Origin: Seattle, WA, USA
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Queensryche  


Queensryche is one of the three cornerstone bands that have provided the basis for modern progressive metal, their more melodic metal stance balanced by the technical wizardry of Dream Theater, with Fates Warning in between the two. A case of a band living up to the hype, their 1983 debut self-released EP found its way to Kerrang! magazine, who immediately proclaimed the Seattle band The Next Big Thing. Signed to a major label, their full-length debut The Warning, released a year later, put the band on the map, but it would be 1988's Operation: Mindcrime that would forever be known as their crowning moment, one of the most well-known and popular concept albums of all time. For better and worse, though, the succeeding years for Queensryche have been a mixed bag. Their refusal to rehash Mindcrime on subsequent releases is in one sense admirable, but in another sense has resulted in disappointment amongst some fans who haven't embraced the mellower and more experimental tendencies of their later albums.

In recent years the band has meandered, and under the surface there seemed to be tension between vocalist Geoff Tate and the other members. This tension boiled over in 2012, first when most of the rest of the band formed a new group called Rising West, hired a lead vocalist (Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory), and briefly toured playing mostly old Queensryche songs while Tate pressed on with solo work. Finally, the band made it official by relieving Tate of his Ryche duties and promoting La Torre as his replacement. Tate responded by forming his own band and suing for the right to name the band Queensryche. As of this righting, both factions have temporarily been granted the rights to the name pending a court date set for November 2013. Tate's band has released a new album, Frequency Unknown, while the La Torre band has its album set for a late June release. Until matters are sorted out, both bands will be featured here. arrangement.

Current Members

Todd La Torre

vocals (Crimson Glory)

Mike Stone

guitars

Michael Wilton

guitars (Soulbender)

Eddie Jackson

bass

Scott Rockenfield

drums

Former Members/Guests

Geoff Tate

vocals

Chris DeGarmo

guitars

Kelly Gray

guitars

(various guests)

other (Ayreon)


Discography



(EP) Queensryche 
1983 EMI
  1. Queen Of The Reich
  2. Nightrider
  3. Blinded
  4. The Lady Wore Black
  5. Prophecy
  • Geoff Tate
  • Chris DeGarmo
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




The Warning 
1984 EMI
  1. Warning
  2. En Force
  3. Deliverance
  4. No Sanctuary
  5. NM 156
  6. Take Hold of the Flame
  7. Before the Storm
  8. Child of Fire
  9. Roads to Madness
  • Geoff Tate
  • Chris DeGarmo
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield
1984 Internet Top Ten album




Rage For Order 
1986 EMI
  1. the Shadows
  2. I Dream in Infrared
  3. The Whisper
  4. Gonna Get Close to You
  5. The Killing Words
  6. Surgical Strike
  7. Neue Regel
  8. Chemical Youth
  9. London
  10. Screaming in Digital
  11. I Will Remember
  • Geoff Tate
  • Chris DeGarmo
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield
1986 Internet Top Ten album




Operation: Mindcrime 
1988 EMI
  1. I Remember Now
  2. Anarchy-X
  3. Revolution Calling
  4. Operation: Mindcrime
  5. Speak
  6. Spreading The Disease
  7. The Mission
  8. Suite Sister Mary
  9. The Needle Lies
  10. Electric Requiem
  11. Breaking The Silence
  12. I Don't Believe In Love
  13. Waiting For 22
  14. My Empty Room
  15. Eyes Of A Stranger
  • Geoff Tate
  • Chris DeGarmo
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield
1988 Internet Top Ten album




Empire 
1990 EMI
  1. Best I Can
  2. The Thin Line
  3. Jet City Woman
  4. Della Brown
  5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
  6. Empire
  7. Resistance
  8. Silent Lucidity
  9. Hand on Heart
  10. One and Only
  11. Anybody Listening?
  • Geoff Tate
  • Chris DeGarmo
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield
1990 Internet Top Ten album




Promised Land 
1994 EMI
  1. am
  2. I Am I
  3. Damaged
  4. Out of Mind
  5. Bridge
  6. Promised Land
  7. Dis Con
  8. Nec Ted
  9. Lady Jane
  10. My Global Mind
  11. One More Time
  12. Someone Else?
  • Geoff Tate
  • Chris DeGarmo
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




Hear In The Now Frontier 
1997 EMI
  1. Sign of the Times
  2. Cuckoo's Nest
  3. Get a Life
  4. Inside
  5. Some People Fly
  6. Saved
  7. You
  8. Hero
  9. Miles Away
  10. Reach
  11. All I Want
  12. Hit the Black
  13. Anytime, Anywhere
  14. sp00L
  • Geoff Tate
  • Chris DeGarmo
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




Q2K 
1999 EMI
  1. Falling Down
  2. Sacred Ground
  3. One Life
  4. When the Rain Comes
  5. How Could I
  6. Beside You
  7. Liquid Sky
  8. Breakdown
  9. Burning Man
  10. Wot Kinda Man
  11. Right Side of My Mind
  • Geoff Tate
  • Kelly Gray
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




Greatest Hits  COMPILATION
2000 EMI
  1. Queen Of The Reich
  2. The Lady Wore Black
  3. Warning
  4. Take Hold Of The Flame
  5. Walk In The Shadows
  6. I Dream In Infrared
  7. I Don't Believe In Love
  8. Eyes Of A Stranger
  9. Jet City Woman
  10. Empire
  11. Silent Lucidity
  12. I Am I
  13. Bridge
  14. Sign Of The Times
  15. Chasing Blue Sky
  16. Someone Else?




Live Evolution  LIVE
2001 Sanctuary
  1. NM 156 Reich
  2. Walk In The Shadows
  3. Roads To Madness
  4. The Lady Wore Black
  5. London
  6. Screaming In Digital
  7. Take Hold Of The Flame
  8. Queen Of The Reich
  9. I Remember Now
  10. Anarchy X
  11. Revolution Calling
  12. Spreading The Disease
  13. Electric Requiem
  14. Mission
  15. Suite Sister Mary
  16. I Don't Believe In Love
  17. My Empty Room
  18. Eyes Of A Stranger
  19. I Am I
  20. Damaged
  21. Empire
  22. Silent Lucidity
  23. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
  24. Jet City Woman
  25. Liquid Sky
  26. Sacred Ground
  27. Breakdown
  28. Falling Down
  29. The Right Side Of My Mind
  30. Hit The Black
  • Geoff Tate
  • Kelly Gray
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




Live Evolution 
2001 Sanctuary

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Tribe 
2003 Sanctuary
  1. Open
  2. Losing Myself
  3. Desert Dance
  4. Falling Behind
  5. The Great Divide
  6. Rhythm of Hope
  7. Tribe
  8. Blood
  9. The Art of Life
  10. Doin' Fine
  • Geoff Tate
  • Chris DeGarmo
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




The Art Of Live  LIVE
2004 Sanctuary
  1. Tribe
  2. Sign Of The Times
  3. Open
  4. Losing Myself
  5. Desert Dance
  6. Great Divide
  7. Rhythm Of Hope
  8. My Global Mind
  9. Roads To Madness
  10. Della Brown
  11. Anybody Listening
  12. Breaking The Silence
  13. The Needle Lies
  14. Best I Can
  • Geoff Tate
  • Mike Stone
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




The Art Of Live 
2004 Sanctuary




Operation: Mindcrime II 
2006 Rhino
  1. Freiheit Ouvertüre
  2. Convict
  3. I'm American
  4. One Foot in Hell
  5. Hostage
  6. The Hands
  7. Speed of Light
  8. Signs Say Go
  9. Re-Arrange You
  10. The Chase
  11. A Murderer?
  12. Circles
  13. If I Could Change It All
  14. An Intentional Confrontation
  15. A Junkie's Blues
  16. Fear City Slide
  17. All the Promises
  • Geoff Tate
  • Mike Stone
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




Mindcrime At The Moore  LIVE
2007
  1. I Remember Now
  2. Anarchy - X
  3. Revolution Calling
  4. Operation: Mindcrime
  5. Speak
  6. Spreading The Disease
  7. The Mission
  8. Suite Sister Mary
  9. The Needle Lies
  10. Electric Requiem
  11. Breaking The Silence
  12. I Don't Believe In Love
  13. Waiting For 22
  14. My Empty Room
  15. Eyes Of A Stranger
  • Geoff Tate
  • Mike Stone
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




Mindcrime At The Moore 
2007




Take Cover 
2007
  1. Welcome to the Machine
  2. Heaven on Their Minds
  3. Almost Cut My Hair
  4. For What It's Worth
  5. For The Love of Money
  6. Innuendo
  7. Neon Knights
  8. Synchronicity II
  9. Red Rain
  10. Odissea
  11. Bullet the Blue Sky (Live)
  • Geoff Tate
  • Mike Stone
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



American Soldier 
2009 Rhino
  1. Sliver
  2. Unafraid
  3. Hundred Mile Stare
  4. At 30,000 Ft.
  5. A Dead Man's Words
  6. The Killer
  7. Middle Of Hell
  8. If I Were King
  9. Man Down!
  10. Remember Me
  11. Home Again
  12. The Voice
  • Geoff Tate
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground 



Dedicated To Chaos 
2011 Roadrunner
  1. Get Started
  2. Hot Spot Junkie
  3. Got It Bad
  4. Around the World
  5. Higher
  6. Retail Therapy
  7. At the Edge
  8. Drive
  9. Wot We Do
  10. I Take You
  11. The Lie
  12. Big Noize
  • Geoff Tate
  • Michael Wilton
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Scott Rockenfield




Frequency Unkwown 
2013 Cleopatra
  1. Cold
  2. Dare
  3. Give It to You
  4. Slave
  5. In the Hands of God
  6. Running Backwards
  7. Life Without You
  8. Everything
  9. Fallen
  10. The Weight of the World
  11. I Don't Believe In Love (bonus)
  12. Empire (bonus)
  13. Jet City Woman (bonus)
  14. Silent Lucidity (bonus)
  • Geoff Tate
  • (various guests)


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