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SAVATAGE Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY Says Band Is Working On Potential New Album

Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery discusses the status of new music from the band.

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery recently spoke about the status of any new music being created by the notorious metal band.

Caffrey recently spoke with That Metal Interview about the subject, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We’ve been writing and talking about it now. It’s the first time in a long time where I actually have been trading riffs and songs with Jon [Oliva, SAVATAGE frontman] over the phone, and I have some really cool things. I have this one song that I wrote that he really likes and it’s kind of one that I think would be a good lead-off track for SAVATAGE. [We’re] just calling it ‘The Dungeous Are Calling Again’ and it’s a really, really, really cool metal song.

“We’ll see what happens,” he continued. “I know a lot of people would like to see a new SAVATAGE record. I think the cards are lining up. Whether or not it’s gonna fall into place, we’ll find out. I always tend to stay really positive and optimistic about it — I have for 20 years. So hopefully it does wind up happening. We’re not getting any younger.”

Caffery also commented on SAVATAGE’s plan to release some vintage concert footage “in DVD form”, saying: “There might be a couple of things people will be really happy to see pop up. ‘Cause there was some stuff that we had, recorded some full concerts from ‘The Wake Of Magellan’ tour, and then there’s some other footage that we might wanna try to [put out]. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything, really, that we could use from the Criss [Oliva] era as far as full concerts, which is very, very unfortunate. But we have some stuff from some of the other ones.”

This past spring, Jon Oliva said to the same podcast that he had been working with Caffery and guitarist Al Pitrelli on new SAVATAGE music “over the last couple of years.”