February 21st, 2011
I want you all to imagine Ronnie James Dio and Lemmy being brought together to conceive the birth child of Jason Segal‘s rock opera, from ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’. Got that image? Well drop the Dracula theme, take heavy metal band Savatage, re-purpose them as Christmas entertainers, take away obvious Christmas themes and finally duplicate all of this into an orchestral format of which completely re-defines rock opera. Still with me? If not, go to your nearest opera house, add some ear melting guitar solos, a vocalist who has toured with Journey, a 20 million dollar production and over 7 million record sales worldwide. Alas I have brought you to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a band who have taken progressive rock into extremely unfamiliar territory.