Track Of The Day: Jon Oliva’s Pain
When it comes to prog metal, few can match the heritage and catalogue of vocalist Jon Oliva. Whether with Savatage, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Jon Oliva’s Pain, his work has always been of the highest standard. So, we’re delighted to be able to offer a Jon Oliva’s Pain song as the Track Of The Day. Check out all the latest Tracks Of The Day here Jon Oliva’s Pain started in 2003, born out the singer’s previous band Circle II Circle. Released on February 22, the new album, Festival, is the fourth of their career. Apart from the man himself (who also plays keyboards), the line-up is Matt LaPorte and Tom McDyne on guitar, Kevin Rothney on bass and Chris Kinder on drums.
Says Kinder of the new album: “I feel we have focused on every conceivable detail possible for this album while insuring that the mix is raw, alive and full of emotion. We seemingly found so many great idea’s during the last two months (and so quickly!) that most of these songs have taken on a shape that we had not previously imagined – Oliva’s voice is as powerful and evil as ever and the band is, at least to me, at the height of it’s powers.”
Oliva believes this to be a meeting of Savatage’s classic 1987 album Hall Of The Mountain King and JOP’s ’06 record Maniacal Renderings. Which should get all fans of prog metal salivating.
So, don’t waste time, download the song Death Rides A Black Horse
For further info, go to http://www.jonoliva.net/. You’ll find a You Tube video with Oliva explaining the background to the songs.