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Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Tampa, Florida
Status:
Changed name
Formed in:
1978
Genre:
Heavy Metal
Themes:
Myths, Legends
Last label:
Par Records
Years active:
1977-1978 (as Metropolis U.S.A.), 1978-1983, 1983-2002 (as Savatage), 2014-2015 (as Savatage), 2023-present (as Savatage)
Avatar began life around 1977 as a hard rock band under the name Metropolis U.S.A., which featured Jon and Criss Oliva on vocals and bass respectively, Maynard McIntire on guitar, Vinny Greco on drums. They released a single that same year on Atlantis Records, with "Let's Get Rowdy" being the A-side and "Take Off With the Crowd" the B-side, and by 1978, the band had changed its name to Avatar.

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Last known
Jon Oliva Bass (1978), Vocals (1978-1983), Drums (1980-1981)
See also: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Jon Oliva's Pain, Oliva, ex-Alien, ex-Black Diamond, ex-Metropolis U.S.A.
Criss Oliva Guitars (1978-1983)
(R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Savatage, ex-Black Diamond, ex-Metropolis U.S.A., ex-Tower
Steve Wacholz Drums (1979-1980, 1981-1983)
See also: Reverence, ex-Crimson Glory, ex-Savatage
Keith Collins Bass (1981-1983)
See also: ex-Krunch, ex-Jack Starr's Burning Starr, ex-Savatage, ex-Solar
Past
Fritz Bass
Roach Bass
Joe Conn Drums
Andy Gmelin Bass (1978-1980)
Patrick Dubs Guitars (1978-1980)
(R.I.P. 2004) See also: ex-Agentz, ex-Blaze, ex-Dakota Rose, ex-Paradox, ex-The Shakers
Brian Belenon Bass (1980)
See also: Paradox (USA)
Rich Bigano Guitars (1980)
See also: ex-Kingscrossing
Bob Boyer Vocals (1980)
Jon Oliva Bass (1978), Vocals (1978-1983), Drums (1980-1981)
See also: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Jon Oliva's Pain, Oliva, ex-Alien, ex-Black Diamond, ex-Metropolis U.S.A.
Criss Oliva Guitars (1978-1983)
(R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Savatage, ex-Black Diamond, ex-Metropolis U.S.A., ex-Tower
Steve Wacholz Drums (1979-1980, 1981-1983)
See also: Reverence, ex-Crimson Glory, ex-Savatage
Keith Collins Bass (1981-1983)
See also: ex-Krunch, ex-Jack Starr's Burning Starr, ex-Savatage, ex-Solar
Fritz Bass
Roach Bass
Joe Conn Drums
Andy Gmelin Bass (1978-1980)
Patrick Dubs Guitars (1978-1980)
(R.I.P. 2004) See also: ex-Agentz, ex-Blaze, ex-Dakota Rose, ex-Paradox, ex-The Shakers
Brian Belenon Bass (1980)
See also: Paradox (USA)
Rich Bigano Guitars (1980)
See also: ex-Kingscrossing
Bob Boyer Vocals (1980)
Added by: avatar Modified by: Thrashead89gd
Added on: 2003-03-02 05:59:00 Last modified on: 2023-04-29 05:51:57