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Thu
14
Jul

OPERATION: MINDCRIME 'Resurrection' Due September 23

Friday, September 23, 2016
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Frontiers Music srl is excited to announce the release of 'Resurrection', the new album from Operation: Mindcrime, the brainchild of legendary vocalist Geoff Tate. The album is set for a worldwide release on September 23, 2016.

'Resurrection' is the second part of the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Following one year after the release of the debut album in September 2015, Operation: Mindcrime continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensr'che vocalist's iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music's most resolute forces and frontmen.

'The album 'Resurrection' is the second part of our three album presentation or trilogy. It continues the story that began on the first album 'The Key' with the near death experience of the lead character known as 'H' and his subsequent recovery of the missing encryption key. With the Key finally in his possession, 'H' has everything he needs to finally launch his long awaited project called 'The New Reality'. Or does he',' explains Geoff Tate.

Tate continued, 'I'm excited for people to hear and experience 'Resurrection' because I think it answers some of the questions that were posed in the first album, 'The Key'. Musically, it offers some of the most diverse and challenging material that I've ever written.'

Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three GRAMMY nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Video Music Awards along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman." By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. From Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009's overlooked gem American Soldier - Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans - Tate's 13-album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results.

'Resurrection' Track Listing:
1. Ressurrection
2. When All Falls Away
3. A Moment In Time
4. Through the Noize
5. Left For Dead
6. Miles Away
7. Healing My Wounds
8. The Fight
9. Taking On The World (Feature Tim Ripper Owens and Blaze Bayley)
10. Invincible
11. A Smear Campaign
12. Which Side Your On
13. Into The Hands Of The World
14. Live From My Machine

Musicians Featured On 'Resurrection' Include:
- Geoff Tate - Vocals, Keyboards, Saxophone
- Kelly Gray - Guitars, Bass, Vocals
- Scott Moughton - Guitars, Keyboards
- Randy Gane - Keyboards
- David Ellefson - Bass
- John Moyer - Bass
- Simon Wright - Drums
- Scott Mercado - Drums
- Brian Tichy - Drums
- Tim 'Ripper' Owens - Vocals
- Blaze Bayley - Vocals
- Mark Daily - Vocals
- Nick Greatrex - Guitars

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband/
http://www.operationmindcrime.com
http://geofftate.com
https://www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial/
https://twitter.com/geofftate

 
 
Tue
26
Apr

QUEENSRYCHE Announce 2016 Australian Tour

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American Progressive Metal Legends, QUEENSRYCHE return to Australia for their first tour in nearly a decade thanks to Tombowler www.tombowler.com.au + Metropolis Touring www.metropolistouring.com + David Roy Williams
 
Having sold over 30 million albums around the world over the course of their storied 30-plus-year career, QUEENSRYCHE triumphant legacy of progressive metal classics is one of the most celebrated in hard rock and heavy metal and the band's revitalised line up has consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen.
 
QUEENSRYCHE's critically acclaimed new offering, 'Condition H'man", sees vocalist Todd LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is his sophomore album with the band, cementing his status as the only frontman with the pipes and presentation to front a QUEENSRYCHE that delivers the high octane metal swagger fans have been longing for.
 
QUEENSRYCHE first burst onto the music scene in 1982 and very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With 'The Warning' in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of 'Rage For Order' QUEENSRYCHE continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album 'Operation:Mindcrime', which would go on to become one of the best selling concept records of all time, setting the stage for sold out performances across the globe. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful "Empire" in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "Viewer's Choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity". Since recruiting singer Todd LaTorre in 2012, the band has gone on to release two acclaimed 'comeback' albums and perform hundreds of shows featuring crowd pleasing setlists of fan favourite anthems and old school classics - many of which have not been performed live since the 1980s!
 
QUEENSRYCHE have built a dedicated legion of fans through relentless global touring. In recent years, the fully revitalized QUEENSRYCHE is in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence that demands to be seen live in concert. Having recently completed a stadium tour of the USA with the Scorpions, the band is in outstanding form as they prepare for their Australian tour!
 
Get ready for a set of QUEENSRYCHE classics performed with power, passion and precision like never before!
 
QUOTES:
 
'the La Torre fronted version of the band is all too happy to give the crowd what they want - a set consisting almost entirely of the band's prime-era material.' - www.chicagonow.com
'There is no question that LaTorre stole the show with his impeccable singing and screams.' ' www.sleazeroxx.com 
'Everything about the show was excellent, the tone, tempo, pacing, track sequence, all of it was done very well by these profession veterans.' - www.metal-rules.com
'The set-list was fantastic for an old-school QR fan like myself.' - www.metal-rules.com
 
Queensryche Australian Tour Dates:

Tuesday 11th October - BRISBANE, The Triffid
Thursday 13th October - ADELAIDE, Fowlers Live
Friday 14th October - MELBOURNE, Prince Bandroom
Saturday 15th October - SYDNEY, Manning Bar
 
Ticketing
Pre-Sale: 28th April 9:00am - 1st May 5:00pm
GA Sale: 2nd May 9:00am
From: http://www.metropolistouring.com/queensryche

 

 
Mon
08
Feb

One On One With Mitch Lafon - NORDIC UNION & GEOFF TATE

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2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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SINGER GEOFF TATE as well as NORDIC UNION's ERIK MARTENSSON join Mitch for episode 193 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
In the show's first interview GEOFF TATE discusses his current North American tour, the 30th anniversary of RAGE FOR ORDER, looks back on the Hear In The Now Frontier album, his voice and much more. In our second interview, we speak with guitarist ERIK MARTENSSON from Eclipse about his Nordic Union album with Pretty Maids singer Ronnie Atkins, his motocross career, his accident and recovery, working with Survivor's Jimi Jamison, the upcoming deluxe edition of ECLIPSE's ARMAGEDDONIZE album, EuroVison and a lot more.
 
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Quote from the GEOFF TATE interview:

Rage For Order: "My mindset was that I wanted to make a record of music that was composed mainly of non-musical instruments."

Hear In The Now Frontier: "I've probably listened to that album twice."

On maintaining his voice: "I try to live a moderate lifestyle without too many indulgences. It's a full time job because life is so rich."

Quote from the NORDIC UNION interview:

On making music: "I always do the music that I want to hear. I write from the heart."

Nordic Union: "The only plan was to do an album. We didn't even know if people were going to like the album."

On Music being 'plan B' in life: "I wanted to drive motocross and that was the only thing I was focused on doing."

For more about GEOFF TATE visit:
Online: http://geofftate.com and http://operationmindcrime.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial and http://www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband
TWITTER: @geofftate
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/08kcNcZ6hOVotcVof8QbnX

For more about ERIK MARTENSSEN, ECLIPSE and NORDIC UNION visit:
Online: http://www.eclipsemania.com
TWITTER: @blowoutprod & @eclipsesweden
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EclipseSweden & http://www.facebook.com/RonnieAtkinsOfficial
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5coESPsUNjP98Jd3SYbIyH

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Mon
05
Oct

Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo Revisit Queensryche 'Empire' On 25th Anniversary

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Dallas, TX - Oct 1, 2015.  InTheStudio.Net, the web home for North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands , celebrates the 25th anniversary of Queensryhe Empire.

Coming on the heels of their breakthrough concept album Operation: Mindcrime, Queensryche delivered yet another curve ball with the release of their 1990 multi-million seller Empire.  Stretching the boundaries of Hard Rock Queensryche's timeless ballad 'Silent Lucidity' would catapult both band and song to the top of the charts, culminating with a Grammy performance in 1992 with famed orchestral arranger the late Michael Kamen. 

Former co-founders Chris DeGarmo and Geoff Tate share their thoughts on the Empire era of Queensryche with InTheStudio host Redbeard.

'We just got into songs and not really the theme. We loved the theme, we were very proud of Mindcrime and loved what we did. But it was that shaking it up... wanting to go some place else. That's kinda where our heads were focusing on less is more. I remember us talking about less is more as we got into Empire, because I think Mindcrime was an excess of a lot of things, but the right amount probably for that given project. But when we entered the Empire writing stage. It was 'let's deconstruct this thing here'.  - Chris DeGarmo

Geoff Tate admits that not every Queensryche fan or music critic was prepared to let the band out of the heavy metal box.

'The box is their (the record labels) definition of you. They use it to advertise what it is you do and explain what it is you do. But as a musician, as an artist you tend to want to try to experiment with what you do. Therefore the definition of the box becomes different with each project at least for us.'   -  Geoff Tate

Queensryche Empire@25 /InTheStudio interview is available now: http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/queensryche-empire-25th-anniversary/

Direct Link to Queensryche: 'http://www.queensrycheofficial.com'

Direct Link to Operation Mindcrime: 'http://www.operationmindcrime.com'

Direct Link to InTheStudio website: 'http://www.inthestudio.net'

 
Tue
29
Sep

One On One with Mitch Lafon - QUEENSRYCHE & SCORPIONS

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The SCORPIONS' Rudolph Schenker and QUEENSRŸCHE's Todd La Torre guest on episode 154 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.
 
 
Rudolf discusses assembling the band's latest effort RETURN TO FOREVER (my pick for best album of 2015), their 50th anniversary deluxe reissues of Taken By Force (1977), Tokyo Tapes (1978), Lovedrive (1979), Animal Magnetism (1980), Blackout (1982) Love at First Sting (1984), World Wide Live (1985), and Savage Amusement (1988), work on a new album with his brother Michael, and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview:
 
RUDOLPH SCHENKER on RETURN TO FOREVER: "We had to find DNA between the old songs and the new songs. The whole album sounds like the perfect album."
 
RUDOLPH SCHENKER on the Scorpions' future: "I'm committed to the Scorpions."
 
RUDOLPH SCHENKER on Michael Schenker: "After the Farewell tour, of course, I had in mind to do something with my brother, but there is nothing in the air yet."
 
For more about the SCORPIONS visit: http://www.the-scorpions.com
TWITTER: @scorpions and Rudolph: @rudolfschenker
 
QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd LaTorre discusses the band's album Condition Hüman, the human condition of the band during the much talked about lawsuit with their former singer, Pledge Music, CRIMSON GLORY, touring, why they almost missed their show in Montreal with the SCORPIONS (Sept. 19th 2015), and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview:
 
TODD LA TORRE on the band's album Condition Hüman: "I'm an equal writer (not just lyrically and vocal melodies), I've also contributed drum and guitar parts."
 
TODD LA TORRE on CRIMSON GLORY: "Crimson Glory stopped working as a band because of Jon Drenning."
 
TODD LA TORRE on the lawsuit: "Theoretically, I could have taken the position that it's not my fight, but it becomes my problem because I'm the new singer in the band and I've got a bullseye on my throat."
 
For more about about QUEENSRŸCHE visit:
Twitter: @queensryche and Todd: @ToddLaTorre
 
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Current information for the SCORPIONS Deluxe 50th Anniversary Reissues:
 
All eight releases detailed.
 
1) TAKEN BY FORCE
 
Steamrock Fever
We'll Burn The Sky
I've Got To Be Free
The Riot Of Your Time
The Sails Of Charon
Your Light
He's A Woman - She's A Man
Born To Touch Your Feelings
Suspender Love (Bonus Track)
Busy Guys (Unreleased Demo Version - Bonus Track)
Believe In Love (Unreleased Demo Version - Bonus Track)
Midnight Blues Jam (Unreleased Demo Version - Bonus Track)
Blue Dream (Unfinished Instrumental Version - Bonus Track)
Born To Touch Your Feelings (Unreleased Demo Version - Bonus Track)
 
2) TOKYO TAPES -
 
Disc 1
 
All Night Long
Pictured Life
Backstage Queen
Polar Nights
In Trance
We'll Burn The Sky
Suspender Love
In Search Of The Peace Of Mind
Fly To The Rainbow
He's A Woman - She's A Man
Speedy's Coming
Top Of The Bill
Hound Dog
Long Tall Sally
Steamrock Fever
Dark Lady
Kjo No Tsuki
 
Disc 2
 
Robot Man
Hell Cat (Unreleased Live Track Japan 1978 - Bonus Track)
Catch Your Train (Unreleased Live Track)(Japan 78 - Bonus Track)
Kimi Ga Yo (Unreleased Japanese Hymn 78 - Bonus Track)
Polar Nights (Unreleased Live Track Japan 78 - Bonus Track)
He's A Woman She's A Man (Unreleased Live Track Japan 1978 - Bonus Track)
Top Of The Bill (Unreleased Live Track Japan 1978 - Bonus Track)
Robot Man (Unreleased Live Track Japan 1979 - Bonus Track)
 
3) LOVEDRIVE
 
Disc 1
 
Loving You Sunday Morning
Another Piece Of Meat
Always Somewhere
Coast To Coast
Can't Stop Get Enough
Is There Anybody Out There
Lovedrive
Holiday
Cause I Love You (Unreleased Demo Song - Bonus Track)
Holiday (Unreleased Demo Version - Bonus Track)
 
Disc 2
 
Intro (Live In Japan 1979)
We'll Burn The Sky (Live In Japan 1979)
Lovedrive (Live In Japan 1979)
Life's Like A River (Live In Japan 1979)
Fly To The Rainbow (Live In Japan 1979)
Is There Anybody There (Live In Japan 1979)
Another Piece Of Meat (Live Injapan 1979)
Can't Get Enough (Live In Japan 1979)
Kojo No Tsuki (Live In Japan 1979)
Interview Special Mit R.Schenker, K.Meine, M.Jabs,H.Rarebell
 
4) ANIMAL MAGNETISM
 
Make It Real
Don`t Make No Promises (Your Body Can`t Keep)
Hold Me Tight
Twentieth Century Man
Lady Starlight
Falling In Love
Only A Man
The Zoo
Animal Magnetism
Hey You (Vocals By Rudolf Schenker - Bonus Track)
Animal Magnetism (Unreleased Demo Version - Bonus Track)
American Girls (Unreleased Demo Song - Bonus Track)
Get Your Love (Unreleased Demo Version Of Heroes Don`t Cry - Bonus Track)
Restless Man (unreleased Demo Version Of Twentieth Century Man - Bonus Track)
All Night Long (Unreleased Demo Song - Bonus Track)
 
5) BLACKOUT (CD & DVD)
 
Disc 1:
 
Blackout
Can't Live Without You
No One Like You
You Give Me All I Need
Now!
Dynamite
Arizona
China White
When The Smoke Is Going Down
Blackout (Unreleased demo)
Running For The Plane (Unreleased demo song)
Sugar Man (Unreleased demo song)
All My Love (Unreleased demo song)
Searching For The Rainbow (Unreleased demo song)
 
Disc 2:
 
No One Like You (Video clip)
Arizona (Video clip)
Blackout (Rock Pop In Concert)
Loving You Sunday Morning (Rock Pop In Concert)
Coming Home (Rock Pop In Concert)
Always Somewhere (Rock Pop In Concert)
Holiday (Rock Pop In Concert)
Can't Live Without You (Rock Pop In Concert)
Dynamite (Rock Pop In Concert)
Can't Get Enough (Rock Pop In Concert)
Make It Real (Not broadcasted/ Rock Pop In Concert)
The Zoo (Not broadcasted/ Rock Pop In Concert)
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell
 
6) LOVE AT FIRST STING (CD & DVD)
 
Disc 1:
 
Bad Boys Running Wild
Rock You Like A Hurricane
I'm Leaving You
Coming Home
The Same Thrill
Big City Nights
As Soon As The Good Times Roll
Crossfire
Still Loving You
Coming Home (Unreleased demo)
Living At Night (Unreleased demo song)
First Sting Jam No. 1 (Unreleased demo)
Anytime (You Want It) (Unreleased demo song)
Still Loving You (Unreleased demo)
 
Disc 2 (Live At Madison Square Garden, New York City (June 7, 1984)
 
Intro
Coming Home
Blackout
Bad Boys Running Wild
Loving You Sunday Morning
Big City Nights
Holiday (Acoustic)
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
The Zoo
Dynamite
 
Disc 3:
 
Rock You Live A Hurricane (Video clip)
I'm Leaving You (Video clip)
Big City Nights (Video clip)
Rock You Like A Hurricane (TV Show Germany 1985)
Still Loving You (TV Show Germany 1985)
Still Loving You (TV Show Germany 1984)
Big City Nights (Monsters Of Rock Germnay 1986)
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell
 
7) WORLD WIDE LIVE (CD & DVD)
 
Disc 1:
 
Countdown
Coming Home
Blackout
Bad Boys Running Wild
Loving You Sunday Morning
Make It Real
Big City Nights
Coast To Coast
Holiday
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Can't Live Without You
Another Piece Of Meat
Dynamite
The Zoo
No One Like You
Can't Get Enough (Part 1)
Six String Sting
Can't Get Enough (Part 2)
 
Disc 2:
 
Coming Home (Originally only available on VHS)
Blackout
Big City Nights
Loving You Sunday Morning
No One Like You
Holiday
Bad Boys Running Wild
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Dynamite
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell
 
8) SAVAGE AMUSEMENT (CD & DVD)
 
Disc 1:
 
Don't Stop At The Top
Rhythm Of Love
Passion Rules The Game
Media Overkill
Walking On The Edge
We Let It Rock…You Let It Roll
Every Minute Every Day
Love On The Run
Believe In Love
Taste Of Love (Unreleased demo song)
Edge Of Time (Unreleased demo song)
Don't Wait Too Long (Unreleased demo song)
Fast And Furious (Unreleased demo)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Unreleased demo)
Living For Tomorrow (Unreleased demo song)
I Can't Explain
 
Disc 2:
 
Rhythm Of Love (Video clip)
Passion Rules The Game (Video clip)
Believe In Love (Video clip)
I Can't Explain (Video clip)
* Documentary with clips and live material To Russia With Love
* Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell
 
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Wed
23
Sep

OPERATION MINDCRIME - The Key (Review)

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45%
Produced By: 
Geoff Tate
Running Time: 
47
Release Date: 
2015
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Worldwide
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Progressive Alt-Metal
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Frontiers
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
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You’ll have to indulge Geoff Tate just a little longer before he realizes fans don’t want what he’s selling. After forcing myself to listen to this a dozen times, you can see where the former prog-metal hero wants to go musically. Sadly it’s not where 90% of his fans want.
 
I get where he’s coming from. This 50 minute expressive, experimental, alt-metal album does attempt to make a statement, but in the end it’s just really hard to listen to.
There is no cohesiveness that binds the album together and while he comes close to former glories on the impressive Re-Inventing The Future and maybe Life Or Death; elsewhere he delivers utter dreck like The Stranger and Hearing Voices that I struggle to think who it might appeal to.
Tracks like Burn and Ready To Fly just drag and the mood building intro track Choices is largely pointless.
Its 2015 – the market place is selective. Fans want what they want. There isn’t much room for epic concept pieces unless they are very very good.
 
The production here is ok, but I find that it’s hard to get a grip on everything happening within the mix, it’s a bit of a blur really. There's a lot going on and it's complex enough, but it just doesn't flow for me.

Listening to music should be easy, whatever the mood may call for – escapism, aggression, adrenaline, relaxing or challenging. But it should be easy. This album is a real chore to get through. There’s just too many left turns on this album. Basically Tate keeps turning left and ends up going around in circles.

 

Score: 
45
 
Tue
08
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - QUEENSRYCHE

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2015
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QUEENSRYCHE guitarist Michael Wilton guests on episode 147 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Michael discusses their new album Condition Hüman, evolving with each album, Pledge Music, Chris DeGarmo, songwriting on the new album, singer Todd LaTorre, the lawsuit, working on Operation Mindcrime at Le Studio in Quebec, and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

"Personally, I'm not a quitter. I want to take this thing - build it, rebuild it, repair it and keep it going forever because QUEENSRYCHE is like a machine. It's bigger than any one individual."

"Going back in the discography and playing songs from The Warning, The EP and Rage For Order is a blast."

Before changing singers: "We were hopeful optimists that someday it would get better. Things get to a point where no one is thinking the same anymore and that's when change is needed."

For more about about QUEENSRYCHE visit:
Online: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial
Twitter: @queensryche and @MikeoftheRyche

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
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Mon
24
Aug

Geoff Tate Recalls 'The Warning' Was A Disappointment to Queensryche

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Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada’s The Metal Voice (https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) recently spoke to Geoff Tate (Ex Queensryche) who's current musical project called Operation Mindcrime will be releasing a concept album called The Key on September 18, 2015 on Frontiers, the first of three album installments.

Tate spoke about, the concept behind The Key, as well as the recording highs and lows of Queensryche's critically acclaimed albums The Warning and Operation Mindcrime and the closing of the infamous Le Studio Morin Heights where Operation Mindcrime was inspired and recorded.

When asked about Operation Mindcrime’s new concept album The Key
"When you write a concept record it definitely gives you the opportunity to do some different things that you normal wouldn’t do with a record of standalone songs because you are telling a story. So stories aren’t static they are very dynamic, there is lots of different moods you can explore within any given story. I like variance and variety. I go into it with single purpose of writing an entertaining story that is interesting and the challenge of matching music to that story so the listeners are transported on a musical route."

When asked about being learning experiences in the early days in Queensryche from other bands such as Twisted Sister and Ronnie James Dio
"I wasn’t really aware of Twisted Sister at the time, so it was kind of an eye opening experience sharing the stage with these very tall New York guys who wore really elaborate makeup and hair, costumes and it was kind of an eye opening experience. They had a really cool presentation and I learned a lot from them as far as stage craft and just the way they handled themselves."
"And some people that you meet on the way are very open to sharing their philosophy and there mindset their way of doing things, Ronnie Dio for example is a guy that was very helpful in the beginning stages of the Queensryche career, giving us advice helping us out he was a very giving person."

When asked the bands mindset during the recording of Queensrcyhe first Full length album The Warning: "It was a real disappointment to everybody in the band at the time, cause of course it was taken out of our hands and mixed by somebody who didn’t care about it and and didn’t want the input of the band and it was quite a shocking experience."

When asked what Geoff Tate spoken word was in the middle of the song Roads to Madness off the Warning Album: "It’s kind of strange I wrote what I was saying on a scrap of paper in the studio and then walked away from the microphone and never picked up the paper again, so it’s lost."

On how the city Montreal, Canada inspired the story and characters of Operation Mindcrime
"Montreal Canada is a wonderful city very inspirational a lot of the Mindcrime story was written in Montreal. The story line came from my time I spent in Montreal. I used to go to this little club on St-Denis called Le Saint-Sulpice. At the time it was a dark dingy little place, the clientele was a mix of all these different kinds of people and that’s where I met some of the people that became characters in my story. And that’s where I used to spend all my time. Dr X character came from a guy that I met at Le Saint-Sulpice. Sister Mary was a composite of couple of different characters I met one was in Montreal the other was in Amsterdam."

When asked if the whole album The Key will be played during the tour: "I plan on playing the entire album and then probably book ending the new album with songs from my past."

Watch The Video interview here: https://youtu.be/hZD4Kz4Gwh4

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Mon
20
Jul

New QUEENSRYCHE Song 'Arrow Of Time'

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2015
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Queensrÿche - Arrow Of Time. Taken from the upcoming album coming soon!
 
 
Wed
08
Jul

OPERATION MINDCRIME Reveal 'The Key' In September 18

Friday, September 18, 2015
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GEOFF TATE'S OPERATION: MINDCRIME TO UNLOCK PART ONE
OF EPIC MUSICAL TRILOGY WITH RELEASE OF "THE KEY"
ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
 
"THE KEY" -- A TWELVE-SONG DISC FEATURING SUCH SONGS AS
"BURN," "RE-INVENTING THE FUTURE," "LIFE OR DEATH?" AND "THE FALL" --
TO EXPAND MINDS THROUGH MUSIC BY PONDERING THE DISCOVERY
OF "THE KEY" THAT COULD CHANGE THE WAY WE PERCEIVE THE WORLD

On Tuesday, September 18, Geoff Tate's new band, Operation: Mindcrime, will be releasing its long-awaited debut album, The Key, on Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Perhaps one of Tate's most ambitious recordings to date, The Key examines what one might do if they discovered "the key" to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel, and could essentially change the human condition... for better or for worse.
 
Fresh from the creative mind of Geoff Tate, The Key features a dozen songs (see entire track listing below) and marks part one of an epic musical trilogy that initiates that very question within a web of international politics, the world economy and social ethos.
 
A trailer featuring snippets of four songs from the album ("Burn," "Re-Inventing the Future," "Life Or Death?" and "The Fall") is now available at https://youtu.be/zOEL6Ic1XsI with pre-orders of the album now being taken at http://radi.al/TheKeyAmazonCD  and http://radi.al/TheKeyAmazonMP3 .
     
The Key is the debut album under Tate's new Operation: Mindcrime banner, a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist's iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music's most resolute forces and frontmen.    
 
Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nomimations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way.
 
The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman."
 
By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music.
 
From Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009's overlooked gem American Soldier - Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans - Tate's 13-album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results.
 
The Key continues in that fine tradition.              
 
"Musically, this album is quite adventurous," says Tate of his first release in a new worldwide deal with Frontiers Music SRL. "Of course there are key elements in the music, melody and phrasings that are really identifiable, but throughout my career I've opened my eyes and ears to new standards and arrangements, and that's what keeps things fresh and exciting as an artist - we've thrown out the rules for this record, and it's been really liberating. I'm a fan of old prog, and that music didn't stick to rules. It's inspiring and enjoyable to be able to explore, and it's great being in a position to write without constraints."  
 
The results are a series of albums that don't languish in nostalgia, instead offering listeners an opportunity to delve into a world of ideas and inspiration that Tate has been nurturing for the better portion of the last decade. Instead of asking, "Who killed Mary?", Operation: Mindcrime now asks, "What are the implications of changing the world?"  
 
"Like every album I've ever done, people will hear and experience it differently, and that is something that I look forward to," continues Tate. "Music is an intimate experience - your inspirations are unique to you, and will be heard differently through every set of ears and experiences - but isn't that really what makes art exciting? It inspires us all in different ways and for different reasons, and this album is no different. There are quite a few sections of this album that help propel the story with segues and dialogue, but the lyrics don't lay out a breadcrumb trail and tell the story in a linear fashion, there's a puzzle. We have several characters, and three other people singing lead vocals on the first album. That made it even more fun for me and helps give the album its own special character.  
 
"Musically, there's quite a smorgasbord, we've played with sound and established a sound palate - heavy guitar, obviously, cool drumming... all the music is very sophisticated, and there are interesting time changes, the band is playing with different countings and we switch throughout each piece. We can perform the verse in one feel, the bridge in another, and transition to a new chorus, very challenging stuff and lots of different sounds that people probably haven't heard on one of my albums before - new and different guitar sounds and vocal treatments, very dynamic stuff."  
 
Joining Tate on The Key are a hard-hitting cast of familiar faces and new collaborators: bass players Dave Ellefson (Metal Allegiance) and John Moyer (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob), drummers Simon Wright (AC/DC), Scott Mercado (Candlebox) and Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne), guitarists Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and Scott Moughton (Geoff Tate), keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) and vocalist Mark Daly (The Voodoos).
 
Tate makes one point exceptionally clear - Operation: Mindcrime isn't a band, it is a musical project of like-minded people uniting to achieve a common goal. While the songwriting rests predominantly on the shoulders of Tate, Gray and Gane, it's up to every contributor to add their influence and help color the landscape.         
 
"The songs on these records tell a story, and each song is a scene or chapter - every scene is different. The words tell the story, the musical bed, the chord progressions and melodies, they set the pace. That's how I envisioned this album in total, very theatrical and definitely cinematic.         
 
"How do we describe passion?" Tate asks in conclusion, cautiously answering his own question: "Music is a personal journey, and all you can do is write what moves you. That's what passion is - it's so difficult, yet it's such an important human emotion. There are moments on this record that really impact me, the questions raised and the music those questions are set to... I don't know if it will have that same effect on everyone else, but that's where my passion and their passion meet. I do this because I love doing it. I love touring and I love playing live, performing with like-minded people in front of like-minded audiences, and being there in the moment together when all of our passions collide."               
 
And if, in the process, Geoff Tate can tell a story that turns people on end and keeps them talking long after the music has stopped playing? That's not just icing on the cake, that's what it's all about...
 
That is Operation: Mindcrime. And come this September, fans will have The Key.   
 
With music videos currently in production and a first single that's expected to be released by the end of this month, further mind expansion is yet to come.
  
OPERATION: MINDCRIME'S THE KEY TRACKLISTING:
Choices
Burn
Re-Inventing The Future
Ready To Fly
Discussions In A Smoke Filled Room
Life or Death?
The Stranger
Hearing Voice
On Queue
An Ambush Of Sadness
Kicking In The Door
The Fall
 
SNIPPETS OF "BURN," "RE-INVENTING THE FUTURE," "LIFE OR DEATH?" AND "THE FALL" CAN BE HEARD AT: https://youtu.be/zOEL6lc1Xsl    
 
PRE-ORDER LINKS (GLOBAL) FOR OPERATION: MINDCRIME'S DEBUT ALBUM, THE KEY, ON AMAZON: http://radi.al/TheKeyAmazonCD 
http://radi.al/TheKeyAmazonMP3 
 
ALBUM CREDITS: Recorded and Mixed by Kelly Gray 
  
OPERATION: MINDCRIME ONLINE:
Website: www.operationmindcrime.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband / www.facebook.com/geofftateofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/geofftate   
 
FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL ONLINE:
Website: www.frontiers.it

 
Tue
30
Jun

OPERATION MINDCRIME Previews 'The Key' Due Out September 18

Friday, September 18, 2015
Categories: 
 
We are extremely pleased to announce the upcoming release of Operation: Mindcrime's debut album, THE KEY on September 18th! To hear a taste of four songs from the album, check out this trailer:https://youtu.be/zOEL6Ic1XsI The first full song from the album will be released in the coming weeks!
Geoff Tate (Official)'s new band features Kelly Gray on guitars (Queensrÿche), Scott Moughton on guitars, John Moyer on bass (DisturbedAdrenaline Mob) Randy Gane on keyboards, Simon Wright on drums (AC/DCRonnie James Dio), Brian Tichy on Drums (Whitesnake/David CoverdaleBilly Idol) with special appearances fromDavid Ellefson (Megadeth), Mark Daily, and Scott Mercado.
More details coming soon!
 
 
In related news from FRONTIERS:
 
Due to an error at the manufacturing plant that was completely out of our hands, we unfortunately have to delay the release of Kelly Keeling's MIND RADIO and Veronica "The V" Freeman's NOW OR NEVER from July 10th to July 24th. We apologize to those of you who were expecting these releases on the 10th, but promise that both albums are more than worth the extra wait!
Haven't heard music from these releases yet? Check out multiple songs at the links below and let us know what you think!
Watch/listen to Kelly Keeling music:
“This Love Our Paradise” https://youtu.be/-Y316UQxZKI 
“Take Me To The Limit” http://youtu.be/Okkjp1pf6Gc 
“Isolated Man” http://youtu.be/dO12Q03jP20
Watch/listen to The V music:
“Again” https://youtu.be/z-BUb3LRTPw 
“Line In The Sand” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5trCA2tGSs 
“Starshine” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHdKu5isOno
Pre-order The V's NOW OR NEVER here: http://radi.al/TheVNoworNever

 

 
Wed
03
Jun

PARKER LUNDGREN of QUEENSRΫCHE Signs Up To Caparison Guitars

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Caparison Guitars are more than delighted to welcome Parker Lundgren of multi-platinum rock legends Queensrÿche, into the family.
 
Many people who have caught Queensrÿche on their most recent tour will already have seen Parker rocking out on stage with his new Angelus M3B and Orbit FX models that have also been used to lay down all of his guitar parts on the new Queensrÿche album
 
"Caparison guitars are the best playing, and best built guitars I have ever played. Every detail is perfect and I can play things on Caparison guitars that I physically can't play on other guitars. They are like samurai swords; built with precision and built for destruction!"
 
Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP "Queensrÿche". Quickly gaining international recognition, they followed this up with the first full length album "The Warning" in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of "Rage For Order", In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album "Operation:Mindcrime", which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time,. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful "Empire" in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "viewers choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity". During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold out audiences. Queensrÿche has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.
 
Founded in 1995 Caparison Guitars are hand crafted boutique instruments made in Japan and to the highest quality and specification. Their aim is to make the highest possible quality and best sounding guitars that you will ever play.
 
 
Tue
12
May

Noize In The Attic Podcast - EDDIE JACKSON

Artist: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Categories: 

Eddie Jackson of Queensryche is this week's guest on Noize In The Attic - Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com) on 88.7FM New Haven CT. Eddie catches us up on the new record, the Monsters of Rock cruise and all things Ryche!

On the new album "A bit edgier of a sound than the last album.. a few more uptempo songs. Guitar wise it's a little more agressive "

Hear the full episode (the interview starts at 31 minute mark)

http://noizeintheattic.podomatic.com/entry/2015-05-11T05_52_08-07_00

 
Wed
03
Dec

OPERATION: MINDCRIME Signs Worldwide Record Deal With Frontiers Music

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Categories: 
 
OPERATION: MINDCRIME FEATURING FORMER QUEENSRYCHE FRONTMAN GEOFF TATE
SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORD DEAL WITH FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- featuring singer Geoff Tate, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) -- has signed a worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music Srl for their forthcoming trilogy project.
 
"All of us in Operation: Mindcrime are looking forward to the new frontier with our new label, Frontiers Music Srl," states Tate regarding the signing. "They're giving us the creative freedom necessary to do the trilogy project I've envisioned for the past few years. It's going to be great fun for all of us involved and we hope our fans will enjoy listening to it as much as we plan to enjoy creating and recording it."
 
Ecstatic to have the band on his label, Frontiers Music Srl President Serafino Perugino comments, "As a long time fan of Geoff Tate and Operation: Mindcrime (the album), I am truly honored that he decided to sign with my label to give a home to his forthcoming trilogy. We look forward to release Operation: Mindcrime's new music to the world!"
 
Tate, who has always enjoyed telling stories though his music, considers the creation of the forthcoming trilogy one of his biggest and most ambitious works to date.
 
"I tried to reduce the story and eventually got it down to 37 ideas that needed representing to complete the story," comments Geoff. "I knew that one record wouldn't cover it and that it would have to be a trilogy."
 
OPERATION: MINDCRIME, named after Queensryche's epic concept album from 1988, recently entered the studio to begin recording the album that is expected to be released in the late Spring / early Summer of 2015.
 
Stay tuned for further details of the project in the months ahead.
 
All things "OPERATION: MINDCRIME" can be found on their official site at www.operationmindcrime.com.
 
Frontiers Music Srl can be found online at www.frontiers.it.
  

 
Wed
26
Nov

Rich Davenport Rock Show - ACCEPT, KROKUS, Y&T, QUEENSRYCHE

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 

INTERVIEWS WITH ACCEPT, KROKUS, Y&T, QUEENSRYCHE, PANZER AND THE COCKNEY REJECTS ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW
 
Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Accept guitarists Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank (also in Panzer), Chris Von Rohr (Krokus bassist / founder), Queensryche, Y&T,  and The Cockney Rejects, and is available now for streaming at this link
http://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-accept-krokus-yt-queensryche-cockney-rejects-panzer-interviews/
 
In the first hour of the show, we catch up with 3 bands who played at the recent Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales, Krokus (Chris Von Rohr talks about the band's long-awaited return to the UK and plans for a new album in 2015), Y&T (whole band interview including plans for a new album) and Queensryche (whole band interview with info on Ad Lucem mini-movie and plans for their next record), with tracks from all 3 bands throughout the hour.

In the second hour, Accept's guitar partners Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank are both interviewed. Wolf talks about the reaction to new album "Blind Rage", their current set list, tour plans for 2015, and then selects a song from the new record and a classic from "Balls To The Wall". Herman Frank then discusses Accept's current tour and his favourite tracks from "Blind Rage", and then gives the low-down on his new band Panzer, featuring Accept drummer Stefan Schwarzmann and Destruction vocalist/bassist Schmier, with a song from Panzer and Herman's choice of track from Accept's 'Blind Rage'.

Cockney Rejects guitarist Micky Geggus talks about the band's current UK tour, and their new best of "Too Tough To Die - 35 Years Undefeated". Mick also discusses his love of Monty Python, in the first of a series of interviews with musicians who are Python fans, celebrating the new box set, "Total Rubbish", containing all 9 of the comedy Monty Python team's UK albums.

You can also listen on Thursday 27th November 07:00-09:00, Sunday 30th November 15:00-17:00 GMT and Tuesday 2nd December 10:00-12.00 GMT,  on www.totalrock.com, and on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at www.kxzr.fm


 
 
Tue
04
Nov

GEOFF TATE Says F.U. For A Second Time

Artist: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Categories: 

Billy Sherwood's Mix Of Queensryche's Frequency Unknown Finally Available In A Special Deluxe Edition Reissue!

Los Angeles, CA - Frequency Unknown, the 13th album by metal legends Queensr'che arrived in April of 2013 amidst a swarm of controversy. The band had just split in 2 with founding vocalist/frontman Geoff Tate leading an all-new group of musicians while the remaining original members of the band carried on with a new vocalist. Dubbed 'The Heaviest R'che Ever,' Geoff Tate's version of the band included longtime QR guitarist Kelly Gray plus Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo and legendary AC/DC / Dio drummer Simon Wright. This group quickly recorded and released Frequency Unknown and though the album earned a significant amount of praise from critics, complaints began to surface about the quality of the album's mix. In response, Cleopatra Records commissioned multi-instrumentalist producer Billy Sherwood (of Yes) to remix the entire album. However, due to schedule restrictions, Sherwood was never able to complete his mix...until now!

Cleopatra Records in association with Deadline Music proudly announces A WHOLE NEW FREQUENCY! Coming November 4, a special limited edition deluxe reissue of Frequency Unknown will be released. Packaged in a striking 2CD digipak, the deluxe edition includes the original album plus a full-length bonus disc of Sherwood's complete reimagining of the album. Many of the songs were rearranged almost from scratch, with Sherwood adding orchestral arrangements and his own unique spin on these brilliant compositions. Despite the controversy, Sherwood's Frequency shows that this album contained some of Queensr'che's most complex and rewarding songs in years! Revisit this historic recording and be prepared to hear this album like you've never heard it before!

To order the CD from Amazon: http://geni.us/2iES
To order the digital version on iTunes: http://geni.us/pWF

DISC 1: The Original 2013 Version
1. Cold
2. Dare
3. Give It To You
4. Slave
5. In The Hands Of God
6. Running Backwards
7. Life Without You
8. Everything
9. Fallen
10. The Weight Of The World

BONUS TRACKS: 2013 Versions
11. I Don't Believe In Love
12. Empire
13. Jet City Woman
14. Silent Lucidity

DISC 2: Billy Sherwood's Mix
1. Cold
2. Dare
3. Give It To You
4. Slave
5. In The Hands Of God
6. Running Backwards
7. Life Without You
8. Everything
9. Fallen
10. The Weight Of The World

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

 
Thu
18
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - ACE FREHLEY & QUEENSRYCHE

Artist: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Categories: 
 
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-49-ace-frehley-queensrych

Legendary (former) KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY and Queensrÿche guitarist, Michael Wilton, join Mitch on Episode 49 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. This episode was co-hosted by Creatures Of The Net Podcast host Cassius Morris.

In our first interview, iconic guitarist ACE FREHLEY talks to Mitch about his upcoming tour and new album, SPACE INVADER. The pair also discuss Richie Scarlet re-joining him on his upcoming tour, the recording of KISS’ Psycho Circus album, whether of not The Joker was anappropriate song to cover, his upcoming second book, his upcoming covers album, who was/is the best KISS drummer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, was the Frehley’s Comet CD Second Sighting really a Tod Howarth solo album, the probability of reforming with Four By Fate’s John Regan and Tod Howarth and much more.

In this episode’s second interview Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton talks about the band’s rights in regards to performing the Operation: Mindcrime album, his SOULBENDER band and upcoming Soulbender II album, the release of a live Queensrÿche album with their new vocalist, writing for the next album and more.

For more ACE FREHLEY visit:https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley;
and on Twitter: @ace_frehley

For more Michael Wilton visit:http://www.queensrycheofficial.com;and follow on Twitter: @MikeoftheRyche & @queensryche

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

Find CASSIUS MORRIS online at:http://www.creaturesofthenet.com

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place Octobber 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven’s Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

 
Wed
27
Aug

QUEENSRYCHE Starring Geoff Tate To Auction Off Queensryche Stage Backdrop

Artist: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Categories: 
QUEENSRYCHE STARRING GEOFF TATE TO AUCTION OFF
QUEENSRYCHE STAGE BACKDROP FEATURED ON SEVERAL TOURS
WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO DEVOUT FAN, BRYAN STOW

 
GEOFF TATE TO ALSO DONATE PROCEEDS OF SONG,
"FACING MY DEMONS," TO STOW, WHO CONTINUES TO MAKE
PROGRESS AFTER BEATING AT DODGER STADIUM IN 2011

 
 
On opening day of the baseball season in 2011, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium by two individuals, who are currently serving a sentence for their actions.
 
Stow, a proud father of two and a paramedic, sustained severe injuries to his brain and was placed into a medically-induced coma after the incident.
 
It would be months before he would go outside and, ultimately, more than two years before he would go home.
 
Shortly after the occurrance, while Stow was in the hospital, Queensryche became aware that he was one of their biggest fans, sporting a sizeable tattoo of the Queensryche logo on his left arm.
 
At the request of a friend, the band made a surprise visit to Bryan in the hospital that September, which ended up being an experience that both will never forget.
 
"We were incredibly inspired by his love for life, his love for his family and his love for our music," states original Queensryche lead singer, Geoff Tate.
 
With a week remaining in their Farewell tour, Geoff's version of Queensryche (which will continue on as Operation: Mindcrime after the tour ends) will be auctioning off the Queensryche stage backdrop that has been featured on several tours. "It's truly a special part of our musical history and we'd like to raise some much-needed funds for Bryan so he can continue his progress."
 
The auction will begin at 3:00pm PDT on Sunday, August 31, the day after the very last performance of Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate - The Farewell Tour, and will end at 3:00pm PDT the following Sunday, September 7, 2014. "We're honored and thankful to have fans like Bryan in our life and would like to present him with a check just prior to Thanksgiving. Every little bit helps at this point and we hope to continue our efforts for Bryan and his family down the road."
 
Come Sunday, fans desiring to bid can enter "Queenryche Stage Backdrop" on eBay or go to the direct link at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261574477081.
 
In addition to the money raised from the auction of the backdrop, Geoff will, personally, be donating his proceeds from a song titled, "Facing My Demons," that he sings with The Voodoos, who are currently out on tour with him. The song can be downloaded at https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/facing-my-demons-single/id788709857.
 
Earlier this month, Bryan came out for the Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate performance in Morgan Hill, California and, more recently, made a clubhouse visit with his son to the San Francisco Giants clubhouse on Sunday, August 17, where he was guided by longtime third base coach Tim Flannery and Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt.
 
Flannery, a musician himself, has performed a series of Northern California concerts over the past three years to raise money for Bryan, and plans to continue his efforts as well.
 
To all music fans... to all sports fans... to all those who just want to do some good...
 
Get out there and bid!
 
For more information, please see www.operationmindcrime.com or contact Jeff Albright at The Albright Entertainment Group - RockStarPR@aol.com.
 
For specific information about Bryan and his progress, please see www.support4bryanstow.com.
 

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Photo by Ron Lyon

 
Thu
31
Jul

GEOFF TATE To Call His Band OPERATION MINDCRIME

Artist: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Categories: 

QUEENSRYCHE WITH ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER GEOFF TATE TO CHANGE ITS NAME TO 'OPERATION: MINDCRIME' AFTER CURRENT FAREWELL TOUR ENDS

'OPERATION: MINDCRIME' FEATURING GEOFF TATE, RUDY SARZO, SIMON WRIGHT, RANDY GANE AND KELLY GRAY TO ENTER STUDIO SHORTLY AFTER TOUR TO BEGIN RECORDING TRILOGY PROJECT
 

On the very day his 'Farewell Tour' as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate ' one of rock's quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band ' has announced that his currentt version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as OPERATION: MINDCRIME after the tour ends.

Named after Queensryche's epic concept album from 1988, OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- a band consisting of Geoff Tate, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), Randy Gane (Myth) and Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 '' 2001, 2012 ' present) -- will be entering the studio in September to begin recording a trilogy project that Geoff's been working on for the past two years. 

Tate, who has always enjoyed telling stories through music, considers the creation of the forthcoming trilogy one of his biggest and most ambitious works to date. 

'I tried to reduce the story and eventually got it down to 37 ideas that needed representing to complete the story,' comments Geoff. 'I knew that one record wouldn't cover it and that it would have to be a trilogy. It's an exciting project and one we'd like to release the first part of sometime next spring.'

With the evolution of his band, Geoff would like to concentrate on concept and story albums in the years to come. Fans like to call it, 'Thinking Man's Metal' and Geoff plans to continue expanding the musical dimensions of your mind.

'It doesn't seem that long ago when I first brought the Mindcrime story to the band' they were, initially, against it. Chris DeGarmo was the first one to get on board and, once he did, we were able to move forward with what became one of our greatest achievements as a band.'

With the release Operation: Mindcrime ' which won critical and popular accllaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall ' Queensryche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over.

With Geoff at the helm, Queensryche sold over 20 million albums worldwide and performed in over 46 countries.

That was then, this is now and Geoff Tate is looking forward to what lies ahead with his trilogy project.

'It is so refreshing to be able to concentrate on the many stories and ideas that I have been working on with no boundaries or restrictions,' states Tate, further adding, 'With the newly-named band, I think fans will continue to enjoy the music we create and perform together and hope they share this new musical journey with us.'

Beginning July 30, Geoff Tate and his band mates will be spanning the states for a 22-date trek of what will be Geoff's remaining performances as Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate ' The Farewell Tour. 

While the name has changed, the distinctive rock vocals of Geoff Tate remain the same.

It's time to enjoy what is now known as the band, OPERATION: MINDCRIME.


 

QUEENSRYCHE STARRING GEOFF TATE / 2014 FAREWELL TOUR

Wednesday, July 30 - Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, California
Thursday, July 31 - The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California
Friday, August 1 - Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California
Saturday, August 2 - House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, August 3 - The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
Thursday, August 7 - Strummer's in Fresno, California
Friday, August 8 - Theatre Deville in Vacaville, California
Saturday, August 9 - Downtown Amphitheater in Morgan Hill, California
Tuesday, August 12 - Music Marathon Works in Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, August 13 - Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina
Thursday, August 14 - The Chop Shop in Charlotte, North Carolina
Friday, August 15 - Ziggy's by the Sea in Wilmington, North Carolina
Saturday, August 16 - Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sunday, August 17 - Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia
Tuesday, August 19 - Trees in Dallas, Texas
Wednesday, August 20 - Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas
Friday, August 22 - Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
Saturday, August 23 - Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona
Sunday, August 24 - Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tuesday, August 26 - The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah
Thursday, August 28 - The Cotillion in Wichita, Kansas
Saturday, August 30 - Tailgaters in Bolingbrook, Illinois

 
Tue
29
Jul

One on One with Mitch Lafon - GEOFF TATE

Artist: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Categories: 

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-33-geoff-tate-kobra...

In episode 33 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-host Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS). This episode features interviews with (the original voice of Queensryche) GEOFF TATE, Kobra Paige (of Kobra And The Lotus) and Alex Wade (of Whitechapel). In his interview, Geoff talks about his Farewell To Queensryche tour, his future recording and touring plans, the special connection he has to the Operation:Mindcrime album, his signature wine and more. Kobra Paige discusses her band's current album 'HIGH PRIESTESS'. Plus, touring with Def Leppard and KISS. Whitechapel's Alex Wade talks about his band's latest effort, 'Our Endless War', playing this year's Heavy Montreal Festival, and his signature ESP guitar and other gear.

Also, listen back to our interview with rising Canadian star Jeremy Widerman of the band MONSTER TRUCK in episode 31 for your chance to win a pair of tickets to 2014's HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL.

For More GEOFF TATE visit:http://www.geofftate.com on TWITTER: @geofftate

For more Kobra And The Lotus visit:http://kobraandthelotus.com and on TWITTER: @KATLofficial

For more Whitechapel visit:http://www.whitechapelband.comand on TWITTER: @WhitechapelBand

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

KEEP LISTENING TO ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON for you chance to win a pair of tickets to Skid Row in Montreal (on August 19th)

 
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