Former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate says that he is not planning to work on any new music for the foreseeable future. "I'm kind of taking an album hiatus at the moment, primarily because I'm just dedicating myself to the AVANTASIA touring schedule this year," he told Australia's Silver Tiger Media in a new interview. "But maybe towards the end of the year I'll start something in terms of albums again. I'm just giving it a little bit of a rest, you know."
Tate's next release will be the debut album from SWEET OBLIVION, which will arrive on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. The project sees Tate teaming up with a stellar cast of Italian musicians led by Simone Mularoni, the mastermind of prog metal masters DGM.
The Seattle-based singer, who has pursued a solo career since exiting QUEENSRŸCHE seven years ago, has released three OPERATION: MINDCRIME albums over three years as part of a trilogy: "The Key" (September 2015), "Resurrection" (September 2016) and "The New Reality" (December 2017).
For most of 2018 and the first couple of months of 2019, Tate celebrated the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" by playing the iconic concept album live in its entirety.
Tate is currently on on the road with EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, which is touring in support of its latest album, "Moonglow".