Queensryche Drama Continues
2013-03-05 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 67 Comments

Geoff Tate's version of Queensryche will be releasing their new album, Frequency Unknown, on April 23 through Cleopatra Records. In an obvious shot at his ex band mates, the album cover contains a prominently placed 'F' and 'U' on the knuckles of a fist.

See the artwork here:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Queensryche_with_Geoff_Tate_-_Frequency_Unknown.jpg

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In other news, Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth) has announced that he will be playing 'Take Hold of the Flame' with the "REAL" Queensryche in Toronto (the one NOT featuing Geoff Tate).

For those that are unaware, Glen was originally supposed to be a part of Geoff Tate's new Queensryche, but backed out before ever playing a single show with the band. At the time he had stated, "I was very excited about doing this gig initially, but learned in the past week or so that it's in my best interest not to do this right now."

Glen Drover's Tweet:

http://www.blabbermouth.net/soulflypremiere/droverrealqueen.jpg


Queensryche's upcoming album will be released on June 11 through Century Media and is currently untitled.

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Band Page: Queensryche

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Willie
Moderator
March 5th 2013

15875 Comments


Who will win? We'll know on June 12th.

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2013

9600 Comments


Jesus...

Titan
March 5th 2013

4799 Comments


hmmmm......id say la torre fronted wins......tates vocals have been terrible in recent times

elephantREVOLUTION
March 5th 2013

2730 Comments


there should never be this many queensryche news articles

SteelErectedb4you8er
March 5th 2013

2613 Comments


Tate's album cover makes me laugh every time I see it

bloc
March 5th 2013

34663 Comments


I am wondering if Drover is doing the thing with Queens as a one time thing, given the fact that he lives in Toronto.

As for the art of the other Queens I probably wouldn't have noticed the FU shot unless you pointed it out haha.

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Willie
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March 5th 2013

15875 Comments


It is a one-time thing. The 'real' Queensryche has a full line-up. They probably wouldn't ditch their other guitarist unless Chris Degarmo came back.

It's so obvious... or maybe it's just me ;)

fromtheinside
March 5th 2013

17678 Comments


this needs color commentary

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Titan
March 5th 2013

4799 Comments


this is a shame...really

Queensryche was a powerhouse

zxlkho
March 5th 2013

3460 Comments


Geoff Tate is just an endlessly fascinating guy. Almost as fascinating as Mike Portnoy.

zxlkho
March 5th 2013

3460 Comments


In other news, the only good album from these guys is still Operation: Mindcrime.

Titan
March 5th 2013

4799 Comments


yep, as well as the ep, warning, rage, empire, and promised

dannyboy89
March 5th 2013

11894 Comments


^^American Soldier and Tribe were decent too, but nowhere near the heights of those you both have mentioned.

HITNF is good as well.

Yazz_Flute
March 5th 2013

18764 Comments


Glendover

heheh

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Titan
March 5th 2013

4799 Comments


i also think the SECOND HALF of mindcrime 2 is good

bloc
March 5th 2013

34663 Comments


Glendover

heheh



Holy fuck....I just got it.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2013

1977 Comments


Oh, Geoff Tate.

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loveisamixtape
March 5th 2013

5903 Comments


that album cover will really show them who's assertive

KjSwantko
March 5th 2013

9048 Comments


FU is an acronym for the name of the album (Frequency Unknown); so I'm not sure it's really supposed to be a "fuck you" to his former mates. Although Tate is a faggot like that, so I could see him doing it.

bloc
March 5th 2013

34663 Comments


No it definitely is

Gmork89
March 5th 2013

5479 Comments


Wish they would all just quit pissing on their legacy.

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KjSwantko
March 5th 2013

9048 Comments


Let's keep it real here for a minute, the "real Queensryche" and "Tate's Queensryche" are both going to be awful, so all these people are doing is making themselves look like fools with this whole feud thing.

bloc
March 5th 2013

34663 Comments


Seriously, the man would title his album Fungus Umbrella as long as it had the FU acronym

giraffesareepic88
March 5th 2013

72 Comments


Just shut the fuck up about this already.

Gmork89
March 5th 2013

5479 Comments


"Let's keep it real here for a minute, the "real Queensryche" and "Tate's Queensryche" are both going to be awful, so all these people are doing is making themselves look like fools with this whole feud thing."

Exactly. This whole thing is a joke.

bloc
March 5th 2013

34663 Comments


It's a bit like the Cold War, where there's not really a lot of direct physical contact or communication between the two bands. Everything is a bit subtle and hidden between the lines.

I kinda like it.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 5th 2013

21566 Comments


Wait what. No idea what's going on

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R6Rider
March 5th 2013

4461 Comments


I find Tate's douchbaggery very amusing, with his bald head and cool looking vests that he always wears.

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YUJOS
March 5th 2013

913 Comments


Fungus Umbrella! Lol!!

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zaruyache
March 5th 2013

5831 Comments


According to Sputnik they sucked even with Tate, so I'm not expecting any new brilliance in songwriting by the "real" band simply due to the replacement of their vocalist, nor am I expecting anything exceptional out of the ex-vox's ragtag cover ensamble.

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NapalmCrusader
March 5th 2013

1737 Comments


The art cover is fucking lol.

Spec
March 5th 2013

27051 Comments


This is so lame.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
March 5th 2013

19395 Comments


who cares. operation mindcrime is all that matters.

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Makemebad35
March 5th 2013

737 Comments


that album cover.... really?!

Dev518
March 5th 2013

571 Comments


Is this band really worth this much attention? They put out one classic album and a few good ones TWENTY YEARS AGO. They have been completely irrelevant since.

LilLioness
March 5th 2013

2496 Comments


I will check out both, if possible, but Queens has never been my type of music.

RevenantBlue
March 5th 2013

136 Comments


I would expect that album artwork from Five Finger Death Punch, honestly

Parallels
March 5th 2013

6640 Comments


Geoff Tate's Queensryche can suck a chode.

All power to the new Todd La Torre Reich

scissorlocked
March 5th 2013

3508 Comments


both suck so it doesnt matter

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MeatSalad
March 5th 2013

14115 Comments


Is Geoff tate an 8 year old

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YoYoMancuso
March 5th 2013

10809 Comments


nah he's a 7 year old

Mickeymau5
March 6th 2013

1614 Comments


more like a 6 year old

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 6th 2013

5899 Comments


I'm glad Glen Drover pulled out himself from this.

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WhiteNoise
March 6th 2013

3037 Comments


People actually give a shit?

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DatsNotDaMetulz
March 6th 2013

1711 Comments


"Seriously, the man would title his album Fungus Umbrella as long as it had the FU acronym"

Taking this.

TheNotrap
March 6th 2013

7971 Comments


Still waiting for the "REAL" Queensryche version with Chris DeGarmo.


Titan
March 6th 2013

4799 Comments


guy's into piloting planes....dont hold your breath

TheNotrap
March 6th 2013

7971 Comments


Yep and life goes on. Their classic releases are more than enough for me.
Sometimes you have to know when to stop.



Titan
March 6th 2013

4799 Comments


i couldn't agree more sir

Willie
Moderator
March 6th 2013

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If there are still people that like them, then why should they stop? I didn't like their last album either, but other people did. Sometimes you guys forget that your opinions don't translate to the world ;)

osmark86
March 6th 2013

3757 Comments


same struggle bad politicians have.

Willie
Moderator
March 6th 2013

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Except that bad bands don't affect anybody but the ones that choose to be affected.

Titan
March 6th 2013

4799 Comments


willie, we never said they did......hope you enjoy the new Queensryche's

Willie
Moderator
March 6th 2013

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--Sometimes you have to know when to stop.--

--i couldn't agree more sir--


That seems to imply that you did. It doesn't really matter, though. Also, I probably won't enjoy either of the new albums. They haven't really interested me since Promised Land.

Titan
March 6th 2013

4799 Comments


TheNotrap and I see this band from the same angle.......when associating them with our musical tastes, we agree that
they should stop......again, enjoy the new records.

I agree with you regarding 'since Promised Land'.

Willie
Moderator
March 6th 2013

15875 Comments


Fair enough, and hopefully I will enjoy the new albums... just not likely.

osmark86
March 6th 2013

3757 Comments


I meant it as a comment on this --> "Sometimes you guys forget that your opinions don't translate to the world ;)"

Just joking around :P.

Suck for this band with their +30 year career to end like this. Must feel bad for everyone involved.

Gmork89
March 6th 2013

5479 Comments


It's like they are trying so hard to go out on a high note but they just keep making it worse.

Inferis
March 6th 2013

409 Comments


Geoff Tate is a fucking child. What the fuck is this?

evilford
March 6th 2013

21008 Comments


lol. good to know there's already a cover set to come out this year worse than Immolation's

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NickGrouwen
March 6th 2013

80 Comments


Glen Drover didn't wanna bend over

NonApplicable
March 7th 2013

1925 Comments


Just because someone enjoys something, doesn't mean they should.

I would rather have a deserving, hungry band get record money instead of Geoff Tate.

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Willie
Moderator
March 7th 2013

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[b]
Just because someone enjoys something, doesn't mean they should. [/quote]

That could be true for a lot of things, but music isn't one of them.

osmark86
March 7th 2013

3757 Comments


[b]
Just because someone enjoys something, doesn't mean they should. [/quote]

Bit of a fascist mentality there. As long as they have fans, they will sell shows, merch, albums etc. When the fans move on, they too will have to move on.

NonApplicable
March 8th 2013

1925 Comments


That could be true for a lot of things, but music isn't one of them.

You're probably right. I kinda just wanted to say it.

osmark86
March 8th 2013

3757 Comments


would you miss them? would you miss them?

Willie
Moderator
March 8th 2013

15875 Comments


Bit of a fascist mentality there. As long as they have fans, they will sell shows, merch, albums etc. When the fans move on, they too will have to move on.
Exactly. From a purely buisiness standpoint, the market will decide when it's time for them to quit.



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