Queensryche are disbanded?
2012-05-29 by Voivod STAFF | 65 Comments
Queensryche are closer than ever in getting disbanded due to a series of unfortunate events.

Rumor has it that Tate caught the rest of the band secretly chatting about throwing him out of Queensryche. Then, it was Tate's reckless decision not to bow with the rest of the band upon the conclusion of a Queesryche show at the M3 Rock Festival, whereas at another show in Rocklahoma Fest Queesryche vocalist addressed to the audience with the phrase "you suck".

The rest of the current Queensryche lineup has formed a new band named Rising West. Vocal duties will be undertaken by Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. Rising West are rehearsing material from the first five Queensryche albums in order to perform live shows soon enough, while they also make plans for recording their first album.




Source:
http://www.metalhammer.gr/magazine/headlines/3253-queensrche-tate-.html
Tagged: Queensryche

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 29th 2012
6201 Comments


What a twist of irony...

At the beginning of Queensryche, Tate was hired by the rest of the band.

And now Tate is literally banished from the rest of the band.

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Gmork89
May 29th 2012
5516 Comments


Dammit, it's sad they had to end up like this.

BarkHammer
May 29th 2012
125 Comments


Band needs to die.

TheNotrap
May 29th 2012
8108 Comments


Sad news, but in my humble opinion they should have ended after Chris departure.

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Jamatha
May 29th 2012
110 Comments


MAYBE?

Yazz_Flute
May 29th 2012
18810 Comments


This sucks but their last album was absolutely terrible.

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Satellite
May 29th 2012
20822 Comments


I'm Ron Burgundy?

AsoTamaki
May 29th 2012
2525 Comments


Cool, maybe Tate and Degarmo can form new band now. Haha, yeah right.

That's pretty stupid if they really were talking about throwing Tate out of the band. I don't care what he did. His voice is the only thing keeping the band alive (through live performances of their old material) and I can't see how the rest of the band could think otherwise.

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 29th 2012
1812 Comments


Should've done what that other guy did a week or so ago. Find out the band was gonna fire him so instead he fired the whole band.

bloc
May 29th 2012
34919 Comments


Poor Willie : (

Makemebad35
May 29th 2012
756 Comments


Damn, is this how they are really going to disband? What a shame. Not sure what has gotten into Tate. Queensryche was the first band to get me into music. So many memories watching their music videos on VHS over and over. Still consider them my all time favorite.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
May 29th 2012
10614 Comments


"Rumor has it that Tate caught the rest of the band secretly chatting about throwing him out of Queensryche."

The news section is turning into TMZ it appears

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Parallels
May 29th 2012
6642 Comments


"Not sure what has gotten into Tate."

It's pretty obvious if you heard Dedicated to Chaos... He doesn't give a crap about the band

"formed a new band named Rising West. Vocal duties will be undertaken by Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre."

+1

"re rehearsing material from the first five Queensryche albums"

+12345

WhiteNoise
May 29th 2012
3212 Comments


They only have a few decent albums anyway :S

sixdegrees
May 29th 2012
17190 Comments


they seriously need to call it a day before they ruin their legacy further.

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CutMan
May 29th 2012
1792 Comments


I just can't be sad.

The7thVermicide
May 29th 2012
925 Comments


Since Promise they haven't been anything special, they had fantastic albums and better times but their only decent effort since 1994 was American Soldier.

Anyways, is something sad

KangarooSong
May 29th 2012
143 Comments


Oh shit is it 1987 or something? I don't really care.

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pyejos03
May 29th 2012
3 Comments


Queensryche needs to be put down like an old cat. Hardly graceful and not reflective of its former glory, it's just an embarrassment now. Shocked at their decision to form this 'Rising West' band, considering the most iconic aspect of their sound was Tate's voice. Definitely flogging a dead horse, let's hope they don't taint the legacy of the band any further than they already have.

MO
May 29th 2012
18863 Comments


oh well

paxman
May 29th 2012
4084 Comments


Rip what a tragic accident

North0House2
May 29th 2012
5875 Comments


This is funny.

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YouGotLucky
May 30th 2012
946 Comments


thank god

Killerhit
May 30th 2012
5254 Comments


FUCK

skoopy48
May 30th 2012
1536 Comments


Well at least they finished with their masterpeice...

conesmoke
May 30th 2012
5240 Comments


They will always be remembered for Operation Mindcrime... The worlds worst album cover lol

SabertoothMonocle
May 30th 2012
493 Comments


Lemony Snicket Strikes Back

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 30th 2012
6201 Comments


That's pretty stupid if they really were talking about throwing Tate out of the band. I don't care what he did. His voice is the only thing keeping the band alive (through live performances of their old material) and I can't see how the rest of the band could think otherwise.

In a group, any group (and not only in music...) when all your co-workers converse and conspire against you, then chances are there's something wrong with you rather than your co-workers.


IMO, it took huge balls for the rest of the band members to do what they did...

As much as I hate saying what I'm about to say, band needs to die, for better or for worse.



The news section is turning into TMZ it appears

Where there's smoke, there's fire Xeno.

The source article was stating other things that happened too but not confirmed whatsoever - very bad things which I won't quote in here... - so I left them out of this news item (I don't think TMZ would omitted what I omitted from the primary source......), but I don't find it so unreal that the rest of the band conversed in secret to throw Tate out of Queensryche.

It has happened numerous times in several bands.



Lemony Snicket Strikes Back

haha thanks for the reminder, indeed this film came to mind after I finished writing this piece, however I couldn't remember its name.

lak89
May 30th 2012
183 Comments


What the hell?

KILL
May 30th 2012
71957 Comments


rip

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Wizard
May 30th 2012
19513 Comments


I think Willie is the last person left on earth who still likes these guys hahahaha.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 30th 2012
6201 Comments


I'm a fan of the band too Wizard, their first five albums are epic, but the band has to go six feet under.

Sad but true.

Willie
Moderator
May 30th 2012
16049 Comments


--I think Willie is the last person left on earth who still likes these guys hahahaha.--

Did you see my review of their last album or my opinion of all their albums after Promised Land (except for American Soldier)? Geoff Tate is a cancer on the band. He has turned it into his own personal solo act. The best thing they could have done is get rid of him.

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Nagrarok
May 30th 2012
8259 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akTwO-HB398

Says everything there is to say.

YUJOS
May 30th 2012
940 Comments


^ LOL. Tragik video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d88du2GnAus&feature=player_embedded

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Gbhill
May 30th 2012
103 Comments


Noooo! Now we will never hear the followup to their latest masterpiece with Tate singing.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 30th 2012
2005 Comments


Glad to hear they're changing it from "It's wot we do" to "It's wot that guy did."

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Makemebad35
May 30th 2012
756 Comments


"It's pretty obvious if you heard Dedicated to Chaos... He doesn't give a crap about the band"

Yeah, I guess that's pretty evident.

theyhann
May 30th 2012
17 Comments


I read somewhere that Tate attacked one of the guitar players with a knife in a south american show lol

AsoTamaki
May 30th 2012
2525 Comments


Lol, yeah. I saw that when looking up info on this. Pretty crazy. Still, he (allegedly) did that because he caught them plotting to get rid of him.

Replacing him with this singer who is an exact imitation is lame. Do these guys think they're Journey or something? I don't think it'll be quite as successful.

Willie
Moderator
June 6th 2012
16049 Comments


Now the band are being denied access to their official website and Facebook page:

http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=175031

Yazz_Flute
June 6th 2012
18810 Comments


Wait what

Parallels
June 6th 2012
6642 Comments


Jesus christ, he sounds just like Tate!

AsoTamaki
June 6th 2012
2525 Comments


Well, I don't know why they'd think that it would be ok to basically promote "come see Queensryche live...except with a new, better singer" on the official Queensryche page. If it was a real side-project/band where they played original music, then sure. Can't blame Tate for blocking them.

Parallels
June 6th 2012
6642 Comments


Where does it say that Tate blocked them? That would be some heavy ruckus

Yazz_Flute
June 6th 2012
18810 Comments


Well who else would block them from their own site?

Willie
Moderator
June 6th 2012
16049 Comments


His solo stuff is plastered all over the Official Site and Facebook and he plays QR songs at his solo shows too. Why does he have control over a band asset?

TheNotrap
June 6th 2012
8108 Comments


If he owns the legal rights to the band's name, he can control all band assets.

AsoTamaki
June 6th 2012
2525 Comments


Yeah. And him playing some acoustic versions of his band's songs during his live set is very different from what these guys are doing. His solo material and Queensryche have always been two separate things. They're more or less billing Rising West as a revival of the classic (aka "good") Queensryche. That's damaging to the actual Queensryche name. Even in it weren't Tate in charge, I can't see any type of management supporting that.

Willie
Moderator
June 6th 2012
16049 Comments


QR suck now. How much can they damage the name? This is giving people hope.

KjSwantko
June 6th 2012
9443 Comments


Queensryche without Tate isn't even Queensryche. With that said, band licks dick now. That last album they had was Lol-worthy. Todd La Torre is awesome though so Rising West could be decent.

ItsOnlyWords
June 6th 2012
369 Comments


oh throw me a fucking bone

AsoTamaki
June 20th 2012
2525 Comments


"Queensryche" is officially dead.

http://www.billboard.com/news#/news/exclusive-queensryche-parts-ways-with-geoff-1007371752.story

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012
6201 Comments


Aso post this as news item.

TheNotrap
June 20th 2012
8108 Comments


Yeah....predictable ending for the greatest prog metal band of the 80's.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012
6201 Comments


The news item says that Queensryche continue as Queensryche with a new singer.

AsoTamaki
June 20th 2012
2525 Comments


Haha. Yeah, I know. That's why I put "Queensryche" in quotes. Good luck to them, but I'm sorry. Bands replace members all the time, sure. But when you've already lost your lead guitarist/main songwriter and have now gotten rid of your lead vocalist/main lyricist...you are not the same band.

I can't even bring myself to type that they are continuing as Queensryche so you can make the news article if you want, Voivod.

TheNotrap
June 20th 2012
8108 Comments


Oh well...The band was already dead without Chris...now without Tate...

AsoTamaki
June 20th 2012
2525 Comments


Exactly.

Willie
Moderator
June 20th 2012
16049 Comments


I'm willing to bet that this new Queensryche album will be the best since Promised Land.

Everyone always says that the band failed without DeGarmo while neglecting to remember that he steered them towards destruction on Hear in the Now Frontier before abandoning ship. Geoff just kept the course and made things worse (With the exception of the surprising American Soldier). So, I'll have no problem with calling the new Queensryche album 'Queensryche'.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012
6201 Comments


I'm with Willie on that.

TheNotrap
June 20th 2012
8108 Comments


"he steered them towards destruction on Hear in the Now Frontier before abandoning ship."

You're right Willie, that album was a bad move, everybody knows that, but I believe you agree that Chris was Queensryche's heart and soul (with Tate of course).

TheNotrap
June 20th 2012
8108 Comments


"So, I'll have no problem with calling the new Queensryche album 'Queensryche'."
Well, same here but it's just not the same.

Do you have a problem with calling a new Maiden album "Maiden" without Harris?

Willie
Moderator
June 20th 2012
16049 Comments


I believe that Chris and Tate were Queensryche's heart and soul, but when they lost their heart and soul Chris eventually did the right thing and stepped down while Tate kept faking it. I'm willing to hear what the rest of the band can do.



Willie
Moderator
June 20th 2012
16049 Comments


--Do you have a problem with calling a new Maiden album "Maiden" without Harris?--

Not a Maiden fan, so it doesn't phase me.



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