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Geoff Tate To Appear On Avantasia Album

Avantasia's 7th studio album "Ghostlights" will be released via Nuclear Blast in early 2016. After revealing the return of Jorn Lande, another guest star can be announced - Operation: Mindcrime (former Queensryche) vocalist Geoff Tate.

This news may be met with a somewhat less enthusiastic response considering how Operation: Mindcrime's new album "The Key" is being received overall (reviewed here).

Avantasia's Tobias comments: "I am proud to announce a very special guest today: Mr. Geoff Tate! I have been fortunate enough to meet many amazing classic metal vocalists. Whenever we've talked about our influence as vocalists the name Geoff Tate was brought up.

"Throughout his incredible career of more than 30 years Geoff has constantly explored new territory as an artist and vocalist, while he has always managed to maintain this distinctive signature vocal sound that makes him stand out.

"His contribution sounds nothing but amazing, and you will immediately know why the man had such a huge impact on vocalists and fans around the globe! Enchanting, unique, amazing, progressive in the purest sense of the word! Thank you for joing the Avamtasoa family, Geoff Tate!"

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Operation: Mindcrime Posts "Burn" Video

Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime just released a music video for "Burn," taken off his upcoming album "The Key." Check it out below.

"The Key" will be out on Frontiers Music srl this coming September 18, but Geoff Tate is already working on follow-up material. Tate says the second album in the trilogy is currently being mixed, while the third is "mostly written" and on track to be finished by October.

Their releases will be staggered with nine months to a year between them, but Tate wanted to record all three in the same time frame to make sure there was a flow and continuity to the story. The track listing for "The Key" is:

1. Choices
2. Burn
3. Re-Inventing The Future (streaming here)
4. Ready To Fly
5. Discussions In A Smoke Filled Room
6. Life or Death?
7. The Stranger
8. Hearing Voice
9. On Queue
10. An Ambush Of Sadness
11. Kicking In The Door
12. The Fall More...

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Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime Posts CD-Trailer

Operation: Mindcrime, the new band of former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate, is streaming an album trailer for the upcoming new album "The Key."

Check out the album preview now below.

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Century Media Offering Compilation Download

Century Media Records is currently offering a free download of the "Carnival of Sounds II" compilation, which can be found at this location. The digital sampler includes tracks from:

In Flames
Devin Townsend
Stealing Axion
7 Horns 7 Eyes
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Jeff Loomis
Destiny Potato
3 Inches of Blood
Iced Earth
Geoff Tate More...

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Geoff Tate Posts New Song

Geoff Tate has teamed up with UltimateClassicRock.com for the worldwide premiere of his new track, "Take A Bullet." This is the second song to be released from his upcoming solo album, "Kings & Thieves," due out on November 6th, 2012 on InsideOut Music.

Check out "Take A Bullet" through UltimeClassicRock right here.

The previously posted lyric video for "Dark Money" is still available at this location, and the full album's track listing is:

01. She Slipped Away
02. Take A Bullet
03. In The Dirt
04. Say U Luv It
05. The Way I Roll
06. Tomorrow
07. Evil
08. Dark Money
09. These Glory Days
10. Change
11. Waiting

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Geoff Tate Posts New Lyric Video

Former Queensryche member Geoff Tate has unveiled the lyric video for his new song "Dark Money." The politically-charged track is the first to be revealed from Tate's upcoming solo album "Kings & Thieves," due out November 6th, 2012 on InsideOut Music. Check out the clip below.

Geoff Tate will head out this month on a two-month tour in support of the album, including a two week Canadian run with Alice Cooper. Dates are available after the jump. The track listing for "Kings & Thieves" is as follows:

01. She Slipped Away
02. Take A Bullet
03. In The Dirt
04. Say U Luv It
05. The Way I Roll
06. Tomorrow
07. Evil
08. Dark Money
09. These Glory Days
10. Change
11. Waiting More...

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Geoff Tate Reveals New Album Artwork

Geoff Tate, the former voice of Queensryche, will release his second solo album, "Kings & Thieves," on November 6th, 2012 in North America. "Kings & Thieves" will be Tate's first solo album in more than a decade and his debut release for InsideOut Music. The cover artwork and track listing for the album have now been released and can be viewed below.

1. She Slipped Away
2. Take A Bullet
3. In The Dirt
4. Say U Luv It
5. The Way I Roll
6. Tomorrow
7. Evil
8. Dark Money
9. These Glory Days
10. Change
11. Waiting More...

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Geoff Tate Announces New Album Release

Geoff Tate will release his sophomore solo album on November 6th, 2012 in North America. Titled "Kings & Thieves," this will be Tate's first solo album in more than a decade and his debut release for InsideOut Music since splitting with Queensr├┐che.

"My goal with this record was to make a solid rock album," says Tate. "I wanted it to be an album that I could play live that would be both satisfying and fun, because, as a singer, you need to create a show that has a lot of dynamics to it and takes people on a ride." See below for Geoff Tate's current tour dates, including a 7-date Canadian run with metal legend Alice Cooper. More dates are constantly being added.

09/14/12 - Temecula, CA @ Wiens Family Cellar
10/17/12 - Newton, NJ @ Newton Theatre
10/18/12 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
10/19/12 - Rochester, NY @ The Montage Music Hall
10/20/12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/21/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ JC's Washington House
10/23/12 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/24/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
10/25/12 - Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
10/26/12 - Amityville, NY @ Ollie's
10/27/12 - Chesterfield, MI @ New York New York
10/28/12 - Akron, OH @ Ripper Owen's Tap House
10/29/12 - Akron, OH @ Ripper Owen's Tap House
10/31/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
11/01/12 - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
11/02/12 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
11/03/12 - Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgater's Grill
11/07/12 - Calgary, AB, Canada @ Southern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)
11/08/12 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada @ TCU Place (*with Alice Cooper)
11/09/12 - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada @ Mosaic Place (*with Alice Cooper)
11/11/12 - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada @ Medicine Hat Arena (*with Alice Cooper)
11/13/12 - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada @ Encana Events Centre (*with Alice Cooper)
11/14/12 - Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)
11/16/12 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (*with Alice Cooper)
11/21/12 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/23/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/24/12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/27/12 to 12/1/12 - Shiprocked

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Geoff Tate Signs With InsideOut Music

Geoff Tate, who recently split with Queensryche, has signed a worldwide recording contract with InsideOut Music.

"I'm very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music," says Tate of his multi-album deal. "They are very committed to progressive music and care deeply for their artists, working together with them to bring music lovers worldwide some of the most compelling rock music available."

The following press release was also issued by InsideOut:

"As the frontman of Queensryche, Geoff Tate has sold more than 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations. The band's landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust their unique social consciousness, expertly crafted lyrics and progressive style into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered the band to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles 'Silent Lucidity' and 'Jet City Woman.'

"By the time Queensryche released Promised Land in 1994, Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind progressive metal's most innovative force in mainstream music. Queensryche have released 12 studio albums, with one of their most overlooked gems being American Soldier in 2009, Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans." More...

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