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Q5

Formed: 1983
From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Q5 News

Below is our complete Q5 news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Q5 Is "A Prisoner Of Mind"

U.S. hard rock act Q5 is streaming the new song "A Prisoner of Mind." The song is another new cut from the return album “New World Order” - the first in 30 years - which drops via Frontiers Records on July 8th. You can pre-order the album now on both Amazon.com: here and iTunes: here.

The track list for “New World Order” is:

1. We Came Here To Rock (song streaming here)
2. One Night In Hellas
3. The Right Way
4. New World Order
5. Tear Up The Night
6. Halfway To Hell (song streaming here)
7. A Prisoner Of Mind
8. Unrequited (A Woman Of Darkness And Steel)
9. Just One Kiss
10. Fear Is The Killer
11. Land Of The Setting Sun
12. A Warrior’s Song
13. Mach Opus 206 (Instrumental)
14. Get Next To You (Bonus Track)

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Q5 Streams New Song "We Came Here To Rock"

Pacific Northwest hard rock act Q5 is streaming another new song. Check out "We Came Here To Rock" in the player below. The song is featured on the new album “New World Order” - the band's first album in 30 years. The album drops via Frontiers Records on July 8th. You can pre-order the album now on both Amazon.com: here and iTunes: here.

The track list for “New World Order” is:

1. We Came Here To Rock
2. One Night In Hellas
3. The Right Way
4. New World Order
5. Tear Up The Night
6. Halfway To Hell (song streaming here)
7. A Prisoner Of Mind
8. Unrequited (A Woman Of Darkness And Steel)
9. Just One Kiss
10. Fear Is The Killer
11. Land Of The Setting Sun
12. A Warrior’s Song
13. Mach Opus 206 (Instrumental)
14. Get Next To You (Bonus Track)

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Q5 Is "Halfway To Hell"

Pacific Northwest hard rock act Q5 is streaming the new track "Halfway to Hell." The song appears on the new album “New World Order” - the first album in 30 years - on July 8th. You can pre-order the album now on both Amazon.com: here and iTunes: here.

The track list for “New World Order” is:

1. We Came Here To Rock
2. One Night In Hellas
3. The Right Way
4. New World Order
5. Tear Up The Night
6. Halfway To Hell
7. A Prisoner Of Mind
8. Unrequited (A Woman Of Darkness And Steel)
9. Just One Kiss
10. Fear Is The Killer
11. Land Of The Setting Sun
12. A Warrior’s Song
13. Mach Opus 206 (Instrumental)
14. Get Next To You (Bonus Track)

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Q5 To Launch "New World Order"

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the anticipated third album from Q5, entitled “New World Order” on July 8th. You can pre-order the album now on both Amazon.com: here and iTunes: here.

Q5 was formed in 1983, comprised of members of two popular Seattle bands: vocalist Jonathan K and guitarist (plus famous guitar tremolo inventor) Floyd Rose from The C.O.R.E. and Rick Pierce (guitar), Evan Sheeley (bass) and Gary Thompson (drums) from TKO. The band released its first album, "Steel The Light" (on Music for Nations) in 1984, receiving immediate worldwide critical acclaim, and landing them touring spots with Twisted Sister, Y&T and Lita Ford. The success of "Steel The Light" led them to eventually sign with Polygram/Squawk for their 1985 sophomore release, "When the Mirror Cracks". Due to personal differences, the original lineup dissolved shortly after this release.

In 2014, Q5 was asked to perform at Sweden Rock Festival, a performance that the band had agreed would be a "one off" show, but at the completion of the performance, it was obvious that this was not an ending, but merely a beginning. Upon returning to Seattle, The band secured drummer Jeffrey McCormack (former Heir Apparent, Fifth Angel) and guitarist Kendall Bechtel (former Fifth Angel) and began rehearsing formally as "Q5". The band's relaunch debuted at the ROCK You To HELL Festival in Athens, Greece followed by a headlining performance in Cyprus. The band then returned to Seattle to begin work on music for a new album. Kendall Bechtel, however, was unable to stay with the band due to personal reasons, so the band secured guitar virtuoso Dennis Turner to complete the lineup. More...

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Q5 Signs With Frontiers Records, New LP In 2016

Frontiers Music Srl is proud to welcomes Q5 to the label. The band is slated to release the long awaited third studio album in early 2016.

Q5 was formed in 1983 by members of two popular Seattle bands: vocalist Jonathan K and guitarist (famous guitar tremolo inventor) Floyd Rose from The C.O.R.E. and Rick Pierce (guitar), Evan Sheeley (Bass) and Gary Thompson (drums) from TKO. Q5 released its first album, "Steel the Light" in 1984, receiving immediate critical acclaim, and landing them tours with Twisted Sister, Y&T and Lita Ford. The success of "Steel the Light" led them to eventually sign with Polygram/Squawk for their 1985 sophomore release "When the Mirror Cracks," but due to personal differences, the original lineup dissolved shortly after this release.

In 1991, Jonathan K and Rick Pierce started a new project called Nightshade with drummer Jeffrey McCormack and bassist Anthony Magnelli and released their first album, "Dead of the Night." The album was partially comprised of material that was to be the third Q5 release, and it received worldwide critical acclaim. In 2009, when Nightshade was slated to perform at the Headbangers Open Air Festivalin Germany, with Evan Sheeley on bass, the promoters asked if they would perform a second set as Q5 and the band agreed to do it. The fans response was overwhelming to say the least.

In 2014, Q5 was asked to perform at Sweden Rock Festival, a performance that the band had agreed would be a "one off" show, but at the completion of the performance, it was obvious that this was not an ending, but merely a beginning. Upon returning to Seattle, the band secured drummer Jeffrey McCormack (former Heir Apparent, Fifth Angel) again, and guitar virtuoso Dennis Turner to complete the line-up. More...

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