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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."

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

« on: October 19, 2018, 12:39:09 PM »
Go watch the new Pledgemusic update that dropped today, come back and let's discuss.


QUEENSRYCHE: / Queensryche Merch
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:36:52 PM »
I always love me some cool band merch. What kind of Queensryche merch have you bought over the years? Here's what I can think of, though I'm sure I'm missing stuff. Post pics if you can find them. is a killer site with a ton of stuff listed.

Warning 1985 tour 3/4 length shirt

Operation: Mindcrime 1991 tour t-shirt

Empire t-shirt

Empire band members shirt

Empire “triryches all over” shirt (goddamn is this ever a fuckin ugly shirt)

Empire tour shirt

Dead Mary shirt

Operation: Mindcrime II “Rock Revenge Redemption” green shirt

Triryche chain necklace

Triryche beaded necklace

Baseball cap (I think the one I have doesn’t have “World Tour 1991” on it)

Mindcrime bandana (not the bottle, just the bandana in this pic)

Toque (or something pretty much like this

Black S/T shirt

White “glow in the dark” shirt

Zombie shirt (one of my faves)

Square pin

Triryche pin


Couldn't find pics for:

Tribe bandana
Belt buckle
Baby onesie (for my kids)

Someone Else? / Top Releases of 2018
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:19:05 PM »
Since we're halfway through the year, what are some of your favourite releases so far? I admit I haven't been listening to much new stuff, but here's the stuff that has caught my ear:

The Fugitives - The Promise of Strangers
Lowell - Lone Wolf
Bright Righteous - EP
Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow - Annihilation soundtrack

There's a few albums coming out later this year that hopefully will round out a nice Top 10. Anything of note you guys have been listening to lately?

Someone Else? / Cell Phones at Concerts
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:00:14 PM »
Loudwire posted a pretty interesting article about whether or not cell phones should be banned at concerts.

What are your thoughts on this? Honestly, as long it's not obstructing my view, I couldn't give a shit if someone wants to film the whole show. I'll take the odd pic here and there and maybe a few seconds of one or two songs, but that's usually about it. I can't figure out these guys who will film the entirety of multiple songs and then post em up on Youtube, but if that's the way they want to "experience" a show (such as it is), at least people like me get to benefit from it by watching it for free and without having to look like a goof by holding up a phone for 5 straight minutes.

QUEENSRYCHE: / If Scott Doesn't Return to the Band
« on: January 09, 2018, 09:30:59 AM »
First off, lemme just say that having a lengthy parental leave is nothing out of the ordinary. I don't know what it is in the States, but in Canada it's like 12 months. Granted, that's typically for the mother, but whatever. My wife took a year off for each of our kids and I took 6 weeks off for each of them. It was pretty great.

That said.

For the sake of argument, let's say Scott doesn't return to the band for whatever reason and they end up getting someone like Casey "When's Scott Comin Back" Grillo. How would that impact your enjoyment of Queensryche's music, be it live or in the studio?

For me, I've enjoyed what Scott has done on the last two QR records (which is saying something because I typically don't worry about the drums as long as they're properly servicing the song and the rhythm section), but at the end of the day I wouldn't be too upset if he packed it in. Maybe going back to doing more soundtrack work would afford him the opportunity to stay home with his family more. Who knows.

I just kinda wish the band were a little forthcoming in letting their fans know when or if Scott was coming back.

Someone Else? / 2018 New Releases
« on: January 03, 2018, 03:09:34 PM »
Another year of needing to keep track of what's coming out in music. Feel free to contribute and I'll toss it on the list.

January 12:
Joe Satriani – What Happens Next

January 26:
The Fugitives – The Promise of Strangers
Machine Head – Catharsis

February 2:
Saxon – Thunderbolt

March 2:
Blaze Bayley - Infinite Entanglement Part 3: The Redemption Of William Black

March 9:
Judas Priest - Firepower
Suicidal Tendencies – Get Your Fight On!

April 6:
Eels - The Deconstruction

April 20:
A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
Stryper - God Damn Evil

April 27:
Lee Aaron - Diamond Baby Blues

July 27:
Dee Snider - For the Love of Metal
Halestorm - Vicious

August 3:
Ultraphonix - Original Human Music (Corey Glover, George Lynch)

August 10:
Diemonds - Diemonds

August 31:
UDO - Steelfactory

September 6:
Clint Mansell - Mute (stream only)

September 7:
Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions

September 14:
Monster Truck - True Rockers

September 21:
Hardcore Superstar - You Can't Kill My Rock n' Roll
Voivod - The Wake

December 14:
Within Temptation - Resist

Bella Novela
Lita Ford
The Rue - EP
System of a Down
Tears for Fears – The Tipping Point

March 1:
Queensryche - The Verdict

Corey Hart
Sven Gali (EP)

Someone Else? / Top Releases of 2017
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:35:07 PM »
Since we're in the last third of the year, what are some of your favourite releases in 2017? Not much I can think of that really stands out, but off the top of my head, here's what I've been digging this year:

Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics - The Man with Stars on his Knees
The Cruel Knives - Side One (EP)
Galactic Empire - Galactic Empire
Mother Mother - No Culture
Whitehorse - Panther in the Dollhouse

QUEENSRYCHE: / 'Till Death Do Us Part (Emily Tate)
« on: August 24, 2017, 11:07:50 AM »
Geoff Tate's daughter Emily has a new band called Till Death Do Us Part and they've been opening up for Operation Mindcrime this summer.

Blue Boy

Not sure it's really my thing, but I think I'm in the minority when I say I really enjoyed Emily's performance on "Home Again" from QR's American Solider. One of the few decent songs on that album, to be honest.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Todd La Torre Solo Album in 2018
« on: May 02, 2017, 12:31:45 PM »
Eye9 originally posted this but I thought it should have its own thread.

Given that Todd has said before that certain ideas he's had never fit into the Queensryche box, I'm ok with this. Plus he could probably put together a fun batch of guests to play on the record. Thoughts?

Someone Else? / 2017 New Releases
« on: April 27, 2017, 12:54:41 PM »
I need to keep track of what's coming out this year. If there's anything on your radar (hell, it doesn't even have to be hard rock or metal), feel free to contribute.

April 28:
All That Remains – Madness
Fates Warning – Awaken The Guardian Live DVD/CD
Life Of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain
New Found Glory - Makes Me Sick

May 5:
The Sword – Greetings From…

May 12:
Goo Goo Dolls - You Should Be Happy (EP)
Harem Scarem – United
Inglorious – Inglorious II
Paramore - After Laughter
Seether – Poison The Parish
Warrant – Louder Harder Faster

May 19:
Dragonforce – Reaching Into Infinity
Linkin Park – One More Light
Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth
Rammstein – Rammstein: Paris DVD
Roger Waters - Is This the Life We Really Want?
Rob Halford – The Complete Albums Collection

May 26:
Aaron Buchanan & the Cult Classics - The Man with Stars on his Knees
Mark Slaughter – Halfway There

June 2:
Adrenaline Mob – We The People
Coldplay - Kaleidoscope

June 16:
Cheap Trick - We're All Alright!
Iced Earth – Incorruptible
Lorde - Melodrama
Styx - The Mission

June 30:
Stone Sour - Hydrograd

July 4:
Public Enemy - Nothing is Quick in the Desert

July 7:
HAIM - Something to Tell You
Whitehorse - Panther in the Dollhouse

July 21:
Hans Zimmer - Dunkirk (soundtrack)

July 28:
The Cruel Knives - Side One (EP)

August 4:
Accept – The Rise Of Chaos
Dead Cross - Dead Cross (Mike Patton / Dave Lombardo)
Quiet Riot - Road Rage

September 8:
Living Color - Shade
Tori Amos - Native Invader

September 15:
Hell in the Club - See You on the Dark Side
Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage

October 6:
The Darkness - Pinewood Smile
LA Guns - The Missing Peace
Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down

October 20:
Europe - Walk the Earth
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged box set

November 10:
Babylon A.D. - Revelation Highway
Evanescence - Synthesis

November 11:
Barenaked Ladies - Fake Nudes

November 24:
Weird Al Yankovic - Squeeze Box: The Complete Works

December 1:
Operation: Mindcrime - The New Reality

December 15:
John Williams - The Last Jedi

A Perfect Circle
Bella Novela
Clint Mansell - Ghost in the Shell, Mute, Loving Vincent
Famous Underground
Five Finger Death Punch
The Fugitives - The Promise of Strangers
Hans Zimmer (with Jóhannsson and Wallfisch) - Blade Runner 2049 (October)
Hardcore Superstar
Lee Aaron
The Rue - EP
System of a Down
Tears for Fears

QUEENSRYCHE: / The Burningmoore Deaths starring Geoff Tate
« on: February 06, 2017, 04:53:20 PM »
Wow, it looks like they're finally releasing the old Burningmoore Incident flick.


QUEENSRYCHE: / Hear in the Now Frontier
« on: February 01, 2017, 01:32:48 PM »
I didn’t see a dedicated thread for this so I thought I’d start one now. Given that it’s the album’s 20 year anniversary this year, what are everyone’s thoughts on this album?

I remember first hearing the single for “Sign of the Times” and thinking it was a cool track. I went out and bought the album and was pretty disappointed in it, save for a couple tracks. It just seemed like a wimpy record overall, with the heavier songs sounding really forced and shitty, and the softer songs lacking any balls or confidence. Tate’s also voice didn’t seem to fit with what the band was trying to do. It was the first Queensryche album that I was positive was steaming bag of shit.

The biggest disappointment for me was, after years of hearing Chris DeGarmo’s great voice on backups – and even the solo vocal tease from Anybody Listening? – finally getting a QR song where he sings lead....and they give us THAT? A song where he sings about love and luxury fucking cruises? BROTHER.

And hands up to those who first heard the beginning of Miles Away (which has a very Nightrider vibe) and thought it was gonna be a rocker, only for it to instantly suck at the 10-second mark.

Ultimately I think the album does have a few decent tracks, but all the shitty tunes really drag the good stuff down. I thought this album was so bad I sold it at one point, only to begrudgingly buy it a few years later when the reissues came out.

One thing I will say though. I’ve mentioned before about how awesome it would be to hear original Chris DeGarmo demos for stuff like Silent Lucidity. As much as I was disappointed in “All I Want” and the album as a whole, what would really spark my interest in this album again would be if CDG released his original demos for HITNF, given that it’s very much a “CDG joint.” They could be cheeky and release it as the "Fresh Ears Version."

What do you guys think of Queensryche's red-headed stepchild?

Someone Else? / HMV Canada Closing
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:21:39 PM »

As someone who worked in a Canadian record store for a number of years (Record Baron to Music Baron to CD Plus), this is kind of a drag. But I haven't worked retail in about 15 years, so I can't imagine how difficult it is to work in brick and mortar music store these days. I will say though that HMV sure does sell a lot of bullshit tchotchkes. They might not have that new Ween record you're looking for, but they've got Game of Thrones throw pillows for fucking DAYS.

Last week I went and picked up the new Blu-ray of the 1986 Transformers flick from HMV just coz I thought it was the right thing to do. I'll be sure to go back in a few more weeks when everything's 75% off and people are tripping over themselves trying to get a Walking Dead desk lamp or a Batman scarf.

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