SAVATAGE Mastermind Changes Name Of Solo Project

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has changed the name of his solo project to JON OLIVA'S PAIN from the previously announced 'TAGE MAHAL. The name change came about because the group's management realized that there is an established blues artist in Europe who has been using a similar name for decades.

JON OLIVA'S PAIN's debut album, entitled "'Tage Mahal", is scheduled for release on October 25 in Europe and October 26 in the U.S. through SPV Records. SPV has "expressed incredible enthusiasm for this release after listening to the final master a few weeks ago," according to a press release. Final artwork and packaging is being completed, with a massive promotional campaign to begin shortly. An extensive U.S. and European tour will follow soon after. "'Tage Mahal" is the first installment of a three-part series, to be followed by a box set release which will include all three releases, a live DVD, along with live and studio outtakes from both the recording sessions and the tours to follow.

JON OLIVA'S PAIN will debut the new material live at the sold-out ProgPower V metal festival in Atlanta, Georgia on September 16. Also scheduled for that night is an exclusive performance by past and present SAVATAGE members.

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