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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Paul O’Neill’s best Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra tracks

Posted by on April 17, 2017

The very idea of a rock opera was a bit antiquated when Paul O’Neill helped take the reins of a Florida metal band named Savatage in 1987. Long gone were the days when kids flocked to record stores to pick up The Who’s Tommy or Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but this was the stuff upon […]

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra leader Paul O’Neill dead at 61

Posted by on April 5, 2017

Although there’s no specific word on the cause of death, Trans-Siberian Orchestra producers and band leader Paul O’Neill died yesterday from a chronic illness at the age of 61. The band shared the following in a Facebook post: The entire Trans-Siberian Orchestra family, past and present, is heartbroken to share the devastating news that Paul […]

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra report merry touring numbers

Posted by on January 12, 2015

The masters of Christmas metal Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which features member of Savatage, have wrapped up their 2014 touring and recently shared their impressive results of their merry metal travels. – The 2014 Winter Tour grossed more than $51 million in just 52 days. – Total tour attendance was nearly 1,000,000 fans. – The tour grossed nearly […]

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Former Divine Heresy members form Westfield Massacre, stream single

Posted by on October 14, 2014

Remember Divine Heresy? The band, which featured Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, Morbid Angel drummer Tim Yeung and initially Tommy Vext on vocals, released a few albums, and fell off the face of the earth for a few years. That all changed early last month, when Vext posted a picture of him and Yeung on his Instagram […]

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Wacken announces first 15 bands of 2015, including Savatage; fest already sold out

Posted by on August 4, 2014

This past Saturday, the 25th annual Wacken Open Air came to a conclusion after 3 solid days of heavy metal. Following the conclusion came a trailer advertising next year’s festival, how and where to order tickets, and also dropping the names of the first 15 announced for next year. It appears to have worked, as […]

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Icelandic drama ‘Metalhead’ coming to the U.S.

Posted by on June 7, 2014

Los Angeles-based production house and restoration specialist Cinelicious has launched a distribution company, Cinelicious Pics. One of the first films they picked up to distribute in the states is Metalhead, an Icelandic drama inspired in part by the Norwegian black metal church burnings in the 1990s. Actress Thora Bjorg Helga won best actress at the Icelandic Film […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Power of the Night’ by Savatage turns 29 years old

Posted by on May 20, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 29 years ago today, Jon and Criss Oliva brought us Savatage’s second album, Power of the Night. This is, what I consider to be tied for the worst Savatage album while Criss Oliva was […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Christmas Songs

Posted by on December 12, 2011

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. When you think about it, the music industry pretty much dries up come around Thanksgiving. From there on, it’s all about pushing out greatest hits albums, box sets, and most importantly, holiday music. There are entire radio stations that switch […]

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Brutal Legend Unveils Surprisingly Great Track Listing

Posted by on August 10, 2009

Is Brutal Legend going to be the most metal video game ever? Until now, we’d heard more about the endless legal battles over the game than the game itself, but the just-released track listing just gave it even more metal cred. Sure, we know that Jack Black, Lemmy, Ozzy, Rob Halford and more lent their voices […]

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