History Music / Queensryche

17th Nov '16 5:40:22 PM teenalphabro
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** ''Operation: Mindcrime II'' returns to the Mindcrime story, and ends with [[spoiler]] the protagonist committing suicide [[/spoiler]]

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** ''Operation: Mindcrime II'' returns to the Mindcrime story, and ends with [[spoiler]] [[spoiler: the protagonist committing suicide [[/spoiler]]suicide]]
25th Oct '16 7:55:11 AM WhatArtThee
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** ''American Soldier'' is a very [[TearJerker sad, depressing]] album about war and experiences of it.

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** ''American Soldier'' is a very [[TearJerker sad, depressing]] depressing album about war and experiences of it.



* EpicRocking: "The Lady Wore Black", "Roads To Madness", "Suite Sister Mary", "Della Brown", "Anybody Listening?", "Promised Land", "The Right Side Of My Mind", "A Dead Man's Words".

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* EpicRocking: "The Lady Wore Black", "No Sanctuary", "Roads To Madness", "Suite Sister Mary", "Eyes of a Stranger", "Della Brown", "One and Only", "Anybody Listening?", "Promised Land", "The Right Side Of My Mind", "A Dead Man's Words".Words", "At The Edge", "Big Noize", "Just Us", "Condition Human".
25th Oct '16 7:17:52 AM WhatArtThee
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* DarkerAndEdgier:
** ''Operation: Mindcrime'' has a much poppier sound than the previous three, (Especially "Revolution Calling" and the title track) but lyrically, it's much darker, dealing with a recovering junkie who is brainwashed into an assasin, and deals with prostitution, suicide, and insanity.
** ''Promised Land'' is a very deep, moody, introspective album, dealing with the drawbacks of fame and success.
** ''Operation: Mindcrime II'' returns to the Mindcrime story, and ends with [[spoiler]] the protagonist committing suicide [[/spoiler]]
** ''American Soldier'' is a very [[TearJerker sad, depressing]] album about war and experiences of it.
** Their Self-titled 2013 album, actively promoted as being their heaviest album in years, continuing with ''Condition Human''.



* EpicRocking: "Roads To Madness", "Suite Sister Mary", "Della Brown", "Anybody Listening?", "Promised Land", "The Right Side Of My Mind", "A Dead Man's Words".

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* EpicRocking: "The Lady Wore Black", "Roads To Madness", "Suite Sister Mary", "Della Brown", "Anybody Listening?", "Promised Land", "The Right Side Of My Mind", "A Dead Man's Words".



* LighterAndSofter:
** ''Empire'', a mainstream pop-rock album, with the darker lyrics of Mindcrime giving way to straightforward songs about romance and other lighter themes, though dark songs still appear, like the TitleTrack.
** The trilogy of ''Hear In The Now Frontier'', ''Q2K'' and ''Tribe'', which go for an alt-rock sound



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Depends on the album. The EP is mostly a 7, with "Nightrider" and "Blinded" in particular close to an 8. ''Warning'' and ''Rage for Order'' are around a 5-6, ''Operation: Mindcrime'' is usually a 5-6, but with a few 7s ("Spreading the Disease", "Speak") ''Empire'' and ''Promised Land'' are 4-5, and the rest of their albums vary between levels 5 and 7.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Depends on the album. The EP is mostly a 7, with "Nightrider" and "Blinded" in particular close to an 8. ''Warning'' and ''Rage for Order'' are around a 5-6, ''Operation: Mindcrime'' is usually a 5-6, but with a few 7s ("Spreading the Disease", "Speak") ''Empire'' and ''Promised Land'' their '90s albums as well as "Tribe" are usually around a 4-5, and the rest of their albums vary between levels 5 and 7.a return to 6-7 from ''Operation Mindcrime II'' on.



* NewSoundAlbum: ''Rage for Order'' perhaps most obviously, ''Hear In The Now Frontier'' as a shift to a more "alternative" sound, and ''Dedicated To Chaos'', later, but not in a good way. Frankly, it could be argued that they pulled this every few albums or so: power metal (EP, "The Warning") to progressive (''Rage For Order'' and ''Mindcrime I'') to mainstream pop-metal (''Empire'') to conceptual hard rock (''Promised Land'') to an alternative rock sound (''Hear'', ''[=Q2K=]'', ''Tribe'') and finally back to progressive sounds (''Mindcrime II'' and ''American Soldier'') and...well, whatever '''Dedicated to Chaos'' is supposed to be.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Rage for Order'' perhaps most obviously, ''Hear In The Now Frontier'' as a shift to a more "alternative" sound, and ''Dedicated To Chaos'', later, but not in a good way. Frankly, it could be argued that they pulled this every few albums or so: power metal (EP, "The Warning") to progressive (''Rage For Order'' and ''Mindcrime I'') to mainstream pop-metal (''Empire'') to conceptual hard rock (''Promised Land'') to an alternative rock sound (''Hear'', ''[=Q2K=]'', ''Tribe'') and finally back to progressive sounds (''Mindcrime II'' and ''American Soldier'') and...well, whatever '''Dedicated to Chaos'' is supposed to be.be, and a return to their '80s sound (''Queensryche'', ''Condition Human'')
25th Oct '16 6:54:38 AM WhatArtThee
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* MetalScream: Early in their career, this was a frequent tool (as befitting an Music/IronMaiden clone); but it pretty much fell off after ''Empire''.

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* MetalScream: Early in their career, this was a frequent tool (as befitting an Music/IronMaiden clone); but it pretty much fell off after ''Empire''.''Operation: Mindcrime''.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 6 to 7, usually.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 6 Depends on the album. The EP is mostly a 7, with "Nightrider" and "Blinded" in particular close to 7, usually.an 8. ''Warning'' and ''Rage for Order'' are around a 5-6, ''Operation: Mindcrime'' is usually a 5-6, but with a few 7s ("Spreading the Disease", "Speak") ''Empire'' and ''Promised Land'' are 4-5, and the rest of their albums vary between levels 5 and 7.
9th Sep '16 6:40:00 AM MagBas
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Rage for Order'' perhaps most obviously, ''Hear In The Now Frontier'' as a shift to a more "alternative" sound, and ''Dedicated To Chaos'', later, but not in a good way. Frankly, it could be argued that they pulled this every few albums or so: power metal (EP, "The Warning") to progressive (''Rage For Order'' and ''Mindcrime I'') to mainstream pop-metal (''Empire'') to conceptual hard rock (''Promised Land'') to an alternative rock sound (''Hear'', ''[=Q2K=]'', ''Tribe'') and finally back to progressive sounds (''Mindcrime II'' and ''American Soldier'') and...well, [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible whatever '''Dedicated to Chaos'' is supposed to be]].

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Rage for Order'' perhaps most obviously, ''Hear In The Now Frontier'' as a shift to a more "alternative" sound, and ''Dedicated To Chaos'', later, but not in a good way. Frankly, it could be argued that they pulled this every few albums or so: power metal (EP, "The Warning") to progressive (''Rage For Order'' and ''Mindcrime I'') to mainstream pop-metal (''Empire'') to conceptual hard rock (''Promised Land'') to an alternative rock sound (''Hear'', ''[=Q2K=]'', ''Tribe'') and finally back to progressive sounds (''Mindcrime II'' and ''American Soldier'') and...well, [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible whatever '''Dedicated to Chaos'' is supposed to be]].be.
25th Jun '16 10:00:40 AM Edgecrusher666
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* '''Chris [=DeGarmo=]:''' guitars, keyboards
* '''Eddie Jackson:''' bass
* '''Scott Rockenfield:''' drums
* '''Geoff Tate:''' vocals, keyboards where necessary, saxophone
* '''Michael Wilton:''' guitars



In June 2012, Wilton, Jackson and Rockenfield kicked Geoff Tate out of the band. Todd La Torre of the band Crimson Glory was chosen as Tate's replacement, and the previously-hired Parker Lundgren was retained on guitars. Geoff Tate continued to tour under the Queensrÿche name with past Queensrÿche member Kelly Gray. On the 28th of April 2014, a statement was released that confirmed that Tate had lost the Queensrÿche brand to Wilton, Jackson and Rockenfield, who will be carrying on as the sole version of the band while Tate was given the rights to perform ''Operation: Mindcrime'' and ''Operation: Mindcrime II'' in their entirety for unique performances.

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In June 2012, Wilton, Rockenfield, and Jackson and Rockenfield kicked Geoff Tate out of the band. Todd La Torre of the band Crimson Glory was chosen as Tate's replacement, and the previously-hired Parker Lundgren was retained on guitars. Geoff Tate continued to tour under the Queensrÿche name with past Queensrÿche member Kelly Gray. On the 28th of April 2014, a statement was released that confirmed that Tate had lost the Queensrÿche brand to Wilton, Jackson and Rockenfield, and Jackson who will be carrying on as the sole version of the band while Tate was given the rights to perform ''Operation: Mindcrime'' and ''Operation: Mindcrime II'' in their entirety for unique performances.



* Michael Wilton: Guitar, backing vocals (1982-present)
* Eddie Jackson: Bass, backing vocals (1982-present)
* Scott Rockenfield: Drums, keyboard, orchestration (1982-present)
* Parker Lundgren: Guitar, backing vocals (2009-present)
* Todd La Torre: Lead Vocals (2012-present)

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* Michael Wilton: Guitar, backing vocals (1982-present)
* Eddie Jackson: Bass,
guitar, backing vocals (1982-present)
* Scott Rockenfield: Drums, drums, keyboard, orchestration (1982-present)
* Eddie Jackson: bass, backing vocals (1982-present)
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Parker Lundgren: Guitar, guitar, backing vocals (2009-present)
* Todd La Torre: Lead Vocals (2012-present)
lead vocals (2012-present)

!!Former Members:
* Geoff Tate lead vocals, keyboard, saxophone (19822012)
* Chris DeGarmo guitar, backing vocals (19821997)
* Kelly Gray guitar, backing vocals (19972002)
* Mike Stone guitar, backing vocals (20022009)


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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Michael
** TheLancer: Eddie
** TheSmartGuy: Parker
** TheBigGuy: Scott
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Todd
9th Jun '16 1:54:46 AM gewunomox
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A ProgressiveMetal band from Seattle, Washington, best remembered for their epic RockOpera ''OperationMindcrime'' and its follow up, ''Empire'', which contained the Top 10 hit "Silent Lucidity". The band's lineup for the majority of its career was:

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A ProgressiveMetal band from Seattle, Washington, best remembered for their epic RockOpera ''OperationMindcrime'' ''Music/OperationMindcrime'' and its follow up, ''Empire'', which contained the Top 10 hit "Silent Lucidity". The band's lineup for the majority of its career was:



* 1988: ''[[Music/OperationMindcrime Operation: Mindcrime]]''

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* 1988: ''[[Music/OperationMindcrime Operation: Mindcrime]]''''Music/OperationMindcrime''
3rd Oct '15 7:45:18 AM Inspeps
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* 2015: ''Condition Hüman''
20th May '15 9:52:07 PM youngbond007
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A ProgressiveMetal band from Seattle, Washington, best remembered for their epic RockOpera ''OperationMindcrime'' and for their Top 10 single "Silent Lucidity". The band's lineup for the majority of its career was:

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A ProgressiveMetal band from Seattle, Washington, best remembered for their epic RockOpera ''OperationMindcrime'' and for their its follow up, ''Empire'', which contained the Top 10 single hit "Silent Lucidity". The band's lineup for the majority of its career was:
11th May '15 10:38:21 AM rushguy1
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* TakeThat: The lyrics to "Where Dreams Go To Die" on their 2013 self-titled album could be considered a ''very'' thinly veiled screw-you to Geoff Tate.
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