Savatage: Semi-Reunion To Take Place At Wacken Open Air

The former members of Savatage are reuniting next year for a special performance of the band's classic 1997 album "The Wake Of Magellan".

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According to, Circle II Circle, the band formed by ex-Savatage frontman Zak Stevens, has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The group will be joined at the event by special guest guitarist Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) for a special performance of the classic 1997 Savatage album "The Wake Of Magellan" (which featured both Stevens and Caffery) in its entirety.

Circle II Circle released its fifth album, entitled "Consequence Of Power", in September 2010 via AFM Records. The second concept effort for the band was recorded at Sweet Spot Studios and was described in a press release as "a melodic power metal album catering to all fans from the old Savatage era to all Circle II Circle European fans and breaking new ground for an all new fan base in America."

Circle II Circle's current lineup consists of Zak Stevens (vocals), Rollie Feldmann (guitar), Mitch Stewart (bass/keyboards) and drummer Johnny Osborn, formerly of Dr. Butcher.

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    Powerageman wrote: If there's no Jon Oliva, it's not Savatage.
    I agree but I'd still love to see it
    Hmmmm...the title of this article is a bit misleading. It's not Savatage playing the entire show, even though they're playing the entire Wake of Magellan album.