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Jon Oliva’s Pain

Jon Oliva’s Discomfort is a music group helmed with the ubiquitous vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist, and composer who originally made his name because the head of best American rock music group Savatage, before enjoying sustained success among the masterminds behind the hugely popular vacation music machine, Trans-Siberian Orchestra. However the Tampa, Florida-based Oliva’s very pleased career achievements had been forever spoiled with the tragic loss of life of his youthful sibling and Savatage music group mate, Criss, within a 1993 motor vehicle accident, leaving Jon to transport on with Savatage by itself through the entire 1990s, regardless of the band’s progressively faltering commercial achievement. Therefore by 2001, Oliva sensed ready to place Savatage on indefinite keep and launch a fresh group developed in its musical picture — progressive rock having a flair for the theatrical — that he called, brazenly plenty of, Jon Oliva’s Discomfort. And, ironically, his cohorts because of this fresh effort — guitarists Matt LaPorte and Shane French, keyboardist John Zahner, bassist Kevin Rothney, and drummer Christopher Kinder — had been all plucked from a music group called Circle II Group, founded by previous Savatage part-time vocalist Zachary Stevens, but evidently without animosity involved. Actually, Circle II Group continuing to tour and record even while Jon Oliva’s Discomfort created albums like 2004’s Tage Mahal, 2006’s Maniacal Renderings, 2008’s Global Caution and 2010’s Event — which allowed Jon to route his grief into music while incorporating leftover music snippets survived by his sibling, on the way.

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