SAVATAGE - Power of the Night Prog Metal 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

"Power of the Night" is the third album by the heavy metal band Savatage and was released in 1985. This record was produced by the hot producer of the time, Max Norman, who became better known as the producer of Megadeth's 1992 hit album Countdown to Extinction. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


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Album Description: 

Music Genre:

Progressive Heavy Metal Music

Collector's info: 

Due to sexual metaphors in the lyrics of "Hard for Love" and "Skull Session" this album was banned in several record outlets

Album Production Information:


Produced and engineered by Max Norman for on Yer Bike Ltd.

  Max Norman (aka Max "On Yer Bike" Norman) a British record producer and recording engineer active from 1973. He produced many acclaimed heavy metal releases. Some of the bands he worked with include: 220 Volt, Dead On, Armored Saint , Fates Warning , Grim Reaper, Loudness , Lizzy Borden, Malice, Ozzy Osbourne, Savatage and many others.

Recorded at Bearsville Recording Studios, Bearsville, N.Y.

Ken Lonas - Sound Engineer

Bob Defrin - Art Direction

  Bob Defrin - As director, graphic designer and head of art for Atlantic records, Bob Defrin has been responsible for the album covers of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s.

  The list of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal albums he produced between 1980-1990 is here


Andy Unangst - Photography

Record Label Information:

Atlantic Recording Corp. 781 247-1 (781247)

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Germany

Band Members and Musicians on: Savatage Power of the Night

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jon Oliva
  • Criss Oliva
  • Keith Collins

    (Keith Collins - Guitars, has played in the bands Avatar (1981-1983), Savatage (1983-1985), Jack Starr's Burning Starr (1986), Krunch 1992, Solar. )

  • Steve Wacholz

Track Listing of: Savatage Power of the Night

    Side One:
  • Power of the Night
  • Unusual
  • Warriors
  • Necrophilia
  • Washed Out

    Side Two:
  • Hard for Love
  • Fountain of Youth
  • Skull Session
  • Stuck on You
  • In The Dream

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Savatage: A Trailblazing Heavy Metal Band in the 1980s

SAVATAGE Band Description:

Savatage is a heavy metal band that formed in 1978 in Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA. Throughout the 1980s, the band released a series of albums that helped to establish them as one of the most popular and influential bands in the heavy metal genre. 

The band's first album, "Sirens," was released in 1983, and it was an instant success among heavy metal fans. The album featured the band's trademark sound, which was characterized by Jon Oliva's powerful vocals, Criss Oliva's shredding guitar work, and the band's fast and heavy rhythm section. The album's title track, "Sirens," quickly became one of the band's most popular songs, and it remains a staple of their live shows to this day. 

In 1985, Savatage released their second album, "Power of the Night." The album was notable for its harder, heavier sound, which showcased the band's growing confidence and musical prowess. The album's title track, "Power of the Night," was a rousing anthem that became a fan favorite, and the album as a whole cemented Savatage's reputation as a major force in the heavy metal genre. 

The band's third album, "Fight for the Rock," was released in 1986. The album marked a departure from the band's previous sound, as it featured a more commercial, radio-friendly approach. The album was criticized by some fans and critics for its lighter sound and lack of the band's trademark aggression, but it still managed to produce a few memorable tracks, such as "Out on the Streets" and "Crying for Love." 

In 1987, Savatage released what would become one of their most popular and enduring albums, "Hall of the Mountain King." The album marked a return to the band's heavier sound, with fast-paced riffing and complex arrangements that showcased the band's growing musical sophistication. The title track, "Hall of the Mountain King," was a thunderous anthem that featured Criss Oliva's virtuosic guitar work and Jon Oliva's powerful vocals, and it remains one of the band's most beloved songs to this day. 

The success of "Hall of the Mountain King" helped to establish Savatage as one of the premier heavy metal bands of the era. The band's live shows became increasingly popular, with elaborate stage setups and pyrotechnics that added to the band's already powerful stage presence. The band's growing fanbase also helped to pave the way for their future musical experimentation and innovation. 

Throughout the 1980s, Savatage was known for their willingness to experiment with new musical styles and approaches. While the band's core sound remained rooted in heavy metal, they were also influenced by a variety of other genres, including classical music, progressive rock, and even Broadway-style show tunes. This eclectic approach helped to set Savatage apart from other heavy metal bands of the era, and it helped to establish them as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking bands in the genre.