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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Discusses 'Operation: Mindcrime II': Audio Available

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was recently interviewed on Spokane's Rock 94.5. Tate spoke extensively about about the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Download an MP3 of the interview at this location (5.3 MB). As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped ...

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New QUEENSRŸCHE Producer Says Fans Will Be Divided About 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater recently spoke to The Breakdown Room about his production work on the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Slater's relationship with QUEENSRŸCHE began on the road early last year when the band was supporting ...

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Drama of the Ages - JACOB'S DREAM

Here's one for the dyed-in-the-wool classic metal fans who expect melody, a vocalist with range, involved arrangements, and plenty of guitar solos. At 71 minutes, JACOB'S DREAM feed you a meal o' metal that'll bust a gut on "Drama of the Ages", the Columbus, Ohio band's third full-length release. More proggy than the average melodic ...

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TIGERTAILZ: 'Bezerk' And 'Banzai' Reissues Detailed

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, will reissue their classic "Bezerk" and "Banzai" albums on May 23 via Sanctuary Records. Both albums have been re-mastered in Sanctuary Studios and "sound fantastic," according to a posting on the band's web site. "Also, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE Tour To Last Eight Weeks, Cover Outdoor Arenas

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate revealed during an appearance on last night's "Rockline" nationally syndicated radio show that the group's upcoming tour with JUDAS PRIEST will last eight weeks and will cover mostly outdoor arenas. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported earlier today, a source at Epic Records told Launch Radio Networks that the PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE North American tour will ...

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Never-Ending - MYSTIC PROPHECY

It's tough for me not to consider MYSTIC PROPHECY's "Never-Ending" as a companion piece of sorts to FIREWIND's "Forged by Fire". Both came my way within the last month or two, both are quality melodic metal albums, and both feature the axe wizardry of Gus G. Both albums also happen to be the third release ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Play Only Pre-'Mindcrime' Material On JUDAS PRIEST Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with "The Hairball John Radio Show" about the group's upcoming U.S. tour with JUDAS PRIEST and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". An excerpt from the interview follows: Hairball John Radio Show: Geoff, I am trying ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says They're 'Halfway Done' Recording New Album

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: When you first wrote "Operation: Mindcrime", did you ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE Tonight

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be the featured guest on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone", airing tonight (Feb. 4) between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. Thorpe is expected to discuss the return of drummer Larry Howe, the group's new DVD, upcoming album, and touring plans. Listen ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Recording Shows For Upcoming DVD

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to The Saratogian about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". According to Tate, the band's current tour is an introduction to the new album — a 15-year later outlook. ...

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TIGERTAILZ To Reissue Early Classics Through SANCTUARY

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, have secured a record deal with Sanctuary Records for the reissue of their classic "Bezerk" and "Banzai" albums. The release dates are scheduled for May/June this year and both albums will have new artwork done ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Says 'Mindcrime II' Will Be More Experimental Than Predecessor

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to Bergen.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The question-and-answer session follows: Bergen.com: Seventeen years is a long time to wait for a sequel. Why didn't you make ...

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POWER QUEST Sign With MAJESTIC ROCK

Majestic Rock has announced the signing of multi-national melodic power rockers POWER QUEST to their ever-growing family of artists. The deal covers the release of their forthcoming album, "Magic Never Dies" — the follow-up to their successful sophomore effort, "Neverworld" — in Europe. The band return to Thin Ice studios next week to continue work ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Drummer LARRY HOWE Returns To The Fold

San Francisco Bay Area power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been rejoined by drummer Larry Howe, according to a posting on the group's web site. An interview with Howe and VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe discussing Larry's return to the fold and what VICIOUS RUMORS have planned for 2005 will be posted on the band's site ...

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LEATHERWOLF: More Information Revealed About Vocalist Search

More information has been released regarding LEATHERWOLF's singer search following the recent departure of RACER X frontman Jeff Martin. The California-based band "are looking for someone with the right experience, energy, dedication and stage presence," the group write on their web site. "Vocally you must be able to sing all of the Michael Olivieri songs ...

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LEATHERWOLF Looking For Vocalist

California metal merchants LEATHERWOLF are currently in the studio working on their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready". After tracking a three-song demo with RACER X frontman Jeff Martin earlier in the year, the band are again looking for a suitable vocalist to complete the new recording. Interested parties (no Geoff Tate clones, please!) ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's ROCKENFIELD Releases 'Operation: Mindcrime' Commemorative Snare Drums

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, founder and owner of RockenWraps.com, has released a small number of limited edition "Operation: Mindcrime" commemorative snare drums, for sale exclusively at Queensryche.com. Each drum is hand made by Scott himself. Each snare comes complete with: - 14" 10-PLY 100% ALL MAPLE SHELL, with precision cut bearing edges - RockenWraps very ...

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TIGERTAILZ: A Tiger With Two Tailz

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, reformed in 2003…and 2004. Now two bands are laying claim to the title and both are recording new albums. TIGERTAILZ Version I – reformed 2003: Steevi Jaimz - Vocals Darayus Kaye - Guitar Marcus Thurston ...

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