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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Geoff Tate Interviews
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:21:38 AM »
I figure I'd post this recent interview here.

I know that many fans are clamouring over the possibilities of what would go into an Empire boxset, but my biggest takeaway from this interview is when Geoff Tate talks about releasing individual tracks instead of releasing a full album:

Back to the present, and 2017 saw the release of the final part of ‘The Key’ trilogy; have you any plans to return to the studio?

You know, I am touring a lot lately, but as I’m touring I’m also working on recording, making music. I have my portable studio out with me at all times. I’m working on releasing some tracks. I’m going to do some individual released tracks over the next few months. I have several I’ve been working on and getting them ready to release. I can’t tell you when I’m going to release the first one, but I think it’s going to be soon.

It is nice to have a little less pressure, to be able to release individual tracks instead of albums?

Yeah, it is. And also, releasing them individually is kind of a neat idea because you can really get more topical with subject matter, because it pertains to the now, rather than writing a whole album and then releasing it two years after you’ve written the first song. This is like; you write a song, and then you release it within a month of writing it. It’s a whole different kind of immediacy about the music; it makes it seem more relevant to what’s going on in the world with yourself as an observer.

This is pretty much a completely opposite view of releasing music Tate has had as recently as last year, where an interviewer asked if Tate would ever release individual tracks, but Tate pretty much balked and said "no it's albums, man. It's always gotta be an album." So it's nice to see Tate finally branch out - as far as music distribution goes - and try something outside of his comfort zone.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Empire 30th Anniversary Box Set in the works for 2020
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:12:39 AM »
This set would have to be something pretty special to drop money on it. If they could get the entire Unplugged performance on DVD and CD, along with Chris DeGarmo's original demo for Silent Lucidity (or if it doesn't exist, a NEW recording of just Chris performing the whole song), well now yer starting to tickle my tits a bit.

« on: November 16, 2018, 01:08:39 PM »
From Blackbird today:

"A buddy of mine said that QR also just announced no Scott Rockenfield on the first leg of the tour. I haven't bothered to verify, but I am assuming it was posted on social media or something."

HAHAHA. Look at how HARD he's trying to make it seem like he doesn't care and doesn't pay attention to what's going on in the band. You're not fooling anybody, man.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: The Verdict (March 1, 2019) Album Discussion
« on: November 16, 2018, 06:40:06 AM »
Thanks for the link, livgrnfan! Updated:

1. Blood of the Levant (3:27)
2. Man the Machine (3:50)
3. Light-years (4:08)
4. Inside Out (4:31)
5. Propaganda Fashion (3:36)
6. Dark Reverie (4:23)
7. Bent (5:58)
8. Inner Unrest (3:50)
9. Launder the Conscience (5:15)
10. Portrait (5:16)

Total running time: 44:14

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: The Verdict (March 1, 2019) Album Discussion
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:46:28 PM »
The tracklisting was posted today, with promise of a "major announcement" tomorrow:

1. Blood of the Levant
2. Man the Machine
3. Light-years
4. Inside Out
5. Propaganda Fashion
6. Dark Reverie
7. Bent
8. Inner Unrest
9. Launder the Conscience
10. Portrait

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: New album sound clips online
« on: October 31, 2018, 03:16:19 PM »
There's a new video up for pledgers, featuring music we heard in the last video update. This one's mostly just a video of Todd announcing the album name and tour with Fates Warning.

« on: October 31, 2018, 09:42:53 AM »
The funniest part about that is Blackbird said he's skipping Queensryche's set but then less than TWO HOURS LATER, he's reaching about to another member, basically saying "I wasn't planning on staying for Queensryche, because all those guys hate my guts and so I hate their guts now too, but I mean if you end up coming out for the show, then I guess I can stay for Queensryche's set. I mean, I don't want to, but I'll stay. Just so you have someone to stand with. I won't enjoy it or anything, but I'll do you a favour and stay. So please send me a PM and give me an excuse to stay. But let me be clear, I don't want to stay. But I will. Begrudgingly. Simply put."

I bet if Blackbird doesn't get a PM from the guy by the end of the week, he'll PM the guy himself. Hahahaha.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Rate the Album Covers
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:58:54 AM »
I couldn't find a thread like this here anywhere (must've been confusing it with the old boards), so here we go. Toss in the artwork for The Verdict if you've got a place for it.

Here's a list album cover art, from most-favourite to least-favourite (which will likely change a bit from time to time):

Rage for Order
Promised Land
Operation Mindcrime
The Verdict
Dedicated to Chaos
Operation Mindcrime II
American Soldier
Condition Human
Take Cover
Hear in the Now Frontier

HITNF is my least favourite, as I said one time "anything's better than a bunch of fucking ears."

The first (and so far, only) time I saw Todd play with QR was in April 2013 in Regina, Saskatchewan. They performed Roads to Madness and once the video popped up on Youtube, I remember people online (especially on BDR) saying it was the best version of the tune they had heard Todd sing at the time. I'm not sure if there have been better performances since this one, but this holds a soft spot for me, and it's awesome that the band could pull off a great show even when most of the crowd sat down for the whole set, with the exception of a small handful of us bangers on the sides and along the front.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Queensryche 2019 Show Reviews & Tour Discussion
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:12:46 AM »
Yeah I'm not bummed that they're not coming close to me right off the hop. They've got a long road to travel. I just hope they eventually play closer to me this time around. The last time they play the Canadian Prairies, the closest gig to me was Regina (the infamous "best live version of Roads to Madness"), and that was a 6-hour drive away. I'm not sure I'll be able to swing another trip like that this year, so fingers crossed for a Winnipeg date.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: The Verdict (March 1, 2019) Album Discussion
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:04:17 AM »
NJ, I totally skipped over the original thread for the 2019 album discussion (stickied, no less):

If you wanna gut this thread and move discussion back over there, I'm totally fine with that. Sorry man.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: The Verdict (March 1, 2019) Album Discussion
« on: October 29, 2018, 04:19:45 PM »
I really enjoy the bold choice of a truly "metal" album cover. I almost want to give that goofy "Why is the band trying so hard to be metal?" thread a shot in the arm. Great goddamn stuff.

Now let's see if they can sell some triryche-shaped scales.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: If Scott Doesn't Return to the Band
« on: October 29, 2018, 04:12:14 PM »
There's a rumour going around that today's press release regarding the new album was to include something like "Queensryche is TLT, MW, EJ and PL" but was removed before the press release went out. Hopefully with it being removed from today's announcement (good call, btw), there's still a chance for Scott to sack up and announce personally that he's left the band. Instead of making the band do it.

QUEENSRYCHE: / The Verdict (March 1, 2019) Album Discussion
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:00:55 PM »

- Bellevue, Washington – October 29, 2018 – Rock icons Queensr˙che have just announced their newest album "The Verdict" out March 1st via Century Media Records. The band’s forthcoming release was produced, mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running here:

"I'm extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” states Queensr˙che vocalist Todd La Torre about The Verdict. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!"

Michael “Whip” Wilton (guitar) adds, “The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn't possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this."

To support The Verdict, Queensr˙che have also announced their spring U.S. headline tour today with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will be joining both bands on select dates. The tour will kick off on March 2nd in Orlando, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, and will wrap on April 3rd in Seattle. The band recently finished a run supporting SCORPIONS this past September. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website here:

The Verdict follows the bands most recent release, Condition Hüman, received rave reviews from outlets such as Loudwire, KNAC,, and more. The 2015 release debuted on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.

Queensr˙che have secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts in the industry, selling over 30 million albums around the world across in the span of their 30-plus year career. Queensr˙che’s stone cold classic debut full-length, The Warning, and the badass monster sophomore release, Rage for Order, reignited the flames of heavy, progressive, melodic hard rock and metal. With the release of the band’s third album, Operation: Mindcrime, catapulted the band into mainstream success, single-handedly redefining the concept album and charged into the Top 40. A precision collection of near-perfect songs pushed landmark masterpiece Empire to triple platinum.

“Silent Lucidity”, off of the fourth LP, earned the band their second and third Grammy nominations, plus five nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Queensr˙che picked up the Viewer’s Choice Award. Following the massive success of Empire, the band released, Promised Land, which entered the charts at #3 and became another platinum selling record. Adding to their successes, Queensryche have dominated Rock Radio with hits like “Jet City Woman”, “Another Rainy Night (Without You)”, “Real World”, “I AM I”, “Bridge”, and “Sign of the Times”.

Now, with the band’s 16th full-length album on the way, Queensr˙che is looking to continue to dominate the heavy metal scene.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Queensryche 2019 Show Reviews & Tour Discussion
« on: October 29, 2018, 12:56:45 PM »
Here are the first tour dates announced (with Fates Warning) for the new album The Verdict:

March 2 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
March 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
March 5 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
March 7 - Baltimore - Sound Stage (no Fates Warning)
March 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun (no Fates Warning)
March 9 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (no Fates Warning)
March 10 - Worcester, MA – Palladium (no Fates Warning)
March 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
March 13 - Detroit, MI - Diesel
March 14 - Chicago, IL - Concord
March 15 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
March 16 - Medina, MN - Medina Entertainment Center
March 17 - Davenport, IA - Rhythm City Casino Resort (no Fates Warning)
March 20 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
March 21 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
March 22 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec
March 23 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey
March 26 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
March 27 - San Diego - Observatory
March 28 - Los Angeles, CA- Fonda
March 29 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
March 30 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
April 2 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
April 3 - Seattle, WA – Neptune

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