metal Church, Machines Of Grace and the solo albums of Chris Caffery.

The death of guitarist Criss Oliva & his replacement Alex Skolnick of Testament, Zak Stevens fronting the band following exit of Jon Oliva into Doctor Butcher with Chris Caffery, enter of drummer Jeff Plate

A look at Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 2011 PBS special 'The Birth Of Rock Theater'

Spotlight on Savatage/TSO composer/producer Paul O'Neill who creates the lyrical concept albums that have attracted TSO fans.

Spotlight on Savatage/TSO guitarist Chris Caffery, also of Doctor Butcher, a solo career and numerous guest appearances.

Spotlight on Savatage/TSO bassist Johnny Lee Middleton including his forthcoming debut solo release. With special contribution just for this show from Johnny Lee himself.

Entrance into Savatage of composer Paul O'Neill leading to 'Hall of the Mountain King', 'Gutter Ballet', 'Streets: A Rock Opera' & 'Edge Of Thorns', plus the entrance of guitarist Chris Caffery & vocalist Zak Stevens & loss of the Oliva... more
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