SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has signed a deal with SPV Records to distribute the debut release from TAGE MAHAL. Oliva's first solo release is now complete and will be released worldwide in September/October 2004. The album will feature more than 60 minutes of Jon's solo material recorded by Greg Marchak at Audio Lab Studios and mixed/mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL. Fans can anticipate a return to Oliva's aggressive vocal style, along with a diverse recipe of his favorite musical influences over the last 20 years. The new album is powerful and covers the spectrum of music that has been the inspiration of Jon Oliva and TAGE MAHAL. Mixing engineer Jim Morris described the new record as one of the best albums recorded by Oliva. Also, former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Walcholz recorded two songs for this release.

TAGE MAHAL will debut the new record at the sold-out Progpower USA V on September 16 in Atlanta, GA. An extensive fall tour will follow throughout the U.S. and Europe. The other members of TAGE MAHAL are Matt Laporte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass), John Zahner (keyboards), and Christopher Kinder (drums), all formerly of CIRCLE II CIRCLE.

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