Tag Archives: Queensryche

Gig review: OPERATION: MINDCRIME (Geoff Tate) – Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, 14 January 2018

OPERATION: MINDCRIME - Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, 14 January 2018

I won’t bore you with the details of the acrimonious Queensryche break up and fall out that followed, but in summary after a court case in 2012/14 Geoff Tate is the only person that can perform the classic Operation Mindcrime … Continue reading

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Quick plays: REDLINE MESSIAH, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, SEVENTH WONDER

Redline Messiah

REDLINE MESSIAH Buzzbomd Records Redline Messiah hail from the Mid-West and are made up from a melting pot of Chicago and California punk and metal veterans. Having formed only last year, the band’s debut album is a punk laced melodic … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOONDANCE JAM – Walker, Minnesota, USA, 21-23 July 2016

CHICAGO - MOONDANCE JAM - July 2016

Considering the previous generation thought rock n roll was a passing fad, and given the pace of change in the industry, it is a substantial feat for any rock festival to reach a 25 year milestone. It is even more … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEENSRYCHE – Condition Human

QUEENSRYCHE - Condition Human

Century Media [Release date 02.10.15] Queensryche release their second studio album featuring former Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre just a couple of weeks after former vocalist Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindchrime released their latest album.  Coincidence or deliberate timing? Either … Continue reading

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News: SPOCK’S BEARD, QUEENSRYCHE, RORY GALLAGHER – Thursday 2 July 2015

Rory Gallagher

Queensryche will release their new album in October. AC/DC have added their music to streaming music services including Spotify and Apple. Spock’s Beard release their new album ‘The Oblivion Particle’ on Aug 21st on Inside Out. Sony have won a … Continue reading

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News: VINDICTIV, CONSTANCIA, JOURNEY – Monday 22 June 2015

Journey - Manchester MEN,23 May 2013

MelodicRock Records release the following two albums on July 10th. Vindictiv release ‘World Of Fear’ and feature Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) on vocals. Also out on the same day is Constancia’s new album ‘Final Curtain’. The band features Mikael Rosengren … Continue reading

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News: FISH, FALL OUT BOY, RANDY RHOADS – Wednesday 14 January 2015

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‘Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute’ is released on March 3rd via UDR Music. It features Gus G, Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), Bernie Torme, Rudy Sarzo, George Lynch and more. Kamelot have signed with Napalm Records who … Continue reading

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News: ULI JON ROTH, QUEENSRYCHE, DREAM THEATER – Friday 9 January 2015

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Edsel Records will release two box sets spanning the career of The Sound on 16th February. On February 10th ‘Journey: The Frontiers Tour’ is released in the US on CD. The show was recorded on July 21st 1983 at the … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL 8 – Pwllheli, 13-14 November 2014

HARD ROCK HELL - Pwllheli, 13-14 November 2014

Simon Dunkerley writes: The time has come to rally the HRH tribe for the last time this year to yet another sold out celebration of all things rock with a lineup that has so many great names both old and … Continue reading

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Album review: SHADES OF REMEMBERANCE – Veil

   Burn All Records [Release Date: 26.04.13] Ohio’s Shades Of Remembrance are metal band with proggy leanings on an album that straddles both genres rather than fuses the two. ‘Veil’ duly delivers enough speed, intensity, resolute playing and dark themes to … Continue reading

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Gig Review: QUEENSRYCHE – Islington Academy, 12 October 2013

Queensryche are the benchmark against which any progressive metal band must measure themselves. But they’ve had troubled times. Recent albums have sold poorly and last year, front man Geoff Tate was unceremoniously dumped after a back stage bust up. Tate … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEENSRYCHE – Queensryche

Century Media – [Release Date 24.06.13] There are undoubtedly many lessons one can learn in life, but the one I believe in most is not taking anything for granted, including in music. Take Seattle Prog Metallers Queensryche, for instance: if … Continue reading

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Album review: HEADLESS – Growing Apart

Lion Music www.lionmusic.com A new band with some familiar names, the most notable being Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield. Then on vocals we have Goran Edman (Malmsteen/Covered Call) and the band is the idea of Italian guitarists Walter Cianciusi and Dario … Continue reading

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HARM – The Nine

Frostbyte This metal/grunge combo Harm hail from Southern Ontario, Canada. They’ve been around since 2003, but this is only their second outing. Released in their homeland and bits of Europe in 2009, the follow up now gets a full international … Continue reading

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GEOFF TATE – Kings & Thieves

Inside Out www.insideout.de (Released 05.11.12) It has certainly been an eventful year for Geoff Tate after being dismissed by his former band Queensryche (be interesting to see how they progress as regards new material) and now he has a new … Continue reading

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HEKZ – Tabula Rasa

Bedford is not a natural hotbed of rock ‘n’ roll but this could change with HeKz, a young and talented band from said town. This four piece consist of vocalist Matt Young, guitarists Tom Smith and Al Beveridge and drummer … Continue reading

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