Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 1996-present
Genres: Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, Neo-classical Metal
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated to TSO) is a progressive rock band founded in 1996 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli (both members of Savatage) keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel and Dave Wittman engineer to form the core of the creative team. The orchestra's musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal. The orchestra is most famous for their rock operas, complete with stories told in both straight prose and poetry form. They have released five rock operas to date. They are also known for their charity work and their elaborate concerts...
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