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Savatage (/ˈsævətɑːʒ/) is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Savatage has released eleven studio albums, two live albums, four compilations and three EPs. The band experienced major American commercial success with the release of their third studio album, Fight for the Rock (1986), which peaked at number No. 158 on the Billboard 200. Their next four albums — Hall of the Mountain King (1987), Gutter Ballet (1989), Streets: A Rock Opera (1991) and Edge of Thorns (1993) — were also successful but more critically acclaimed than Fight for the Rock.

After Criss' death in 1993, Jon (together with the producer Paul O'Neill) decided to continue Savatage in memory of his brother. The band released four more studio albums, and went through several line-up changes before going on hiatus in 2002. During the years, members founded various new bands such as Jon Oliva's Pain, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Circle II Circle and Doctor Butcher. On August 2, 2014, Savatage announced that they will reunite for Wacken Open Air 2015.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1983 Sirens 3 4
1985 Power of the Night 3 5
1986 Fight for the Rock 3 4
1987 Hall of the Mountain King 4.35 4
1989 Gutter Ballet 4 7
1991 Streets: A Rock Opera 6
1993 Edge of Thorns 5 5
1994 Handful of Rain 5
1994 Sirens / The Dungeons Are Calling 3
1995 Dead Winter Dead 5
1997 The Wake of Magellan 5
2001 Poets and Madmen 3 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1997 The Best and the Rest Compilation 1
2010 Still the Orchestra Plays: Greatest Hits, Volume 1 & 2 Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Japan Live '94 Live 1
1996 Ghost in the Ruins: A Tribute to Criss Oliva Live 2

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 Commissar 2 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 The Dungeons Are Calling 5

Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 From the Gutter to the Stage: The Best of Savatage 1981-1995 Compilation 2

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