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11 May 2015

Return To Wacken

‘RETURN TO WACKEN’
CELEBRATING THE RETURN TO THE STAGE OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST PROGRESSIVE METAL BANDS

TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 19th 2015
THROUGH earMUSIC

Finally… The wait is over! The reunion of one of the world’s greatest progressive metal bands, anxiously awaited by fans, has moved within reach. In 2015, for the first time in over a decade, Savatage will return to the stage as part of a big live celebration at the Wacken Open Air; they will perform exclusively on 30 July 2015.

To celebrate the reunion performance, SAVATAGE and earMUSIC releases the ultimate ‘Return To Wacken’ on June 19th 2015 through earMUSIC. A selection of classic studio songs, based on the setlists of these memorable performances at Wacken Open Air 1998 and 2002, ‘Return To Wacken’ celebrates the return to the stage of one of the world’s greatest progressive metal bands.

TRACKLISTING
Hall of the Mountain King / Gutter Ballet / Believe / Chance / Edge of Thorns / The Wake of Magellan / Dead Winter Dead / The Hourglass / Tonight He Grins Again / Prelude to Madness / When the Crowds are Gone

Founded in 1981 in Tampa, Florida, by brothers Jon and Criss Oliva, Savatage quickly got noticed for their powerful metal sound. Soon after they teamed up with producer / co-writer Paul O’Neill, their progressive metal sound became defined by emphatic orchestrations and a strong melodic component, paired with catchy melodies and complex arrangements.

The band did not only extend their own artistic range album after album, but also pushed back the borders of the heavy rock genre itself. Savatage amassed a huge number of followers globally and their albums often occupied the highest positions in the charts all over the world. In 2007, the year of the band’s 25th anniversary, Jon Oliva announced the final split up of the band.

‘Return To Wacken’ offers more than SAVATAGE’S greatest hits and classics, taken from landmark releases such as ‘Hall Of The Mountain King’, ‘Gutter Ballet’, or ‘The Wake Of Magellan’. The album booklet itself gives some real insights into the band, takinh in the personal memories of Jon Oliva, with rare pictures and press quotes from those two glorious past performances at Wacken Open Air.


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