Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Night Video - The Dark

It's odd how some bands come to prominence. An old 80s metal band called Savatage made a Christmas tune for a concept album, and then made a side project for a Christmas album, and copied the song over to it. With the new name, it did impressively on the charts, so they took the side band and ran with it. Turned into a rather unique show - one part classical, one part metal, one part traditional Christmas tunes, and about 4.72 parts stage lighting/pyro/ridiculous flying stage bits. I've been to see them a few times now, and they always put on a great show.

Thing is, if you haven't seen it, I'm not sure how much of a chance you'll have, because apparently the band's founder, producer, and guitarist died a couple days ago. They've always been an ambitious collection of touring musicians, so I'm sure they could carry on if they want to, but it's still a sad day when a great musician goes into the dark.

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