Category: GEOFF TATE

ABSOLON – Darkness Rising; The Tale Of Derek Blackheart

“Darkness Rising ; The Tale Of Derek Blackheart” is the ambitious debut album from the Florida, US based outfit ABSOLON, a band/ project that has been in founder Ken Pike’s mind for almost twenty five years. Singer Ken Pike is a name well remembered fronting CCM hard rockers Malachia and underground cult AOR band Vital Signs back in the mid...

SWEET OBLIVION (feat Geoff Tate) – ST [Japan Edition +1] (2019)

Former Queensryche and current Operation: Mindcrime frontman Geoff Tate has revealed his new project titled SWEET OBLIVION. Tate has teamed up with guitarist and bassist Simone Mularoni, keyboardist Emanuele Casali and drummer Paolo Caridi in the band – and they’ll release their self-titled debut album on June 14 through Frontiers Music, and tomorrow via Marquee in Japan including a bonus...

QUEENSRYCHE – Empire [20th Anniversary Edition remastered] (2-CD)

Also requested among the QUEENSRYCHE discography, here’s the pretty expensive 2-CD box version of their multi-platinum album “Empire”. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its original release, this classic album was remastered with the addition of a bonus disc including 13 bonus tracks, among them 10 previously unreleased live performances recorded in 1990 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. “Empire” went triple platinum and...

QUEENSRYCHE – Greatest Hits [Japanese SHM-CD remastered] Limited Edition / Out Of Print

This is the only press on high quality SHM-CD of QUEENSRYCHE “Greatest Hits” with all tracks 24-Bit Digitally Remastered, a Limited Edition that went out of print in a couple of months. Why this ‘GH compilation’ needed a SHM-CD, high quality press release? Because few “Greatest Hits” represents so exactly a band’s career like this one.And why is Queensryche so...

QUEENSRYCHE – The Warning [SHM-CD Remastered +3] Out Of Print

As requested, here’s some QUEENSRYCHE albums released in Japan pressed on high quality SHM-CD as part of a remastered reissue campaign from various ’80s Rock artists. “The Warning” was Queensryche first full length LP, a recording that still stands the test of time. All of you already have – in one way or another – Queensryche’s milestones Operation:Mindcrime and Empire....

QUEENSRYCHE – Rage For Order [SHM-CD Remastered +4] (2015)

As requested, here’s some QUEENSRYCHE albums released in Japan pressed on high quality SHM-CD as part of a remastered reissue campaign from various ’80s Rock artists / albums. “Rage For Order” is Queensryche second effort, and for many (including me) one of their best. An album that, in many ways, made a revolution with its sonic approach and production values....

OPERATION MINDCRIME – The New Reality [Japan Edition] (2017)

OPERATION MINDCRIME – The New Reality [Japan Edition] (2017)

OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRYCHE singer Geoff Tate, will release “A New Reality“, the third and final of a concept album trilogy exploring international politics, the world economy and social ethos, on December 1 via Frontiers Music Srl. The Japanese Edition will see the light tomorrow, November 22. The first thing I noticed most on this new...

OPERATION: MINDCRIME – Resurrection (2016)

OPERATION: MINDCRIME – Resurrection (2016)

“Resurrection” is the second installment of the musical project from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Following one year after the release of the debut album, OPERATION: MINDCRIME is 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 Queensrÿche vocalist’s...

V.A. – Keep Calm and Salute Queen (2015)

This is simple: “Keep Calm and Salute Queen” is a tribute to Queen compiled by the specialized label in this matter, Cleopatra Records / Deadline. One of the good news is that these classic, influential songs are performed by a slew of hard rock champions from both sides of the pond. The other, these versions / covers are excellent. You...

QUEENSRYCHE – Condition Hüman [Japan Edition] (2015)

QUEENSRYCHE – Condition Hüman [Japan Edition] (2015)

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and metalheads of all ages: QUEENSRŸCHE are back! But not just in the sense of their new album “Condition Hüman“, no, this return goes much deeper than that. This Japanese Edition features a bonus track that really worth the investment. “Condition Hüman”, for all intents and purposes is a resurrection of what used to...

QUEENSRYCHE – Condition Hüman (2015)

* Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and metalheads of all ages: QUEENSRŸCHE are back! But not just in the sense of their new album “Condition Hüman” to be released soon; no this return goes much deeper than that. This for all intents and purposes is a resurrection of what used to be a mighty force in the metal world...

OPERATION: MINDCRIME – The Key (2015)

* Geoff Tate cannot be stopped. Getting fired from Queensryche barely slowed him down, getting involved in various projects although I think this new one is the ‘highest profile’ of all OPERATION: MINDCRIME and its debut “The Key” to be released by Frontiers Music tomorrow. Operation: Mindcrime lineup includes many of the players that served in Tate’s scab version of...

GEOFF TATE’s QUEENSRYCHE – Frequency Unknown [Billy Sherwood’s Mix] (2014)

* the Real one “Frequency Unknown“, the only album released the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE following his dismissal from the band, arrived in April 2013 amidst a swarm of controversy. The group had just split in two, with Tate leading an all-new group of musicians while the remaining members of QUEENSRŸCHE carried on with a new vocalist, Todd La...

GEOFF TATE’s QUEENSRYCHE – Frequency Unknown (2013)

* “Frequency Unknown”, the new album from the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE, will be released next April 23. Tate was booted from Queensryche last summer after an aggressive fallout, but went on to form his own version of the band with the same name.“Frequency Unknown” cover art features a (not so) subtle message to his former bandmates; a fist...

GEOFF TATE (Queensryche) – Kings & Thieves (2012)

* With the acrimonious split between GEOFF TATE and Queensryche still being aired in public almost daily like a bad taste comedy, it’s getting harder and harder to focus on the fact that these guys have produced some stellar music over the years due to their insistence on washing their dirty laundry in public. Well, musically, Tate has made the...