History Music / Savatage

13th May '16 10:47:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''Dead Winter Dead'' - A story about the [[TheYugoslavWars Bosnian civil war]]. A young Serbian man and a Muslim woman are dragged into picking sides as a pointless war consumes a newborn nation. Meanwhile, an old man protests the conflict by playing his cello in a ruined square during nightly bombings.

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** ''Dead Winter Dead'' - A story about the [[TheYugoslavWars [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Bosnian civil war]]. A young Serbian man and a Muslim woman are dragged into picking sides as a pointless war consumes a newborn nation. Meanwhile, an old man protests the conflict by playing his cello in a ruined square during nightly bombings.
28th Jul '15 12:13:48 PM Inspeps
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* BreakupBreakout: Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli focused all their efforts on Trans Siberian Orchestra after Savatage disbanded and have had far more success in the former than they ever did with the latter.

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* BreakupBreakout: Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli focused all their efforts on Trans Siberian Trans-Siberian Orchestra after Savatage disbanded and have had far more success in the former than they ever did with the latter.
28th Jul '15 12:12:51 PM Inspeps
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* BreakupBreakout: Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli focused all their efforts on Trans Siberian Orchestra after Savatage disbanded and have had far more success in the former than they ever did with the latter.
1st Jan '15 2:44:25 PM Rotpar
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Savatage was a ProgressiveMetal band from Tarpon Springs, Florida. Originally named Avatar, the band was formed by Jon Oliva and his brother Criss, the name "Savatage" was born when they were forced to change Avatar's name and they combined it with "savage". Savatage was active between 1978 and 2001, released twelve albums and survived the 1993 death of Criss, before entering an indefinite hiatus. During the hiatus, the band was broken up so that Jon Oliva could focus on other projects; Music/TransSiberianOrchestra as well as Jon Oliva's Pain.

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Savatage was a ProgressiveMetal band from Tarpon Springs, Florida. Originally named Avatar, the band was formed by Jon Oliva Creator/JonOliva and his brother Criss, the name "Savatage" was born when they were forced to change Avatar's name and they combined it with "savage". Savatage was active between 1978 and 2001, released twelve albums and survived the 1993 death of Criss, before entering an indefinite hiatus. During the hiatus, the band was broken up so that Jon Oliva could focus on other projects; Music/TransSiberianOrchestra as well as Jon Oliva's Pain.
23rd Dec '14 9:42:49 PM Rotpar
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* {{Portmantitle}}

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* {{Portmantitle}}{{Portmantitle}}: Avatar + Savage = Savatage.
23rd Dec '14 3:57:37 PM Rotpar
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* ''Sirens'' (1983)
* ''The Dungeons Are Calling'' (1984, EP)
* ''Power of the Night'' (1985)
* ''Fight for the Rock'' (1986)
* ''Hall of the Mountain King'' (1987)
* ''Gutter Ballet'' (1989)
* ''[[Music/StreetsARockOpera Streets: A Rock Opera]]'' (1991)
* ''Edge of Thorns'' (1993)
* ''Handful of Rain'' (1994)

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* ''Sirens'' ''{{Music/Sirens}}'' (1983)
* ''The Dungeons Are Calling'' ''Music/TheDungeonsAreCalling'' (1984, EP)
* ''Power of the Night'' ''Music/PowerOfTheNight'' (1985)
* ''Fight for the Rock'' ''Music/FightForTheRock'' (1986)
* ''Hall of the Mountain King'' ''Music/HallOfTheMountainKing'' (1987)
* ''Gutter Ballet'' ''Music/GutterBallet'' (1989)
* ''[[Music/StreetsARockOpera Streets: A Rock Opera]]'' ''Music/StreetsARockOpera'' (1991)
* ''Edge of Thorns'' ''Music/EdgeOfThorns'' (1993)
* ''Handful of Rain'' ''Music/HandfulOfRain'' (1994)



* ''Poets and Madmen'' (2001)

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* ''Poets and Madmen'' ''Music/PoetsAndMadmen'' (2001)
23rd Dec '14 3:50:05 PM Rotpar
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* ExecutiveMeddling:
** ''Fight for the Rock'' could almost be called ''Executive Meddling: The Album''. The label had hired Jon to write pop-rock songs for other bands and then decided the collection should be the new Savatage release. They also insisted on a photo of the band which led to the disliked Iwo Jima cover. Finally, the album had a "sales-boosting" content warning sticker added to a squeaky-clean album.
** ''Streets'' had the subtitle "A Rock Opera" added despite the band's protests.



* SimilarlyNamedWorks: There are actually two ''different'' songs by the name "Lady in Disguise", as well as "Visions" names a song on the ''Sirens'' album as well as an instrumental piece on ''Handful of Rain''
** Consider also "Believe" (''Streets'') vs. "I Believe" (''Sirens'')
** Later, Savatage apparently became affected with putting "Child" in the titles of epic ballads, resulting in "One Child" (''Dead Winter Dead'') and "Morphine Child" (''Poets and Madmen'')
*** This is brought back in Trans-Siberian Orchestra's new song "Child Unseen", which has heavy Savatage elements. The vocalist even wears a Gutter Ballet shirt.
5th Oct '14 2:49:07 AM m8e
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They initially played typical Music/HeavyMetal, reminiscent of Music/JudasPriest or Music/IronMaiden, before being joined by producer Paul O'Neill in 1987. Afterwards, they switched to a more conceptual, symphonic style of music. They successfully combined elements of both formats on several albums, giving them a varied mix between metal and progressive rock. While they never became a mainstream success, they were appreciated by critics and developed a very loyal fan base.

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They initially played typical Music/HeavyMetal, HeavyMetal, reminiscent of Music/JudasPriest or Music/IronMaiden, before being joined by producer Paul O'Neill in 1987. Afterwards, they switched to a more conceptual, symphonic style of music. They successfully combined elements of both formats on several albums, giving them a varied mix between metal and progressive rock. While they never became a mainstream success, they were appreciated by critics and developed a very loyal fan base.
22nd Sep '14 3:19:22 PM StFan
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Savatage was a ProgressiveMetal band from Tarpon Springs, Florida. Originally named Avatar, the band was formed by Jon Oliva and his brother Criss, the name "Savatage" was born when they were forced to change Avatar's name and they combined it with "savage". Savatage was active between 1978 and 2001, released twelve albums and survived the 1993 death of Criss, before entering an indefinite hiatus. During the hiatus, the band was broken up so that Jon Oliva could focus on other projects; TransSiberianOrchestra as well as Jon Oliva's Pain.

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Savatage was a ProgressiveMetal band from Tarpon Springs, Florida. Originally named Avatar, the band was formed by Jon Oliva and his brother Criss, the name "Savatage" was born when they were forced to change Avatar's name and they combined it with "savage". Savatage was active between 1978 and 2001, released twelve albums and survived the 1993 death of Criss, before entering an indefinite hiatus. During the hiatus, the band was broken up so that Jon Oliva could focus on other projects; TransSiberianOrchestra Music/TransSiberianOrchestra as well as Jon Oliva's Pain.
7th Sep '14 7:02:05 PM theAdeptRogue
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* JesusSaves: The title of a song on ''Streets'' and a CatchPhrase related to the character, D.T. Jesus.
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