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Formed: 1980
From: Seattle, WA, United States
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Latest Queensryche News

Below is our complete Queensryche 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Queensryche Reveals New Album Artwork

American progressive heavy metal veterans Queensryche has revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming new studio album, "Dedicated To Chaos," which will be released through Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records on June 28th. You can check it out below. This will be the band's first album since 2009's, "American Soldier" and marks the thirtieth anniversary of the group. More...

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Queensryche Announces New Album Release Date

Progressive heavy metal outfit Queensryche has announced that the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Dedicated To Chaos," will be released in North America on June 28th through Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud. This will be the band's twelfth studio album and the first since 2009's, "American Soldier."

Queensryche's Geoff Tate also recently appeared on a rock and metal tribute album to Frank Sinatra titled "SIN-Atra." Details are available here.

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Lineup Announced For Sinatra Covers Album

What would timeless songs like “New York, New York,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” and “Fly Me To The Moon” sound like cranked out of Marshall stacks, crooned by members of Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Anthrax, Mr. Big, or Queensrÿche? This can now be experienced on "SIN-Atra," a brand new album to be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment on March 29th, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:

1. New York, New York - Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad)
2. I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
3. Summerwind - Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
4. It Was A Very Good Year - Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
5. Witchcraft - Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth)
6. Fly Me To The Moon - Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
7. Lady Is A Tramp - Eric Martin (Mr. Big)
8. Strangers In The Night - Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
9. High Hopes - Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway)
10. I’ve Got The World On A String - dUg Pinnick (King’s X)
11. Love And Marriage - Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)
12. That’s Life - Jani Lane (Warrant)

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Judas Priest Announces U.K. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Judas Priest has announced a series of headlining shows in the United Kingdom, as part of their Epitaph tour, which is being billed as their farewell trek. Joining them on the tour will be American progressive rock veterans Queensryche and up and comers Rival Sons.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 15 - Newport Centre - Newport, UK
July 16 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK
July 17 - The Dome - Doncaster, UK
July 19 - SECC - Glasgow, Scotland
July 20 - Metro Arena - Newcastle, UK
July 21 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
July 24 - BIC - Bournemouth, UK

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Queensryche Signs To Roadrunner Records

American progressive heavy metal legends Queensryche has announced that they have signed a new deal with Roadrunner Records. The band are currently working on a new studio album. Speaking on the record, drummer Scott Rockenfeld said:

"Geoff (Tate) and I have really spent a lot of time together redesigning the Queensrÿche thing, which you’re going to love. It’s huge rock but with a great dance vibe to it, real modern dance. It’s kind of like Rage (For Order) through a time tunnel, bringing it into the now. There are a lot of electronic elements to it. It’s a big rock thing that is going to have a lot of color to it - it’s good and really intense."

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Queensryche Reveals "Empire" Re-Issue Details

Legendary progressive metallers Queensryche have revealed details regarding the band's upcoming re-release of the band's classic album "Empire." The re-issue set is to include two audio CDs, five postscards and a full sized flip out poster. "Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition" is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Capitol/EMI Records.

"Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition" tracklisting:
Disc 1 (original CD remastered with bonus tracks from 2003 reissue):
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?
Bonus tracks:
12. Last Time In Paris
13. Scarborough Fair
14. Dirty Lil Secret

Disc 2 (live tracks recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on November 15, 1990):
1. Resistance
2. Walk In The Shadows
3. Best I Can
4. The Thin Line
5. Jet City Woman
6. Empire
7. Roads To Madness
8. Take Hold Of The Flame
9. Silent Lucidity
10. Hand On Heart

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Queensryche Vocalist Announces New Bottle Signings

Geoff Tate, vocalist of the legendary progressive metal act Queensryche, has announced two additional bottle signings in his tour promoting the launch of his new wine brand "Insania Wines."
The two new dates are set to take place in Houston, Texas and Addison, Texas.

August 6
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Specs Warehouse
2410 Smith Street
Houston, Texas

August 9
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Centennial Fine Wines & Liquors
15055 Inwood
Addison, Texas

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Queensryche Vocalist Schedules Bottle Signing

Geoff Tate, vocalist of the iconic progressive metal act Queensryche, has announced details regarding the upcoming "bottle signing" in support of Tate's new line of wines called "Insania."

The bottle signing is set to take place on wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at the Wine Exchange located at 2368 N. Tustin in Orange, California.

Geoff Tate commented by saying:
"Wine has been an important part of my life and the creation of 'Insania' is yet another avenue to express my creativity and give my fans something more they can enjoy. I hope to keep producing wine as long as I enjoy drinking it… and that's likely going to be for a very long time."

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Queensryche Announces New Cabaret Tour Dates

Progressive metal legends Queensryche have just announced a new batch of dates for their "Queensryche Cabaret" Tour. The tour, which features the band playing alongside go-go dancers, burlesque dancers, drag queens, a juggler, ballet dancers, trapeze artists and a contortionist, has been and is making newly added stops across the United States.

The band describes the shows as being "Teatro ZinZanni meets Cirque du Soleil."

The band also commented by saying: "What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play! Those who attend the Queensrÿche Cabaret will have the option of just sitting back and enjoying the music and theatrics or actually being a part of the elaborate stage show! Prior written consent will be required as it won't be for the faint of heart... It'll be sights and sounds coming at you from all angles like never before!"

New dates include:
Jul. 22 - Anaheim, California - The Grove
Jul. 23 - Los Angeles, California - Club Nokia
Jul. 24 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Crown Theater
Jul. 25 - San Francisco, California - Regency Ballroom
Aug. 05 - New Orleans, Louisiana - House Of Blues
Aug. 06 - Houston, Texas - House Of Blues
Aug. 07 - San Antonio, Texas - Backstage Live
Aug. 08 - Dallas, Texas - House Of Blues
Aug. 18 - Asbury Park, NJ - Paramount Theatre
Oct. 28 - Kansas City, Missouri - Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah's
Oct. 29 - Chicago, Illinois - House of Blues
Oct. 30 - Mount Pleasant, Michigan - Soaring Eagle Casino

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Ozzy, Slash And More Remember Ronnie Dio

As the tragic news of the death of heavy metal cornerstone Ronnie James Dio is sinking into the hearts of fans, many other musicians in the field of heavy metal and hard rock have posted messages online remembering the man and his music. Some more of which include the likes of Anthrax, Slash and even Dios Black Sabbath predacessor Ozzy Osbourne.

Ozzy Osbourne - "Rest in peace Ronnie"

Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N' Roses): "Ronnie died at 7:45am this morning, but his music will live for eternity."

Anthrax: "Dio, Italian for God. Words won't do the man justice so we won't even try. Horns up always!"

Sebastian Bach: "Crying right now in remembrance of my hero and friend Ronnie James Dio. Dio died this morning and he was a major, major part of my life. I got to do shows with him and work with him and I loved Dio my whole life. Thanks so much the world has lost one of the best. Your last album was your best. Of course" More...

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Halcyon Way Announces New Album Cover Artist

Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way have confirmed that artist Travis Smith will be creating the artwork for the upcoming album.

Travis Smith is a world renowned artist whose artwork has been featured on album covers, t-shirts and movie posters. He has worked with many well known acts such as Amorphis, Devin Townsend, Metallica, Nevermore, Opeth and Slayer.

The new release is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut by the band, "A Manifesto For Domination." It features the debut of new vocalist Steve Braun (Ashent, Siloam) , as well as a guest appearance by Pamela Moore of Queensryche fame.

The album was produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot) and guitarist Jon Bodan. Drums were engineered by Mike Froedge (doubleDrive, Bloodsimple, Speed X) at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta. Lammert is mixing the album at his studio, LSD-Tonstudio in Germany.

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Primal Fear Updates Tour Schedule

PRIMAL FEAR has updated their world tour dates. Here are the latest dtes:

06.03.2010 GER - Esslingen - Komma / Rock For One World
26.03.2010 LUX - Moutfort - Kulturzentrum
07.04.2010 SWE - Gävle - Maxim
08.04.2010 SWE - Sweden Rock Cruise
20.05.2010 USA - New York, NY @ Gramercy
21.05.2010 USA - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
22.05.2010 USA - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
23.05.2010 CAN - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
24.05.2010 CAN - Toronto @ Opera House
26.05.2010 USA - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
27.05.2010 USA - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
28.05.2010 USA - Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
29.05.2010 USA - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
30.05.2010 USA - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
01.06.2010 USA - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
03.06.2010 USA - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04.06.2010 USA - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
05.06.2010 USA - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
06.06.2010 USA - Santa Ana, Ca @ Galaxy Theatre
08.06.2010 USA - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
09.06.2010 USA - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.'s
10.06.2010 USA - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12.06.2010 USA - Houston, TX @ Meridian
13.06.2010 USA - Austin, TX @ Emo's
19.06.2010 F - Clisson - Hellfest Open Air
16.07.2009 t.b.a.
17.07.2010 CZ - Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
06/07.08.2010 GER - Wacken - Open Air

US dates will feature Pamela Moore (QUEENSRYCHE's "Operation Mindcrime" singer) as special guest.

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Queensryche Begins Work On New Album

In a recent message posted online, progressive metal band Queensryche revealed that they have started work on their next studio album. The message reads as follows:

"Two big new rumors to pass along today. The first is that the band has already begun work on their new album, and get this, it’s nearly done being written. No word on a direction, theme or possible release date.. but nonetheless, all those details are being worked on as we speak.

"But as we wait for more information on the new album, rumors of a spring/summer tour are starting to heat up. What we can tell you is that due to the success of the two cabaret shows in Seattle, the band has decided to take it on the road. No dates to announce just yet, look for those soon."

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Halcyon Way Completes Recording New Album

Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way has completed the tracking for their new CD, to be released in late Spring through Nightmare Records.

The album was produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot) and guitarist Jon Bodan. Drums were engineered by Mike Froedge (doubleDrive, Bloodsimple, Speed X) at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta. Lammert is mixing the album at his studio, LSD-Tonstudio in Germany. The new release is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut by the band, "A Manifesto For Domination." It features the debut of new vocalist Steve Braun (Ashent, Siloam), as well as a guest appearance by Pamela Moore of Queensryche fame. More...

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Halcyon Way Parts Ways with Vocalist, Sean Shields

The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music.

"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record," said Steve. More...

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Queensryche Seeking Military Fan's Family Photos

Queensrÿche has issued the following statement about seeking family photos from fans in the military for an upcoming music video:

"Submit your photo to be included in a Queensrÿche video and you will be entered to win an ESP LTD Michael Wilton signature series guitar signed by Queensrÿche. Queensrÿche's touching ballad ‘Home Again’ from their latest album American Soldier has really struck a chord with the military community and now the band wants your help making a video. Queensrÿche is asking members of the military to submit pictures of themselves with their families to be featured in the upcoming music video for the song ‘Home Again.’

"Photos can be uploaded from 7/14/09 - 7/26/09. One grand prize winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. No purchase necessary. To read the official rules, click here. More...

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Queensryche Australian Tour Support Announced

Conducting a world tour on the back of their latest release, “American Soldier,” Queensrÿche has included Australia on its itinerary and will perform what will be known as Extended Suites: Rage For Order/American Soldier/Empire.

The support acts for the upcoming Queensrÿche tour have also been announced and they are:

Perth - 27th August - Capitol (over 18) w/ Voyager (WA), Darker Half (NSW)
Brisbane - 29 th August - HI FI Bar ( over 18) w/ Arcane (Qld), Darker Half (NSW)
Melbourne - 30 th August - BIllboards (over 18) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)
Sydney - 31st August - Metro Theatre (All Ages) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)

Tickets are now available from www.JustSayRock.com.au and Ticketek (Perth, Melbourne and Sydney).

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Live Video Of Queensryche Available Online

Bloodbath.ro has posted a new live video clip online of Queensrÿche performing the song "Empire" in Bucharest, Romania on June 28th. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Queensryche Announces North American Tour

Queensryche has announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of their latest studio album, "American Soldier."

The tour dates are as follows:

October 28 - Columbus, Ohio - Newport Music Hall
October 29 - Indianapolis, Indiana - The Vogue
October 30 - Ft. Wayne, Indiana - Pierres
October 31 - St Louis, Missouri - The Pageant
November 1 - Joliet, Illinois - Rialto Square Theatre
November 2 - Fargo, North Dakota - The Venue
November 4 - Missoula, Montana - Wilma Theater
November 5 - Spokane, Washington - Knitting Factory
November 6 - Boise, Idaho - Knitting Factory
November 7 - Stateline, Nevada - Harrahs
November 10 - Houma, Loisiana - City Club
November 11 - Nashville, Tennessee - The Cannery
November 12 - Atlanta, Georgia - Masquerade
November 13 - Jacksonville, Florida - Plush
November 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Revolution

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Onslaught And More Added To Hard Rock Hell III

The third edition of the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales has added some more bands to the current bill. The event will now feature performances from British thrash metal legends Onslaught as well as Evile, Toxic Holocaust and Susperia. The festival will be held between December 4th - 6th in Prestatyn in North Wales.

The lineup is now as follows:


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