Savatage could continue after festival reunion

Guitarist Chris Caffery says Savatage could continue playing together following their scheduled reunion at next year’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra man will hook up with his old bandmates for the performance. And he says there could be more to come from the outfit who split in 2002 shortly after the release of 12th album Poets And Madmen.

He tells Vanyaland: “For 12, 13 years I’ve been waiting for my band to play again – now we’re playing again. I don’t know what’s going to happen after that, but there were people that were putting a fork in it, and we’re getting up and not just running a marathon, we’re running in the Olympics with this festival.

“I’m not going to make any predictions, but let’s just say there’s a possibility that something more will happen after Wacken – that’s all I can say. And nothing would make me happier.”

They’ll reunite on stage immediately after Caffery’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra complete their set at the festival which runs from July 30 until August 1.

Caffrey is currently working with former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy on his upcoming solo album. It will be his fifth solo outing, following 2009’s House Of Insanity. Earlier this year, he released the track My Light to mark his 47th birthday.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.