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New Music out Today, Vote for the Record of the Week

New Music out Today, Vote for the Record of the Week

This week sees new shit from Amon Amarth, August Burns Red, Palms and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times […]

Queensrÿche to Release New Studio Album in June

Queensrÿche to Release New Studio Album in June

Seattle rockers Queensrÿche have signed with Century Media and will release their new album June 11. The new disc will be the debut album from the current lineup of Todd La Torre (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitars), Parker Lundgren (guitars), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). The band premiered a snippet from a new song, […]

Photos: NAMM Metal Jam 2013

Photos: NAMM Metal Jam 2013

While a who’s who of the music industry was descending on California’s NAMM show last month, a pre-party on January 23 kicked off the whole event with Michael Angelo Batio performing followed by an all-star jam including members of Anthrax, Queensryche, Rising Force, Racer X, The Iron Maidens, Holy Grail, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Leatherwolf, […]

Review: Geoff Tate - Kings & Thieves

Review: Geoff Tate – Kings & Thieves

After splitting acrimoniously with his former Queensrÿche bandmates while on tour behind 2011’s much-maligned Dedicated to Chaos, singer Geoff Tate has not only struck out with his own new version of the band but also a new solo album. Sadly, on the latter, Tate isn’t exploiting his legendary pipes or prog-metal creativity. Kings & Thieves […]

Video: Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche and James Durbin Perform "Take Hold of the Flame" at Durbin's Wedding Reception

Video: Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche and James Durbin Perform “Take Hold of the Flame” at Durbin’s Wedding Reception

Former American Idol finalist and heavy-metal recording artist James Durbin got married earlier this month, and one of his idols, Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche, made a surprise appearance at the wedding reception, where the two ended up singing an impromptu duet on the Queensrÿche song “Take Hold of the Flame” together. A big fan of […]

Queensrÿche's Geoff Tate in Surprise Performance at James Durbin's Wedding; Launches Solo Acoustic Tour

Queensrÿche’s Geoff Tate in Surprise Performance at James Durbin’s Wedding; Launches Solo Acoustic Tour

Queensrÿche frontman Geoff Tate made a surprise appearance at American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin’s wedding reception on New Year’s Eve, launching into a duet with Durbin of “Take Hold of the Flame.” The song is a favorite of Durbin, who released his debut album—Memories of a Beautiful Disaster—last November, and his new bride […]

Video: Queensrÿche Perform With In This Moment's Maria Brink

Video: Queensrÿche Perform With In This Moment’s Maria Brink

Queensrÿche recently performed their classic album Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety aboard the ShipRocked 2011 cruise. For the song “Suite Sister Mary,” In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink—who is  featured in Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock issue and Hottest Chicks Calendar—joined the band onstage to appear as Sister Mary. You can now watch fan-shot […]

In This Moment's Maria Brink to Perform with Queensrÿche on ShipRocked Cruise

In This Moment’s Maria Brink to Perform with Queensrÿche on ShipRocked Cruise

Queensrÿche will be performing their 1988 concept album Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety aboard the ShipRocked cruise, with In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink performing the role of Sister Mary, previously voiced by Pamela Moore. Brink, who will also be performing with In This Moment on the cruise, spoke of her joy at being asked […]

Hinder Join ShipRocked Lineup

Hinder Join ShipRocked Lineup

Hard rockers Hinder have joined the lineup for this year’s ShipRocked cruise. The event gives fans the opportunity to sail the high seas while listening to non-stop music, in addition to enjoying theme nights and artist-hosted events. Already signed up for the cruise are Queensrÿche, Hellyeah, In This Moment, Another Animal, Filter, Candlebox, Buckcherry, Living […]

Queensryche’s Geoff Tate and Michael Wilton Talk About “Empire”

Earlier this month, prog-metal heavyweights Queensrÿche re-released their 1990 album, Empire (Capitol/EMI), with bonus tracks and a live recording of a concert they played around that time in London. The record contained the the Top 10 single “Silent Lucidity,” featuring a string arrangement by Michael Kamen (of Metallica and Pink Floyd fame), which pretty much made the Seattle band ubiquitous until grunge happened. Here, vocalist Geoff Tate and guitarist Michael Wilton reflect on the album.