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Savatage

Formed: 1981
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Savatage Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Savatage.

Interview

Audio Interview Available With Jon Oliva

Jon Oliva sat down to speak with me today to discuss his new solo record "Raise the Curtain." The audio portion of the interview can be heard below (transcribed version pending). In the interview, Oliva touched on a myriad of topics, including the upcoming Jon Oliva's Pain record, which will be "the heaviest record" he has ever done, which Oliva describes as "dark, twisted, but very musical." Tran-Siberian Orchestra is recording three albums simultaneously, including Romanov, based on a novel by producer/writer Paul O'Neill, which was at first intended to be a Savatage album after "Edge of Thorns," and then intended to be the first T.S.O. album. Of course, Savatage was touched on along with his appearance at the songwriting clinic at ProgPower USA in 2012.

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Interview

A Chat With Vocalist Jon Oliva

Jon Oliva’s Pain is the solo project of former Savatage vocalist Jon Oliva. While his former endeavors have stuck with the vocalist to this day, Oliva has shown over the years that Jon Oliva’s Pain isn’t just some random band that he plays with on the side. Oliva has released three albums so far with the band since its formation in 2003 and the band recently released their fourth album, “Festival,” featuring a return to more fantasy-based themes. I recently had the chance to speak to Oliva over the phone about the personal lyrical touch of “Festival,” his interesting habits at live shows and the filming of a live DVD in October. More...

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