JON OLIVA'S PAIN TO PLAY 'HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING' AT BANG YOUR HEAD 1st January 2012
Jon Oliva's Pain will play the classic Savatage album 'Hall Of The Mountain King' (1987) in its entirety, along with Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) at the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany, July 13-14, 2012.
The performance will mark the 25th Anniversary of the album. The band will also perform some songs from Doctor Buther, the defunct project of Oliva and Caffery.
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Also, former Savatage vocalist Zack Stevens and Circle II Circle will perform Savatage's 'Wake Of Magellan' LP with Caffery at Wacken 2012 in August.
In other Jon Oliva's Pain news, Jon and drummer Chris Kinder continue to demo songs for the next JOP album. In the latest update on the band's Facebook Page, Kinder states: "As for the 'band,' we have made no decisions on anything at this point. The first objective right now is the songs.
"So, we will continue the process as we have done since 'Maniacal Renderings' which is basically Jon's ideas and me crafting them into working songs and then we will worry about the rest of the details. Everything and everyone else involved will work itself out in the very near future.
"It's just nice to finally be back on that horse and riding a new wave of music for a JOP release in 2012."