Geoff Tate's Queensryche Goes Heavy

2013-02-23 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 25 Comments
In what has clearly turned into brinkmanship at its finest, Geoff Tate has hired guitarist Craig Locicero (Forbidden, Spiralarms) and drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer, Testament, Exodus) to play on his upcoming Queensryche release.

Craig Locicero had the following to say about the collaboration:
Quote:
Whelp, I guess the cat is out of the proverbial bag. Nikki Blakk has announced that Paul Bostaph and I have played most of the music on Geoff Tate's Queensryche record. It is being mixed by Jason Slater as I type this and it is WAY HEAVIER then most anyone is expecting!
Paul Bostaph added:
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I know what the perception of the Queensryche camp is and I really don't give a fuck. Queensryche was one of my favorite bands from the EP through Operation: Mindcrime.

When I was approached about doing the record, I did contemplate all of the turmoil, but I love a challenge. I accepted the challenge and think Geoff has a kick-ass record to deliver the fans...in spite of what some may expect. The songs are cool, classy and in some cases stupidly heavy!

"So there you have it. I am not in Queensryche, Spiralarms is still my baby with a killer record to be released very soon. So Geoff has a touring lineup ready to go this summer. I'm simply stoked to have put some my riffage in the mix with once of heavy metal's most recognizable and classic voices.
The upcoming Geoff Tate Queensryche album will also feature contributions from Dave Meniketti (Y&T]), Ty Tabor (Kings X), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest) and Chris Cannella. As well as bass played by Rudy Sarzo and more drums from Simon Wright.

The CD, which is currently being mixed by Jason Slater, is due later in the year through Cleopatra Records.

Tagged: Queensryche

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Willie
Moderator
February 23rd 2013
16198 Comments


I guess all the smack talking has got Geoff Tate off of his ass. He's going to try to prove all the naysayers wrong and one-up his old bandmates.

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HaloDude442
February 23rd 2013
711 Comments


Sounds like this will be pretty awesome

CutMan
February 23rd 2013
1839 Comments


Shame on all these people collaborating with him.

Willie
Moderator
February 23rd 2013
16198 Comments


I still doubt it will be awesome.

YUJOS
February 23rd 2013
972 Comments


Thrashryche. Yeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!

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Makku
February 23rd 2013
36 Comments


bostaph. seriously :o.

great news.

MadKungFu
February 23rd 2013
375 Comments


OH MY GOD I DON'T CARE

jesuslover46
February 23rd 2013
577 Comments


damn!

Mabbitt
February 23rd 2013
1391 Comments


So which one do you think will turn out better?

lostforwords
February 23rd 2013
447 Comments


So apparently, 'Ryche wanted to play heavier, Tate wanted to play heavier, yet somehow all together they played as far from metal as possible.

Not only don't I understand the reasons why they had chosen to abandon metal since 1996, I don't really know now what were the reasons for them parting ways

I guess they couldn't stand each others faces anymore

YUJOS
February 23rd 2013
972 Comments


^ Tate has lost the eggs and the pashalia my friend.

RosaParks
February 23rd 2013
15881 Comments


so it's going to sound like Nickelback?

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CutMan
February 23rd 2013
1839 Comments


Obviously he's only going heavier because he realized everyone loathes his guts and the direction he took EVERYTHING in. He's just trying so hard to impress us now.

R6Rider
February 23rd 2013
4886 Comments


I know what the perception of the Queensryche camp is and I really don't give a fuck.

Paul rules.

KjSwantko
February 23rd 2013
9449 Comments


ROFL Geoff Tate. Even all those great musicians cannot salvage his career at this point.

KjSwantko
February 23rd 2013
9449 Comments


Can't believe he hasn't just left the industry yet.

NightmareCinema16
February 24th 2013
2016 Comments


Another Queensryche album? We're all screwed.

Willie
Moderator
February 24th 2013
16198 Comments


The thing is that Queensryche used to be one of my favorite bands, and I don't wish for either Queensryche album to suck. But it seems that Geoff's 180 turn back to metal is more due to him trying to beat his ex-band mates than a real desire or passion to do that kind of music.

zaruyache
February 24th 2013
8692 Comments


Well, at least we know the drumming will be good.

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Emim
February 24th 2013
26679 Comments


Scweet

Imperial
February 24th 2013
1742 Comments


STUPIDLY HEAVY LIKE DEAF LEPPARD

TheNotrap
February 24th 2013
8253 Comments


Forbiddenryche?



Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 24th 2013
6640 Comments


^ Tate has lost the eggs and the pashalia my friend.

hahahaha



It seems that is is going to be one hell of a tournament between the two Queensryche incarnations, however I think the judge should prohibit both bands from using the Queensryche moniker.

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KjSwantko
February 24th 2013
9449 Comments


It's more entertaining when there's two competing versions though (especially considering both will probably be bad).

Makemebad35
February 27th 2013
783 Comments


Going to love comparing the two.



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