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SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE (1983–PRESENT). Jon Oliva (vocals, piano), Criss Oliva (guitar), Steve “Doc” Wacholz (drums), Keith Collins (bass). Savatage was formed by brothers Jon and Criss Oliva, vocals and guitar, respectively, in Florida, in the late seventies (when they were called Avatar). Along with drummer Steve “Doc” Wacholz and bassist Keith Collins, the band initially played a classic style of metal akin to Judas Priest or Iron Maiden. Eventually, however, they moved to include symphonic elements Read more [...]
Testament in 2008

TESTAMENT

TESTAMENT (1985–PRESENT). Chuck Billy (vocals), Alex Skolnick (guitars, replaced by Glenn Avaelais, James Murphy, now Skolnick), Erik Peterson (guitar), Greg Christian (bass, replaced by Derek Ramirez, then Steve Giorgio), Louie Christian (drums, replaced by Paul Bostaph then John Tempesta, then John Dette, then Gene Hoglan, then Dave Lombardo). Testament are a technically adept thrash heavy metal band from the Bay Area who were notable for many years for the presence of virtuoso guitarist Read more [...]