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Music writer/bassist Aaron Joy (former owner of Roman Midnight Music label/marketing; CD reviewer www.romanmidnightmusic.blogspot.com, host of blogtalkradio's "Roman Midnight Music CD Reviews & Interviews" & "The Maine Music Journal") takes a weekly look at the enigma that is the popular rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Loved by some, decried by others for leaving its metal roots; a rehash of past music or braving new musical frontiers; a band or a revolving door of musicians; past it's p ...
 
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Final episode. A look at the climactic Savatage album Hall Of The Mountain King, plus a rare demo from original bassist Keith Collins.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the Savatage album 'Fight For The Rock', the first album with bassist Johnny Lee MiddletonBy TransSiberianOrch.
 
A mention of some Savatage tribute bands - Avatage, Sirens, Legions, The Unholy, Streets, Madmen & Poets, Strange Wings, Ghost In The Ruins.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at 'Edge Of Thorns', the final album to feature Criss Oliva and the first without Jon Oliva as vocalist, and 'Ghost In The Ruins', the live album released in tribute to Criss.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at Jon Oliva's post-Savatage band featuring guitarist Matt LaPorte, plus an update from Italian tribute band Strange Wings.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at a recent vocal addition to TSO - Jeff Scott Soto. JSS has performed with Journey, is the first singer of Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, numerous bands as a guest & member & has an active solo career.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at current events of TSO, including the Beethoven's Last Night Tour and first European tour & changing line-upBy TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the 2010 novel 'Beethoven's Immortal' by Jeff Fuell that uses TSO's album 'Beethoven's Last Night' as a theme.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the Paul O'Neill penned Savatage concept album 'Streets: A Rock Opera'. This would be the last album to feature Jon Oliva until the final Savatage album.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at Savatage's 1989 album 'Gutter Ballet', currently being re-recorded by TSO. It was inspired by 'Phantom Of The Opera' and marks the first major turn toward progressive rockBy TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at three vocalists familiar to TSO audiences who all have Broadway backgrounds - Bart Shatto, Michael Lanning & Rob EvansBy TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at two of the featured violinists with TSO. New Yorker Caitlin Moe is known for avant-garde violin music and exciting stage shows. Outside of playing violin for such musicians as Celine Dion, Elton John & Shania Twain, Roddy Chong is also an inspirational speakerBy TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the undefinable prog-funk-jazz-rock band Stratopheerius featuring electric violinist-singer-composer and teacher Joe Deninzon whose worked with TSO's Mark Wood, Sheryl Crow, Blackmore's Night plus bands that span country, rock, jazz, folk, world and classical. A former member of Stratopheerius is TSO's Alex Skolnick. Tonight features ...…
 
A look at the Italian Savatage cover band Strange Wings & the Savatage tribute EP by the Backhill Project.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at TSO's 'Night Castle' album, 5 years in the making.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the events surrounding the most extensive album by TSO 'Night Castle' that also took the longest to compose & introduced a new array of musicians to the TSO family. It also is the first TSO album to include numerous Savatage songs & a guest musician.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at many of the famous faces that have graced the TSO stage over the years.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the 'Japan Live 94' the only live album/video by Savatage recorded on the Handful of Rain tour. It's the first appearance of Jon Oliva in a lead vocal role after 2 years.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at two other guitarists who have played/toured with TSO. Berklee trained Damon LaScot has played country & rock music & toured extensively with Meat Loaf. Tristan Avakian has worked with Syl Sylvain, Lauryn Hill, Biohazard & Broadway's Rock Of Ages, Cirque De Soleil, Movin' Out, Hedwig & Van Helsing's Curse. This is a second attempt of a ...…
 
A look at two of the guitarists who've played with TSO onstage. Joel Hoekstra has played with Night Ranger, Foreigner, Jeff Scott Soto, amongst numerous other bands & in numerous Broadway shows & on tv. New Yorker George Cintron, known for his 80's band Cintron & as an early proponent of D.I.Y. recording, has played in numerous cover/tribute ba ...…
 
A look at rhythm guitarist Angus Clark whose regularly toured with TSO for a decade. He's also played with Kitaro, Jethro Tull/TSO violinist Anne Phoebe, hard rockers Drill, Trouble Club, Naked Sun & Daredevil Squadron & has appeared on Broadway with 'Rock Of Ages'By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look behind the scenes of Savatage/TSO at musician, studio & tour sound engineer Dave Wittman. Wittman has been working with producer Paul O'Neill since their 1970's work with the prog-rock band Slowburn & has also worked with Kiss, Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Psychedelic Furs & many more.…
 
A look at Van Helsing's Curse, the classical/rock fusion Halloween album and tour created by Dee Snider after being inspired by TSO. Included TSO members Al Pitrelli, Jane Mangini, Mark Wood, Tommy Farese.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at innovative violinist/composer/luthier Emmy-winning Mark Wood whose famous for his electric violin work. He's played with TSO, Steve Vai, Lenny Kravitz, Celine Dion, Billy Joel in addition to becoming a reknown treacher with his own rock orchestra camp with wife Laura Kaye.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at Trans-Siberian Orchestra two regular faces behind the bass, outside of Savatage member Johnny Lee Middleton, David Z & Chris Altenhoff. David Z also plays with Chris Caffery, Z02 & is on the tv show 'Z Rock'. NYC music degree holder, Chris Altenhoff has played with O'2L & Queen V.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the very important Narrators that string the Christmas story together during a TSO concert: Philip Brandon, Tony Gaynor, Bryan Hicks & Tim Cain.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the Chicago based Savatage tribute band the Savatage Experience, formed from the metal band Sacred Dawn with singer Troy Daniels of the official Savatage tribute band Streets. The band has been endorsed by Jon Oliva and drummer Steve Wacholz. Also looks at the Trans-Sylvanian Orchestra, a trio that released the Halloween themed take-o ...…
 
A look at Savatage's third album 'Power Of The Night' from 1985, the last album of the original line-up.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look back in time to 1985 during 'Power Of The Night' when the original Savatage line-up performed at the legendary CBGB's club. Payment for the gig was mastered soundboard recordings, shared courtesy of original bassist Keith Colllins.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at former TSO vocalist Kelly Keeling whose worked with Baton Rouge, Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus, Paris Keeling, O'2L, Blue Murder, Dokken, Michael Schenker Group, King Kobra and moreBy TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at drummer John O'Reilly who joined TSO when they split into two touring groups. Along with being a guitar teacher he's played extensively with Al Pitrelli in O'2L, Joe Lynn Turner and Coven Pitrelli Reilly, plus time with Rainbow, Bruce Springsteen, the Monkees, Earl Fatha Hines and many more.…
 
A look at the 3 albums by the jazzy largely instrumental 0'2L led by TSO's Jane Mangini & Al Pitrelli & also featuring an array of TSO members including Maxx Mann, Kelly Keeling, John O'Reilly, Chris Altenhoff, Johnny Lee Middleton, Mark Wood, Tommy Farese, Erin Henry plus Megadeth/Y&T's Jimmy DeGrasso, Blue Oyster Cult/Queen+Paul Rodger's Dann ...…
 
A look at TSO pianist Jane Mangini whose been in the band since their expanded tour, playing aside her ex-husband guitarist Al Pitrelli. Jane has also played with Rick Berlin, Van Helsing's Curse, Einstein, with GTR's Jonathan Mover, and her own band O'2L featuring numerous TSO members.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
A look at the 2004 TSO album "A Lost Christmas Eve" which was the first to include an expanded band beyond the Savatage core and the last of the Christmas Trilogy. It features the song "Wizards In Winter" which became famous as the soundtrack to a home holiday light show that was later featured in a beer commercial.…
 
A look at TSO during the time of making their fourth album 'A Lost Christmas Eve' & expanding into two groups, TSO West/TSO East, for the annual winter tour, including the return of Alex Skolnick plus many new members both on the album & on tour.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
Pre-recorded live interview (from Aaron Joy's Roman Midnight Music Podcast on blogtalkradio) with producer-bassist Chris Nunes of Ornament, the TSO tribute band he founded to help raise money for schools & charities. Chris, a middle school teacher, talks about bringing TSO to the stage every Christmas for the past 6 years.…
 
Pre-recorded live interview (from Aaron Joy's Roman Midnight Music Podcast on blogtalkradio) with producer-bassist Chris Nunes of Ornament, the TSO tribute band he founded to help raise money for schools & charities. Chris, a middle school teacher, talks about bringing TSO to the stage every Christmas for the past 6 years.…
 
A look at the third album by Trans-Siberian Orchestra the seemingly out of place non-Xmas rock opera 'Beethoven's Last Night' that a decade later would find a home on stage for a couple year mini-tour. Featured Jon Olivia & Patti Russo of MeatloafBy TransSiberianOrch.
 
New pre-recorded interview with the final singer of Savatage Damond Jiniya. Damond discusses the final days of Savatage in depth including working with Jeff Waters and Jack Frost and recording for TSO. This interview sets the record straight after an interview with a Brazilian magazine in early 2011 that left some things lost in translation.…
 
New pre-recorded interview with the final singer of Savatage Damond Jiniya. Damond discusses the final days of Savatage in depth including working with Jeff Waters and Jack Frost and recording for TSO, plus his audition with Rock Star: INXS. This interview sets the record straight after an interview with a Brazilian magazine in early 2011 that ...…
 
A look at the new release '365 Days A Year' by The Kings Of Christmas, featuring TSO alumni Tommy Farese, Maxx Mann, Guy LeMonnier, Tony Gaynor, David Silva & Paul Morris. Outside of O'2L & Doctor Butcher this is the only band with such a numerous amount of TSO membersBy TransSiberianOrch.
 
Anniversary episode featuring hard to find unreleased tracks including Al Pitrelli's session work with singer/songwriter Arti Tisi and Chris Caffery's Witch Doctor demos.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
Pre-recorded live interview (from Aaron Joy's Roman Midnight Music Podcast on blogtalkradio) with composer Troy Montgomery discussing his new album "Under The Gun" that features Savatage alumni Jon Olivia & Damond Jiniya & the late Jon Oliva's Pain guitarist Matt LaPorte. Interview with Troy Montgomery, Damond Jiniya & Tommy Spittle of Rebel Pr ...…
 
Pre-recorded live interview (from Aaron Joy's Roman Midnight Music Podcast on blogtalkradio) with composer Troy Montgomery discussing his new album "Under The Gun" that features Savatage alumni Jon Olivia & Damond Jiniya & the late Jon Oliva's Pain guitarist Matt LaPorte. Interview with Troy Montgomery, Damond Jiniya & Tommy Spittle of Rebel Pr ...…
 
Pre-recorded live interview (from Aaron Joy's Roman Midnight Music Podcast on blogtalkradio) with composer Troy Montgomery discussing his new album "Under The Gun" that features Savatage alumni Jon Olivia & Damond Jiniya & the late Jon Oliva's Pain guitarist Matt LaPorte. Interview with Troy Montgomery, Damond Jiniya & Tommy Spittle of Rebel Pr ...…
 
A look at the final guitarists of Savatage that only toured & never recorded: Jeff Waters of Canada's Annihilator & Jack Frost of Seven Witches plus opening with a discussion of controversy with The Kings Of Christmas.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
The finals years of Savatage featuring the return of guitarist Al Pitrelli following the release of final album "Poets & Madmen" while the final tours include singer Damond Jiniya & guitarists Jack Frost & Jeff Waters.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
Interview with popular fantasy & erotica/romance writer Dayle Dermatis whose short story "The Queen Of Christmas" was inspired by TSO. Dale has written hundreds of stories published in a variety of publications, online & print & in the famous Harlequin series, & often uses musical themes throughout her writing.…
 
A brief look at the two years TSO guitarist Al Pitrelli spent with thrash kings Megadeth, successor to acclaimed guitarist Marty Friedman, & his one album with the band "The World Needs A Hero". Includes interview clips from Al & Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
Pre-recorded interview with vocalist Zak Stevens about his band Circle II Circle's 6th release coming out in 2012. Zak also discusses Savatage & TSO.By TransSiberianOrch.
 
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