Origin: FL, USA
Genres: Traditional Metal, Progressive Metal
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Savatage  


In the course of their twenty or so years of existence, Savatage developed into one a standout /hard rock bands around. Their earlier work is harder, forging a true American power metal sound, while the later albums have more of an accessible hard rock sound with with slight progressive touches. Led by the indominable Oliva brothers (vocalist Jon and guitarist Criss), albums like the classic debut Sirens, the career-defining '87 class Hall Of The Mountain King, and the excellent rock opera Streets in 1991 put Savatage on the metal map for good. Alas, tragedy befell the band in 1993 when Criss Oliva was struck by a drunk driver and killed. Though the band perservered and even prospered in the years following, it was never quite the same for Savatage again. The later years saw a different side to the band, with Jon Oliva himself taking a back seat to new vocalist Zach Stevens, even leaving the band for a time. By the late nineties side projects such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra (featuring pretty much the entire band at one time or another) became the focus for the members, with Savatage's last album, Poets And Madmen, appearing in 2001. Though there was never a formal announcement of a breakup, it has long been thought that the band was no more, and Jon has said as much in recent interviews, stating TSO, his own band Jon Oliva's Pain, and Stevens' Circle II Circle as being their main projects now.

Current Members

Damond Jiniya

vocals

Jon Oliva

keyboards/vocals (Doctor Butcher, Jon Oliva's Pain)

Chris Caffery

guitars (Doctor Butcher, Metalium)

Al Pitrelli

guitars (Megadeth, Vertex)

Johnny Lee Middleton

bass

Jeff Plate

drums (Metal Church, Machines Of Grace)

Former Members/Guests

Zachary Stevens

vocals (Circle II Circle)

Criss Oliva

guitars RIP: October 17, 1993, killed in a car accident

Alex Skolnick

guitars (Attention Deficit, Testament)

Keith Collins

bass (Burning Starr)

Steve Wachholz

drums (Crimson Glory)


Discography



Sirens 
1983 Par
  1. Sirens
  2. Holocaust
  3. I Believe
  4. Rage
  5. On The Run
  6. Twisted Little Sister
  7. Living For The Night
  8. Scream Murder
  9. Out On The Streets
  10. Lady In Disguise
  11. The Message
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Keith Collins
  • Steve Wachholz
1983 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) The Dungeons Are Calling 
1985 Combat
  1. The Dungeons Are Calling
  2. By The Grace Of The Witch
  3. Visions
  4. Midas Knight
  5. City Beneath The Surface
  6. The Whip
  7. Fighting For Your Love
  8. Sirens
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Keith Collins
  • Steve Wachholz




Power Of The Night 
1985 Atlantic
  1. Power Of The Night
  2. Unusual
  3. Warriors
  4. Necrophilia
  5. Washed Out
  6. Hard For Love
  7. Fountain Of Youth
  8. Skull Session
  9. Stuck On You
  10. In The Dream
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Keith Collins
  • Steve Wachholz

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Fight For The Rock 
1986 Atlantic
  1. Fight For The Rock
  2. Out On The Streets
  3. Crying For Love
  4. Day After Day
  5. The Edge Of Midnight
  6. Hyde
  7. Lady In Disguise
  8. She's Only Rock 'N Roll
  9. Wishing Well
  10. Red Light Paradise
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Steve Wachholz

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



In The Hall Of The Mountain King 
1987 Atlantic
  1. 24 Hrs. Ago
  2. Beyond The Doors Of The Dark
  3. Legions
  4. Strange Wings
  5. Prelude To Maddness
  6. Hall Of The Mountain King
  7. The Price You Pay
  8. White Witch
  9. Last Dawn
  10. Devastation
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Steve Wachholz
1987 Internet Top Ten album




Gutter Ballet 
1989 Atlantic
  1. Of Rage And War
  2. Gutter Ballet
  3. Temptation - Revelation
  4. When The Crowds Are Gone
  5. Silk And Steel
  6. She's In Love
  7. Hounds
  8. The Unholy
  9. Mentally Yours
  10. Summer's Rain
  11. Thorazine Shuffle
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Chris Caffery
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Steve Wachholz
1989 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Streets: A Rock Opera 
1991 Atlantic
  1. Streets
  2. Jesus Saves
  3. Tonight He Grins Again
  4. Strange Reality
  5. A Little Too Far
  6. You Are Alive
  7. Sammy and Tex
  8. St. Patrick's
  9. Can You Hear Me Now?
  10. New York City Don't Mean Nothing
  11. Ghosts In The Ruins
  12. If I Go Away
  13. Agony and Ecstasy
  14. Heal My Soul
  15. Somewhere In Time
  16. Believe
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Steve Wachholz




Edge Of Thorns 
1993 Atlantic
  1. Edge Of Thorns
  2. He Carves His Stone
  3. Lights Out
  4. Skraggy's Tomb
  5. Labyrinths
  6. Follow Me
  7. Exit Music
  8. Degrees Of Sanity
  9. Conversation Piece
  10. All That I Bleed
  11. Damien
  12. Miles Away
  13. Sleep
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Criss Oliva
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Steve Wachholz
1993 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Handful Of Rain 
1994 Atlantic
  1. Taunting Cobras
  2. Handful Of Rain
  3. Chance
  4. Stare Into The Sun
  5. Castles Burning
  6. Visions
  7. Watching You Fall
  8. Nothing Going On
  9. Symmetry
  10. Alone You Breathe
  • Jon Oliva
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Alex Skolnick
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Steve Wachholz

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Dead Winter Dead 
1995 Atlantic
  1. Overture
  2. Sarajevo
  3. This Is the Time
  4. I Am
  5. Starlight
  6. Doesn't Matter Anyway
  7. This Isn't what We Meant
  8. Mozart and Madness
  9. Memory (Dead Winter Dead Intro)
  10. Dead Winter Dead
  11. One Child
  12. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)
  13. Not What You See
  • Jon Oliva
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Chris Caffery
  • Al Pitrelli
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Jeff Plate
1995 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Final Bell  LIVE
1996
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Chris Caffery
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Steve Wachholz




From The Gutter To The Stage  COMPILATION
1996
  1. Sirens (live)
  2. Power of the Night
  3. Prelude to Madness
  4. Hall of the Mountain King
  5. 24 Hours Ago
  6. Gutter Ballet
  7. When the Crowds Are Gone
  8. Silk and Steel
  9. New York City Don't Mean Nothing
  10. Agony and Ecstasy
  11. Believe
  12. Edge of Thorns
  13. Chance
  14. Mozart and Madness
  15. One Child
  16. Shotgun Innocence
  17. Forever After
  18. This Is Where You Should Be
  19. D.T. Jesus

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



The Wake Of Magellan 
1997 Atlantic
  1. The Ocean
  2. Welcome
  3. Turns To Me
  4. Morning Sun
  5. Another Way
  6. Blackjack Guillotine
  7. Paragons Of Innocence
  8. Complaint In The System (Veronica Geurin)
  9. Underture
  10. The Wake Of Magellan
  11. Anymore
  12. The Storm
  13. The Hourglass
  14. Somewhere in Time / Alone You Breathe
  15. Sleep
  16. Stay
  • Jon Oliva
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Chris Caffery
  • Al Pitrelli
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Jeff Plate

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Poets And Madmen 
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Stay With Me Awhile
  2. There In The Silence
  3. Commisar
  4. I Seek Power
  5. Drive
  6. Morphine Child
  7. The Rumor
  8. Man In The Mirror
  9. Surrender
  10. Awaken
  11. Back To A Reason
  12. Shotgun Innocence (bonus track)
  • Jon Oliva
  • Chris Caffery
  • Johnny Lee Middleton
  • Jeff Plate

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Still The Orchestra Plays  COMPILATION
2010 earMUSIC
  1. Power Of The Night
  2. Hall Of The Mountain King
  3. 24 Hours Ago
  4. Legions
  5. Gutter Ballet
  6. Summers Rain
  7. When The Crowds Are Gone
  8. Ghost In The Ruins
  9. If I Go Away
  10. NYC Don't Mean Nothing
  11. Edge Of Thorns
  12. All That I Bleed
  13. Handful Of Rain
  14. Chance
  15. One Child
  16. I Am
  17. Anymore
  18. Hourglass
  19. The Wake Of Magellan
  20. Morphine Child
  21. Anymore (acoustic)
  22. Not What You See (acoustic)
  23. Out On The Streets (acoustic)

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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