Welcome to a new June 2013 interview with Savatage mastermind, and all things metal brilliance, Jon Oliva. Jon's set to release his solo debut, "Raise The Curtain" in July via AFM Records. The record, while still maintaining that Jon Oliva attitude and trademark growl, integrates a decidedly 1970's progressive edge into the music. Jon's performance is stunning in the record, of which he talks in depth about here. He also talks about the legacy of Savatage, which he created with his brother Criss over 30 years ago. Jon also speaks a bit about his contributions to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and working with TSO producer Paul O'Neill. Jon may embark on a "storytellers" type tour upon the release of "Raise The Curtain," which will be a treat for fans of this truly groundbreaking, unique voice in metal. Visit Jon online at www.jonoliva.net.