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Vocalist NINA NOIR Posts Video Updates From Geoff Tate’s QUEENSRŸCHE Tour

Vocalist Nina Noir was recently hand selected by Geoff Tate for the 2013 QUEENSRŸCHE Tour after recording on their new album Frequency Unknown. She is singing a duet with Tate on the band’s epic song, ‘Suite Sister Mary’.

Nina has posted two video updates from the road, which can be found below: Continue reading Vocalist NINA NOIR Posts Video Updates From Geoff Tate’s QUEENSRŸCHE Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE Comment On Tour Disruption – “(We) Never Want To Miss Any Chance To See And Play For Our Fans Around The World”

Legendary Seattle progressive hard rockers QUEENSRŸCHE are rescheduling some of their upcoming European shows next month. The postponement of these dates is caused by changes in the bands promotional schedule brought upon by their new label, Century Media Records, in order to meet the demands of their upcoming June 10th worldwide release date. All affected performances have been moved to October in an effort to honor the band’s desire to play for their fans around the globe. A complete list of all European tour dates for Queensrÿche can be seen below. Continue reading QUEENSRŸCHE Comment On Tour Disruption – “(We) Never Want To Miss Any Chance To See And Play For Our Fans Around The World”

QUEENSRŸCHE Unveil Full Version Of Debut Track ‘Redemption’ From Upcoming Release Due In June

Legendary Seattle rockers QUEENSRŸCHE return with new music from their upcoming soon-to-be-titled release slated for June 11th. The band debuted the full version of the song ‘Redemption’ earlier today (March 25th), and it can be heard in the clip below: Continue reading QUEENSRŸCHE Unveil Full Version Of Debut Track ‘Redemption’ From Upcoming Release Due In June

TODD LA TORRE-Fronted Version Of QUEENSRŸCHE: Biloxi Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of the Todd La Torre-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE performing on March 14 at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi can be seen below.

QUEENSRŸCHE has inked a deal with Century Media Records for the release of the band’s new studio album. Due on June 11, the CD marks the debut release from the lineup comprised of La Torre (vocals; ex-CRIMSON GLORY), Michael Wilton (guitar), Parker Lundgren (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). The drums for the album were recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, Washington with producer James “Jimbo” Barton — the man who engineered and mixed the band’s classic 1988 LP, “Operation: Mindcrime”, and its 1990 follow-up, “Empire”, and co-produced 1994’s “Promised Land”. The rest of the music and vocals were laid down at several different facilities on the West Coast.

In a recent interview with Metal Assault, QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield stated about QUEENSRŸCHE‘s renewed collaboration with Barton: “It’s a great thing — we’re really excited about it, he’s really excited about it. We’ve wanted to work with him for a while, but for whatever reason, we just hadn’t gone there yet. This is a great time for us to do that, though. We all discussed who we wanted to do the record with, and he was one of the first names that came up. It was easy for us to pick up the phone and call him. It was like our relationship picked up right where it left off, so it’s gonna be a lot of fun. He’s a very creative guy that did some great records with us in the past. I think that’s one of the most important things when it comes to why we want to work with him.”

Asked if fans will see a return to the progressive metal sound QUEENSRŸCHE had in the ’80s, Scott said: “What we’re trying to do, and what has been really interesting since Todd has jumped into the band, we’re trying to revisit the old QUEENSRŸCHE catalog — stuff off of the EP and “The Warning”. That’s always been a part of what we are, so yeah, definitely! I think in my opinion, we’re really revisiting that vibe of why that music was special back then for us. There will be a modern flair to it, though, just because we’re in the modern age. The fun thing about Jimbo being a part of it is that he can help tie together the two sides. He does come from our past and some of the great records and some of the great sounds that we’re known for, but he’s also living in the modern age and doing some interesting things as well. I think it’s going to be a really great QUEENSRŸCHE record. People are going to go, ‘Wow, that’s QUEENSRŸCHE! That sounds just like what we’ve known them to be, and what we would expect them to now be.’ That’s what I think peple will get out of it.”

Geoff Tate’s QUEENSRŸCHE – Frequency Unknown Audio Samples Streaming

The Geoff Tate-fronted QUEENSRŸCHE are set to release their new album, Frequency Unknown, on April 23rd via Cleopatra Records. 90-second samples of all tracks on the new album are streaming at iTunes.

Frequency Unknown will feature the following tracklisting:

‘When Lightning Strikes’
‘Running Backwards’
‘Fallen’
‘Life Without You’
‘In The Hands Of God’
‘Cold’
‘The Weight Of The World’
‘Slave’
‘Dare’
‘Everything’

Bonus Tracks: (2013 Versions)
‘Silent Lucidity’
‘Empire’
‘Jet City Woman’
‘I Don t Believe In Love’

Frequency Unknown features Tate along with bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensrÿche 1998 – 2001), keyboardist Randy Gane, guitarist Robert Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, HURRICANE), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) and guest appearances by K.K. Downing (ex-JUDAS PRIEST), Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Ty Tabor (KING’S X), Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN, SPIRALARMS) and Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, Forbidden)

The Geoff-Tate-fronted Queensrÿche will embark on The Operation: Mindcrime 25th Anniversary tour in April. The performance will cover all fifteen songs from the album including such fan favorites as ‘Revolution Calling’, ‘Operation: Mindcrime’, ‘I Don’t Believe in Love’, and the closing track, ‘Eyes of a Stranger’. It will also feature other selections from the Queensrÿche catalog including songs from Operation: Mindcrime II.

25th Anniversary Operation: Mindcrime Tour 2013:

April
6 – Peppermill Casino in West Wendover, Nevada
11 – Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado
12 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico
13 – Chrome in Las Vegas, Nevada
14 – Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona
16 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
18 – The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
19 – 4th & B in San Diego, California
20 – Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California
21 – Fillmore in San Francisco, California

More dates to be announced.