The year is 2013 and revolution is calling once again for Queensryche front man Geoff Tate, who is leading the charge with the band’s forthcoming studio effort titled, Frequency Unknown, due out April 23 on Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records.
Although “F.U.” might be perceived as a fitting tribute and salutation, it is, without question, a no-holds barred album of new music featuring original Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate along with an entirely new line-up consisting of bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne/Whitesnake/Dio/Blue Oyster Cult), guitarist Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC/Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 – 2001) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth).
For Frequency Unknown, Tate and company invited a few of their friends to come join in on the recording “fun” for what will mark Queensryche’s thirteenth studio album.
An album containing ten new hard-hitting, distinctively Queensryche songs, four newly-recorded Queensryche classics and an array of well-known guests including guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Ty Tabor (King’s X), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Craig Locicero (Forbidden) and Chris Cannella along with drummers Paul Bostaph (Slayer/Testament) and Evan Bautista.
Also appearing on the album will be bassist Jason Slater, who has worked on several previous Queensryche projects with Tate including Operation: Mindcrime II and American Soldier.
Slater co-wrote some of the songs on Frequency Unknown with Geoff Tate and is also the album’s Producer.
“I think that the idea of having guest appearances evolved from the time constraints we had imposed on the project,” states Tate. “And I must say that I was humbled by the enthusiasm and excitement of all the players that contributed.”
Frequency Unknown Track Listing
Give it to You
In the Hands of God
Life Without You
The Weight of the World
(newly-recorded Queensryche classics)
I Don’t Believe in Love
Jet City Woman
Although times have changed for Geoff Tate, his hard rock wavelength, as represented on Frequency Unknown, remains the same.
With Geoff at the helm, Queensryche has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, toured in approximately 50 countries and received four Grammy nominations.
He remains one of the most well-known and respected vocalists in the history of hard rock and heavy metal.
Fun for all metal heads to sink their teeth into?
Feel free to feast.
Please note: Beginning on April 6th at the Peppermill Casino in West Wenover, Nevada, the band will be hitting the road to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its epic 1988 release, Operation: Mindcrime. The performance will include all fifteen songs from the album (including “Revolution Calling,” “Operation: Mindcrime,” I Don’t Believe in Love” and “Eyes of a Stranger”) along with other well-known hits and rarities from the catalog they’ve compiled over the past 30 years (see current tour itinerary below).
Operation: Mindcrime was recently named one of the Top 10 Concept Albums of All Time by Guitar World magazine.
25TH ANNIVERSARY OPERATION: MINDCRIME TOUR 2013*
April 6 – Peppermill Casino in West Wendover, Nevada
April 9 – Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado
April 10 – Mesa Theater in Grand Junction, Colorado
April 11 – Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado
April 12 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 13 – Chrome in Las Vegas, Nevada
April 14 – Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona
April 16 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
April 17 – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California
April 18 – The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
April 19 – Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California
April 20 – Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California
April 21 – Fillmore in San Francisco, California
April 22 – Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California
April 24 – Emo’s in Austin, Texas
April 25 – The Concert Pub North in Houston, Texas
May 16 – Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 17 – The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois
May 18 – St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
*More dates to be announced.
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