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QUEENSRYCHE Release New Music Video for “Hellfire”

December 6th, 2016

On ‘Condition Human’ Headlining Tour In North America

Seattle based heavy metal icons QUEENSRYCHE are nearing the end of their ‘Condition Human’ world tour, which has now brought them back to North America on Fall a headlining run. Continuing to build on the momentum of their latest studio album, the band has released a visceral new music video for their song “Hellfire”, which spotlights the Malaysian passenger flight crisis in 2014. Speaking about the influence and subject matter for the new video, vocalist Todd La Torre states,

“‘Hellfire’ is a depiction primarily based on the tragic events surrounding the Malaysian airline flight MH17. Despite the storyline’s foundation, the lyrical and visual narrative transcends into other pertinent, global subject matters. Civil unrest, guerrilla warfare, media propaganda, and social inequalities are just some examples of the multifaceted issues marbled throughout ‘Hellfire’. A poignant illustration of an unfortunate yet timeless reality.” 

Queensryche – “Hellfire” (Official Music Video)

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QUEENSRYCHE – ‘Condition Human’ North American Fall Tour

Tuesday, December 6th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wednesday, December 7th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Thursday, December 8th – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Lounge
Saturday, December 10th – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sunday, December 11th – Peoria, IL @ Limelight
Tuesday, December 13th – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Wednesday, December 14th – Overland Park, KS @ Kanza Hall
Thursday, December 15th – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Friday, December 16th – West Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Hotel & Casino

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GEOFF TATE – Operation Mindcrime, ex- Queensryche

January 10th, 2016

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GEOFF TATE OF OPERATION MINDCRIME

INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA

Geoff Tate is a German-born American vocalist and musician who rose to fame in the late 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche. The band released several hit albums including EMPIRE, RAGE FOR ORDER and OPERATION MINDCRIME which is still their most successful album to date. The 90’s were a difficult time, not only for Queensryche, but for the whole metal genre. The band went through some line-up changes and released more albums including OPERATION MINDCRIME II (2006). In June 20, 2012, it was announced that Queensrÿche had fired Tate, replacing him with Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre. Tate and his wife Susan filed a lawsuit in a Washington court, saying that he was wrongfully terminated from the group. They also filed a preliminary injunction in an attempt to prevent either side to use the band’s name but as a result both parties could use the name. In 2015 Tate’s version of the band released the album FREGUENCY UNKNOWN. April of 2014 it was announced that that the remaining original band members Rockenfield, Wilton and Jackson were given the exclusive rights to the Queensrÿche trademark and that Tate received the rights to Operation: Mindcrime. Tate renamed his band to Operation: Mindcrime and in 2015 Kelly Gray, Randy Kane, Simon Wright, John Moyer, Brian Tichy, and Scott Moughton became full time members. The band released their debut album THE KEY in September. The renewed band started their first European tour on last November and then Operation Mindcrime also stopped in Helsinki where they played a show in famous Club Nosturi.  I met a good humored Tate on backstage of Nosturi and then we discussed about various topics including the new album, the band’s line-up and of course about the past… Read on!

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QUEENSRŸCHE Announce Headlining Jan/Feb 2016 USA Tour

October 27th, 2015
QUEENSRŸCHE - Condition Hüman

QUEENSRŸCHE – Condition Hüman

QUEENSRŸCHE will kick-off the New Year with a massive bang embarking on a lengthy North American headlining run. The much-anticipated trek kicks off on Jan 7th and goes through Feb 5th. QUEENSRŸCHE just wrapped up a massive direct support tour to the legendary Scorpions across North America and either see below or head over to www.queensrycheofficial.com  for the complete list of new headlining dates.
QUEENSRYCHE’s highly acclaimed new, full-length offering, Condition Hüman, via Century Media Records debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 charts with 13,798 units sold. The disc sees LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) in the band’s native Washington, Condition Hüman is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape.

“Guardian” Official Music Video

“Arrow of Time” Live From Wacken Open Air Festival

Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.
The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. Queensrÿche built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, and Def Leppard. In recent years, they’ve consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen. Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, Queensrÿche won’t relent. In fact, they’re in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence.
QUEENSRŸCHE Headlining

Jan. 7 @ Rockbar – San Jose, CA

Jan. 8 @ House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

Jan. 9 @ Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV

Jan. 10 @ Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

Jan. 12 @ Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

Jan. 14 @ Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX

Jan. 15 @ Trees – Dallas, TX

Jan. 16 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX

Jan. 17 @ Brewster Street Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX

Jan. 21 @ Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

Jan. 22 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

Jan. 23 @ The Palladium – Boston, MA

Jan. 24 @ Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

Jan. 25 @ 9:30 Club – Washington D.C.

Jan. 27 @ Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH

Jan. 28 @ Limelight – Peoria, IL

Jan. 29 @ St. Croix Casino – Turtle Lake, WI

Jan. 30 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

Jan. 31 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

Feb. 2 @ Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO

Feb. 3 @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

Feb. 4 @ In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

Feb. 5 @ Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

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QUEENSRYCHE Enter The Billboard Top 200 Charts At #27 With New Album Condition Hüman

October 12th, 2015
QUEENSRŸCHE - Condition Hüman

QUEENSRŸCHE – Condition Hüman

QUEENSRYCHE’s highly acclaimed new, full-length offering, Condition Hüman, via Century Media Records debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 charts with 13,798 units sold. See below for all North American charting numbers and stay tuned next week for a major touring announcement.

Chart Positions 

#4 Hard Rock

#4 Independent

#5 – Top Rock Albums

#15 – Top Albums Chart

#22 – Current Digital Albums

#27 – Billboard Top 200

Condition Hüman, sees LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) in the band’s native Washington, Condition Hüman is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape.

Look for Condition Hüman now at your local Best Buy retailer or purchase directly at the link below for only $9.99 – http://smarturl.it/ConditionHumanBB

“Guardian” Official Music Video

“Arrow of Time” Live From Wacken Open Air Festival

Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.

QUEENSRŸCHE just wrapped up a massive direct support tour to the legendary Scorpions across North America and be sure to stay tuned to www.queensrycheofficial.com for a major tour announcement coming soon.

The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. Queensrÿche built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, and Def Leppard. In recent years, they’ve consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen. Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, Queensrÿche won’t relent. In fact, they’re in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence.

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QUEENSRYCHE Release Their New, Full-Length Album, Condition Human, Oct 2nd; On Tour Now With Scorpions

October 4th, 2015

QUEENSRYCHE’s highly anticipated new, full-length offering, Condition Hüman, was released on Oct 2nd via Century Media Records. Condition Hüman, sees LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) in the band’s native Washington, Condition Hüman is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape.

QUEENSRŸCHE - Condition Hüman

QUEENSRŸCHE – Condition Hüman

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QUEENSRŸCHE Launch New Track-By-Track Video (Part One) w/Michael Wilton; New Album Out Oct 2nd

September 23rd, 2015

QUEENSRŸCHE has posted part one of an in-depth, track-by-track album commentary with founding member, Michael Wilton (guitars) explaining the meaning behind each song on the the group’s highly anticipated new, full-length offering, Condition Hüman, set for a release via Century Media Records on Oct 2nd. Click on the link below now to check it out.

“Track-By-Track Video (Part One)
https://youtu.be/Lqjrg20azz8

QUEENSRŸCHE - Condition Hüman

QUEENSRŸCHE – Condition Hüman

Head over now to CM Distro to view all new pre-order items and exclusive box-set and t-shirts:
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Check out a new interview with the band here.

Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.

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QUEENSRŸCHE Debut New Track “Hellfire”

September 19th, 2015

QUEENSRŸCHE has debuted the blistering new track “Hellfire,” which comes off the group’s highly anticipated new, full-length offering, Condition Hüman, set for a release via Century Media Records on Oct 2nd. “HellFire” is also the iTunes instant grat track available immediately upon pre-order purchase.

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Michael Wilton – Queensryche

September 5th, 2015

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INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL WILTON OF QUEENSRYCHE

CONDITION HUMAN, being the 13th full length album by Queensryche, proves the legendary metal squad is back on track. With the current frontman Todd LaTorre, Queensryche has risen from the ashes to show the band is alive and doing more than well. Therefore Metal-Rules.com talked to the band’s guitarist Michael Wilton about the upcoming album and the summer festival tour through Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Queensryche: Calgary, June 4th, 2015

June 18th, 2015

QUEENSRYCHE

Grey Eagle Casino
Calgary, Alberta, June 4th ,2015

by JP
Photos by Jeff Bartelli 

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They say when one door closes another opens and in the case of metal-friendly venues this is the case.  Recently the Republik Nightclub announced that after twenty years it would be closing it’s doors.  Meanwhile on the other side of town the Grey Eagle Casino hosted it’s first ever Heavy Metal concert and plans to bring more to town!

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PARKER LUNDGREN of QUEENSRΫCHE SIGNS UP TO CAPARISON GUITARS

June 2nd, 2015
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PARKER LUNDGREN

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!”

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From Hell’s Heart: Top 5 “NEW” metal singers

April 16th, 2015

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From Hell’s Heart: Top 5 “NEW” metal singers

This list is meant to highlight NEW TALENT. For our purposes, that is defined as a singer who made their professional recording debut in the past 10 years (from 2005-2015). This means the singer was not on any recorded label releases prior to 2005. Keeping that in mind, we focus on some of the younger/newer talent that is out there.

We asked our staff to give us their top 5 selections and some thoughts on them. Check out the results below.

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From Hell’s Heart: Best Metal Concept Albums

April 8th, 2015

From Hells Heart

From Hell’s Heart: Best Metal Concept Albums

Concept albums are something many serious listeners geek out over. When the music, lyrics, and spoken word/movie-like sections all blend seamlessly, it can be a magical immersive experience.

We asked our staff to give us their top 5 selections and some thoughts on them. Check out the results below.

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QUEENSRŸCHE Launch “Building The Empire” Via Pledgemusic

November 15th, 2014

A newly revitalized Queensrÿche have partnered with PledgeMusic.com for a new album pre-order campaign entitled Building The Empire. Eddie Jackson, Todd LaTorre, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton will offer fans various unique experiences to bring them closer to the band than ever before. The band is offering everything from limited edition vinyl and merchandise to the actual instruments played on the upcoming album and a chance to hang with the band in their hometown of Seattle. The album pre-order as well as all of these other items and experiences can be found at www.pledgemusic.com/queensryche.

“For the first time in the history of Queensrÿche, we are doing something we have never done before,” states bassist Eddie Jackson. In conjunction with the PledgeMusic.com pre-order, Queensrÿche has created an opportunity for accredited investors to purchase a stake in Queensrÿche Holdings, LLC. This stake will allow select investors that meet certain financial requirements to share in all of the profits the band makes moving forward. This opportunity is being offered on a limited basis; interested parties should go www.queensrycheofficial.com/investment for more information and to begin the investor accreditation process.

Queensrÿche has recently begun writing music for their new album that is slated for release in Spring 2015. This release marks the band’s second album with Century Media as well as the second album with new vocalist Todd LaTorre. This release will be the follow up to their self-titled 2013 release which debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart landing at #23 and selling 13,659 copies its first week. That album received critical acclaim including Billboard magazine’s review stating: “From the moment Rockenfield’s drums and Wilton and Parker Lundgren’s guitars go on the attack in “Where Dreams Go to Die,” the traditional Queensrÿche sound is back. The hooks are arresting, and the rhythm section packs unmitigated fire power.” Sites such as Metal Underground proclaimed: “The band has brought back much of the direction that made it one of the most revered in progressive/power metal history,” and BraveWords.com exclaims: “This self-titled slab of faith-restoring metal boasts the return of the almighty riff, twin guitar leads, and brazen in-your-face melodies.”

Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album “The Warning” in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of “Rage For Order”, Queensrÿche 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 TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. 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”. 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.

Queensrÿche is Todd La Torre (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitars), Parker Lundgren (guitars), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums).

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Rat Pak Records Set To Release SOULBENDER II Featuring Michael Wilton Of Queensrÿche

August 27th, 2014

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Formed over a decade ago in Seattle, Washington, “Soulbender” is comprised of Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton, vocalist Nick Pollock (My Sister’s Machine), guitarist Dave Groves (ex-Tin Pan/Fallen Angel) and drummer Wes Hallam (ex-Assault/Fallen Angel). SOULBENDER II contains four all new songs (Turn Anger up, Shoal, Slave To Reality, Seraphim) as well as the ten original tracks (remastered) from the first album (Fix Me, Clockwork and Compass, Rabbit Hole, The American Dream, Samsara, Prime Time, Shoot Poem, This Ocean, Hunger, Three Towers). Michael Wilton describes Soulbender as “a very progressive, hard rock band with very intense musicians and a couple of the members are prodigies”. Official release date for Soulbender is September 30, 2014.

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/MICHAELWILTON

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Geoff Tate-Ryche brings Queensryche’s music one last Time

August 7th, 2014
Geoff Tate photo by Joe Dolan http://joedolanpr.com

Geoff Tate photo by Joe Dolan http://joedolanpr.com

Yes it’s been confirmed by Tate and his management that this is the end. Yes, the name has been confirmed as changing to Operation Mindcrime and yes, what fans are witnessing on tour now is the end of a legacy in rock and metal music fronted by one of the genre’s most unique and easily recognizable voices. What comes next, we don’t have the answers to.

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