When vocalist Zak Stevens left Savatage (from which Trans-Siberian Orchestra descended), he formed Circle II Circle and carried on the sound he forged with Savatage on epic mid-’90s progressive-metal albums. Rein of Darkness is Circle II Ci... Read more

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Singer Jon Oliva cut his teeth in the long-running progressive heavy metal band Savatage, but that popular band was in many ways just a test run for his grand, prog-rock Christmas touring sensation, Trans-S,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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It was my last show before a weekend with the APT . . . a local production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that Carte Blanche Studios. And., as usual, there wasn’t room in the print review to mention everything . . . here are a few impressions th.. Read more