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Savatage

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Tampa, Florida
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1983
Genre:
Heavy/Power Metal, Progressive Metal/Rock
Lyrical themes:
Dark Fantasy, Horror, Metal (Early), Real Life Stories, Introspection (Later)
Current label:
SPV GmbH
Years active:
1979-1983 (as Avatar), 1983-2002, 2014-present
Formed as Avatar, then changed their name to Savatage in early 1983.

After splitting up in 2002, it was announced on August 2, 2014 that Savatage will reunite for Wacken Open Air in 2015.

Jon Oliva remained involved with Savatage for the period he was 'out' of the band by writing music and lyrics, playing keyboards and providing some vocals.

"Streets: A Rock Opera" and all Savatage ...
Current
Jon Oliva Vocals (1983-2002, 2014-present), Keyboards (1986-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Jon Oliva's Pain, Oliva, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Avatar, ex-Alien, ex-Metropolis
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass (1985-2002, 2014-present), Vocals (backing) (2014-present)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Big Shooter, Johnny Lee Middleton
Zak Stevens Vocals (lead) (1993-2000, 2014-present)
See also: Circle II Circle, ex-Machines of Grace, ex-Wicked Witch, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Jeff Plate Drums (1994-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Metal Church, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Machines of Grace, ex-Wicked Witch, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Doctor Butcher
Al Pitrelli Guitars (1994-1999, 2002, 2014-present), Vocals (backing) (2014-present)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Van Helsing's Curse, ex-CPR, ex-Widowmaker, O'2L, ex-Megadeth, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh and Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex
Chris Caffery Guitars (1994-2002, 2014-present), Vocals (backing) (2014-present)
See also: Chris Caffery, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Tim "Ripper" Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
Past
Keith "Thumper" Collins Bass (1983-1985)
See also: ex-Krunch, ex-Avatar, ex-Jack Starr's Burning Starr, ex-Solar
Steve "Doc" Wacholz Drums (1983-1993)
See also: Reverence, ex-Avatar, ex-Crimson Glory, ex-Metropolis
Criss Oliva Guitars (1983-1993)
(R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Avatar, ex-Alien, ex-Metropolis, ex-Tower
Alex Skolnick Guitars (1994)
See also: Testament, ex-Legacy, Alex Skolnick Trio, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-Attention Deficit
Jack Frost Guitars (2000-2001)
See also: Bird of Prey, Frost, Seven Witches, The Bronx Casket Co., ex-Farley's Ritual, ex-Frost Bite, ex-Speeed, ex-Randall Frost Project, ex-Belladonna, ex-Marshall Law, ex-Lizzy Borden (live), ex-Metalium
Damond Jiniya Vocals (lead) (2001-2002)
See also: Lover of Sin (live), Herman/Nebula, ex-Diet of Worms
Past (Live)
Chris Caffery Guitars (rhythm) (1987-1989), Keyboards (1987-1989)
See also: Chris Caffery, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Tim "Ripper" Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
John Zahner Keyboards (1991)
See also: ex-Crimson Glory (live), ex-Circle II Circle, ex-Jon Oliva's Pain
Andy James Drums (1993)
See also: ex-Predator
Wes Garren Guitars (rhythm), Keyboards (1993)
Jeff Waters Guitars (2002)
See also: Annihilator
Jon Oliva Vocals (1983-2002, 2014-present), Keyboards (1986-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Jon Oliva's Pain, Oliva, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Avatar, ex-Alien, ex-Metropolis
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass (1985-2002, 2014-present), Vocals (backing) (2014-present)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Big Shooter, Johnny Lee Middleton
Zak Stevens Vocals (lead) (1993-2000, 2014-present)
See also: Circle II Circle, ex-Machines of Grace, ex-Wicked Witch, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Jeff Plate Drums (1994-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Metal Church, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Machines of Grace, ex-Wicked Witch, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Doctor Butcher
Al Pitrelli Guitars (1994-1999, 2002, 2014-present), Vocals (backing) (2014-present)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Van Helsing's Curse, ex-CPR, ex-Widowmaker, O'2L, ex-Megadeth, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh and Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex
Chris Caffery Guitars (1994-2002, 2014-present), Vocals (backing) (2014-present)
See also: Chris Caffery, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Tim "Ripper" Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
Keith "Thumper" Collins Bass (1983-1985)
See also: ex-Krunch, ex-Avatar, ex-Jack Starr's Burning Starr, ex-Solar
Steve "Doc" Wacholz Drums (1983-1993)
See also: Reverence, ex-Avatar, ex-Crimson Glory, ex-Metropolis
Criss Oliva Guitars (1983-1993)
(R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Avatar, ex-Alien, ex-Metropolis, ex-Tower
Alex Skolnick Guitars (1994)
See also: Testament, ex-Legacy, Alex Skolnick Trio, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-Attention Deficit
Jack Frost Guitars (2000-2001)
See also: Bird of Prey, Frost, Seven Witches, The Bronx Casket Co., ex-Farley's Ritual, ex-Frost Bite, ex-Speeed, ex-Randall Frost Project, ex-Belladonna, ex-Marshall Law, ex-Lizzy Borden (live), ex-Metalium
Damond Jiniya Vocals (lead) (2001-2002)
See also: Lover of Sin (live), Herman/Nebula, ex-Diet of Worms
Past
Chris Caffery Guitars (rhythm) (1987-1989), Keyboards (1987-1989)
See also: Chris Caffery, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Tim "Ripper" Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
John Zahner Keyboards (1991)
See also: ex-Crimson Glory (live), ex-Circle II Circle, ex-Jon Oliva's Pain
Andy James Drums (1993)
See also: ex-Predator
Wes Garren Guitars (rhythm), Keyboards (1993)
Jeff Waters Guitars (2002)
See also: Annihilator
Added by: sirmonarch Modified by: EmpyreusX
Added on: 2002-07-18 12:28:14 Last modified on: 2014-12-07 02:48:14
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