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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE: 'You Definitely Don't Wanna End Your Days As A Bitter Person'

Metal Wani recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recent deaths of Lemmy and David Bowie, among others: Geoff: "Yeah, it's quite a shock, really. You know, it's another example ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Tour Europe This Summer

Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE will return to Europe this summer to promote their latest effort, "Condition Hüman", which was released last October via Century Media. Comments QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd LaTorre: "We are very much looking forward to returning back to Europe! The European rock and metal fans are perhaps some of the most passionate music ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Rules Out Doing Another DEVICE Album

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has ruled out doing any more albums with his industrial-flavored side project DEVICE, which released one CD in 2013 while DISTURBED was on hiatus. Asked by Cindy Scull of the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas radio station 97.1 The Eagle Rocks if DEVICE was over, Draiman said (hear audio below): "Yeah, that's something ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Video Footage Of Pompano Beach Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's February 27 performance at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Pompano Beach, Florida can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE hired Todd La Torre to replace Geoff Tate in 2012 and has released two albums with the ex-CRIMSON GLORY frontman: 2013's "Queensrÿche" and 2015's "Condition Hüman". QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton recently told The ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Performs In Nashville

Video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on February 23 at 12th & Porter in Nashville, Tennessee can be seen below. Joining Tate in OPERATION: MINDCRIME's current touring lineup are guitarists Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE) and Scott Moughton, drummer Scott Mercado (CANDLEBOX), bassist Tim Fernley (THE VOODOOS) ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Shares 'Crazy Tour Story' (Video)

Each episode of Digital Tour Bus's "Crazy Tour Stories" features a touring act giving you all the details about one or more wild things that have taken place while on tour. In this episode, which was filmed on September 26, 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois, QUEENSRŸCHE shares on crazy thing that happened while the group was ...

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GEOFF TATE Recalls Meeting DAVID BOWIE

In a brand new interview with Oregon Music News, former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate was asked for his thoughts on the passing of British art-rock icon David Bowie. He responded: "David Bowie was very inspirational to me growing up. 'Space Oddity' was the only track that I had heard ...

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AVANTASIA's 'Ghostlights' Enters German Chart At No. 2

"Ghostlights", the seventh studio album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has entered the German chart at position No. 2. Released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast, the twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Discusses 'Ghostlights' Concept (Video)

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project released its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. A new four-and-a-half-minute video clip in which Sammet discusses ...

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AVANTASIA: Entire 'Ghostlights' Album Available For Streaming; 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' Video Released

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. The entire "Ghostlights" album can now be streamed ...

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GEOFF TATE Says QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Frequency Unknown' Album Was Remixed Without His Involvement

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to Myglobalmind about the controversy surrounding "Frequency Unknown", the sole album he released under the QUEENSRŸCHE banner during a period while he was battling his former bandmates over the rights to the group's name. Regarding the decision by his then-record label Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records to make available "new ...

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GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Announces U.S. Tour

On February 3, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, will hit the road for over thirty dates on what will mark the group's first major U.S. tour of the year. This comes hot on the heels of OPERATION: MINDCRIME's extensive European tour in November and December that took them ...

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AVANTASIA: Official Lyric Video For 'Ghostlights' Title Track

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. The official lyric video for "Ghostlights" can be ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN May Work With TONY IOMMI Again

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and the band's former singer, Tony Martin, are among the musicians who attended the unveiling ceremony for a plaque honoring legendary drummer Cozy Powell (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, BLACK SABBATH, WHITESNAKE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on January 7 in Cirencester, England. Martin took to his Facebook page after the event to write: ...

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Former LEATHERWOLF Members Launch HAUNT OF JACKALS

Former LEATHERWOLF members Carey Howe and Geoff Gayer have teamed up with solo recording artist Wreck Ignition to form HAUNT OF JACKALS. HAUNT OF JACKALS began to take shape in 2015 after Howe and Gayer decided to launch a modern metal band which clearly showcased some of their newer hardcore metal influences. The duo teamed ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Performs In France

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on December 18 at Le Forum in Vauréal, France can be seen below. "The Key", the first album of an ambitious trilogy from OPERATION: MINDCRIME, sold around 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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AVANTASIA: Trailer For 'Ghostlights' Album Featuring Snippets Of Five New Songs

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. A new trailer for "Ghostlights" is available ...

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GEOFF TATE On Paris Terrorist Attacks: 'People That Engage In That Sort Of Behavior Should Be Eliminated'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate has commented on the events of November 13 in Paris, France, when more than 129 people were killed in seven coordinated terrorist attacks. The greatest number of deaths took place at the Bataclan, a French music venue where EAGLES OF DEATH METAL were performing when terrorists ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Hold A Grudge Against GEOFF TATE

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) was interviewed on a recent edition of "The Shoe With Miles Schuman", the Internet radio show hosted by 15-year-old Miles "The Shoe" Schuman. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Speaking about his current relationship with former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Performs In Croatia

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on December 6 at Vintage Industrial Bar in Zagreb, Croatia can be seen below. "The Key", the first album of an ambitious trilogy from OPERATION: MINDCRIME, sold around 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Performs In Warsaw

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on November 25 at Progresja Music Zone in Warsaw, Poland can be seen below. "The Key", the first album of an ambitious trilogy from OPERATION: MINDCRIME, sold around 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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