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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:
Steamhammer
Years active:
1979-1983 (as Avatar), 1983-2002, 2014-present
After taking a rest from the musical scene in 2002, it was announced on August 2, 2014 that Savatage would 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 full-length releases from "Dead Winter Dead" onwards ...
Current
Jon Oliva Vocals (1983-1993, 2000-2001), Keyboards (1986-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Jon Oliva's Pain, Oliva, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Avatar, ex-Alien, ex-Black Diamond, ex-Metropolis
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass, Vocals (backing) (1985-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Big Shooter, Johnny Lee Middleton, ex-Lefty
Chris Caffery Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1989-1990, 1994-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Artension, Chris Caffery, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Church (live), John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
Zak Stevens Vocals (lead) (1993-2000, 2014-present)
See also: Circle II Circle, Stardust Reverie, 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, Vocals (backing) (1994-1999, 2002, 2014-present)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Widowmaker, ex-Van Helsing's Curse, O'2L, ex-Megadeth, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-CPR, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh and Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex
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-Black Diamond, ex-Tower
Alex Skolnick Guitars (1994)
See also: Metal Allegiance, 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., Circle II Circle (live), ex-Farley's Ritual, ex-Frost Bite, ex-Speeed, ex-Randall Frost Project, ex-Belladonna, ex-Lizzy Borden (live), ex-Marshall Law, 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), Keyboards (1987-1988)
See also: Artension, Chris Caffery, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Church (live), John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
Michael Reynolds Drums (1988)
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-Torrod, ex-Predator
Wes Garren Guitars (rhythm), Keyboards (1993)
Jeff Waters Guitars (2002)
See also: Annihilator
Bill Hudson Guitars (2015)
See also: Circle II Circle, Jon Oliva's Pain, Stardust Reverie, Consortium Project (live), ex-The Supremacy, Emphatic, ex-Avian, ex-Cellador, ex-Ian Parry, ex-Power Quest, ex-Kobra and the Lotus (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Vital Remains (live), ex-Epicurean (live), ex-Aquaria, ex-Written in Blood, ex-Westfield Massacre
Vitalij Kuprij Keyboards (2015)
See also: Artension, Mark Boals, Ring of Fire, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Vitalij Kuprij, Ferrigno, Leal, Kuprij, ex-Adagio, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Stygia, ex-Atlantis Rising
Jon Oliva Vocals (1983-1993, 2000-2001), Keyboards (1986-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Jon Oliva's Pain, Oliva, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Avatar, ex-Alien, ex-Black Diamond, ex-Metropolis
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass, Vocals (backing) (1985-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Big Shooter, Johnny Lee Middleton, ex-Lefty
Chris Caffery Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1989-1990, 1994-2002, 2014-present)
See also: Artension, Chris Caffery, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Church (live), John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
Zak Stevens Vocals (lead) (1993-2000, 2014-present)
See also: Circle II Circle, Stardust Reverie, 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, Vocals (backing) (1994-1999, 2002, 2014-present)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Widowmaker, ex-Van Helsing's Curse, O'2L, ex-Megadeth, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-CPR, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh and Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex
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-Black Diamond, ex-Tower
Alex Skolnick Guitars (1994)
See also: Metal Allegiance, 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., Circle II Circle (live), ex-Farley's Ritual, ex-Frost Bite, ex-Speeed, ex-Randall Frost Project, ex-Belladonna, ex-Lizzy Borden (live), ex-Marshall Law, 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), Keyboards (1987-1988)
See also: Artension, Chris Caffery, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Church (live), John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
Michael Reynolds Drums (1988)
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-Torrod, ex-Predator
Wes Garren Guitars (rhythm), Keyboards (1993)
Jeff Waters Guitars (2002)
See also: Annihilator
Bill Hudson Guitars (2015)
See also: Circle II Circle, Jon Oliva's Pain, Stardust Reverie, Consortium Project (live), ex-The Supremacy, Emphatic, ex-Avian, ex-Cellador, ex-Ian Parry, ex-Power Quest, ex-Kobra and the Lotus (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Vital Remains (live), ex-Epicurean (live), ex-Aquaria, ex-Written in Blood, ex-Westfield Massacre
Vitalij Kuprij Keyboards (2015)
See also: Artension, Mark Boals, Ring of Fire, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Vitalij Kuprij, Ferrigno, Leal, Kuprij, ex-Adagio, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Stygia, ex-Atlantis Rising
Added by: sirmonarch Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2002-07-18 12:28:14 Last modified on: 2016-07-25 01:14:39