Trans-Siberian Orchestra / Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery has checked in from the studio with the following update:
Caffery recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the self-titled debut album from Doctor Butcher, which he recorded with Savatage bandmate and founder Jon Oliva. He offered the following:
"It has been 20 years since the Rangers were in the Stanley Cup finals. It has also been 20 years since Jon Oliva and I released the Doctor Butcher CD! Crazy how time flies.
We were both out of Savatage at the time and this record really helped both of us to release some musical and personal frustrations! This particular song we wrote about a good friend of ours that was battling the AIDS virus at the time. I played all of the guitars on this record, rhythm and lead in 3 days! This song I used my Black Fender Strat for the solo… it has a really cool tone. I was also very fond of the 'Roto-Vibe' pedal at the time. Jim Morris engineered this at the legendary Morrissound Studios in Tampa. Criss Oliva had just passed away less than a year before we recorded this CD so there is a lot of emotion in all of our performances as well as a special spirit in the studio."