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[joedraper] Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:23:21 PM 
TSO just pump out materpiece after masterpiece. I forget how good they are. I was at gym and forgot that I had them on my ipod imagine my smile when it came on right toward the end of my workout and it was cool down and stretch time... Perfect music for a perfect situation!
[ProwlerCub] Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:03:26 AM 
Oh yeah and I forgot that one of the female vocalists, Jill Goia, was featured on Rockstar Supernova a few years back.  They also have some fans of Savatage playing in TSO as well as Alex Skolnick.
[ProwlerCub] Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:01:14 AM 
You are partly correct ,TSO was nnot necessarily a tribute to Criss (HUGE TALENT LOST RIP).  Under the direction of Paul O'Niell Savatage started experimenting with use of orchestra starting with Hall of the Mountain King and Gutter Ballet.   After Criss was tragically killed by a drunk driver Savatage was at a crossroads.  Jon Oliva was basically in the band in the studio but there was no guitar player.  Atlantic wanted to known guitar player in the band instead of an unknown, enter Alex Skolnick.  Jon Oliva returned the band full time for Handful of Rain which saw the band start to experiment a little more with counterpoint vocals and such.    The next release Dead Winter Dead, a concept album about the Bonia war, which also brought back Chris Caffery on guitar.  On this album there was the Christmas Eve 12/24 track which a Tampa DJ started to play around Christmas time and the phone blew up wanting to know the name of the band and the song.  With the popularity of the song it gave Paul the idea to establish a new group to differentiate it from the Savatage history and explore other avenues.  I am really getting over the Christmas thing but Beethoven's Last Night and Night Castle are fantastic.  There was supposed to be a stage production of Beethoven's Last night which never happened for some reason.  It is interesting going to a TSO show and seeing the difference in who the Savatage fans are and who are there strictly for TSO.  This information is all from memory from conversations I have had with Paul O'Niell and Jon Oliva (both guys are superfantastically nice) over the years at shows and may be a bit blurry.
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[hellrider 31038] Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:23:18 PM 
TOTALLY my opinion
[acolyte55] Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:15:08 PM 
it is a great way to appease the wife with" christmas music" and still rock out!!!  lol
[Dime/UNDER BLOOD RED SKIES!!!!] Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:22:09 PM 
Damn i need to get that one too, Nutrocker and Tracers those are 2 other really good songs.
[acolyte55] Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:18:24 PM 
yeah xmas album rocks also !!!!
[Dime/UNDER BLOOD RED SKIES!!!!] Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:15:10 PM 
    I just read about this in a random magazine and bought one of their albums and now i want every single one. To those who don't know, the Trans-siberian orchestra rose out of the ashes of SAVATAGE, after the death of their lead guitarist chis olivia, they began it as a tribute to him and his love of orchestrated and technical music.
 The album i bought is Night Castle, to those who have never heard the TSO, this is a great album and i highly recommend it. Favourties so far are, "Sparks", The mountian(the original moutain king song) "Night Castle" , "another way you can die" and thats just the first album.(2 disk) my favourtie song on the album is EPIPHANY though, WOW awesome song, warning starts out really slow, kinda below average song until almost exactly half way through, after you hear the word COLISEUM! it fucking rocks!!

  Some may complain(hardcores for the death metal and grindcore shit) that this isnt their kind of music, but i honestly love it, it broadens Metal to a much wider audience without making it awful. Some of the most talented music ive ever heard. Something for everyone in this with 5-7 different singers including an extremly talented girl vocalist who sings one of my favourites"father son and holy ghost" To the doubters, Ex- Megadeth guitar player Al petralli ( i cant spell with shit!!) rocks on this album.
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