Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche (EP) (1983) (Japan Edition 1989)

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Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche (EP) (1983) (Japan Edition 1989)

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Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche (EP) (1983) (Japan Edition 1989)

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Year : 1983 (Japan Edition 1989)
Style : Progressive Metal
Country : United States
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans
Size : 68 mb


Bio:

Queensrÿche /ˈkwiːnzraɪk/ is an American progressive heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington out of the local band The Mob. The band has released 14 studio albums, one EP and several DVDs, and continues to tour and record. The original lineup consisted of vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarists Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield.Queensrÿche has been successful in the progressive scene, having sold over 20 million albums worldwide, including over 6 million albums in the United States.The band received worldwide acclaim after the release of their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime, which is often considered one of the greatest concept albums of all time. Their follow-up release, Empire, released in 1990, was also very successful and included the hit single "Silent Lucidity". The band has received three Grammy Award nominations for songs off both albums. In the late 90s, drummer Rockenfield also received a Grammy nomination outside of Queensrÿche.In 1997, guitarist and primary songwriter DeGarmo left the band for personal reasons. Over the years, his replacements have been Kelly Gray, Mike Stone, and Parker Lundgren, respectively. Following a highly publicized backstage altercation before a show in São Paulo, Brazil in April 2012, Tate was fired from the band and replaced with then-Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. In response to his dismissal, Tate and his wife Susan (who served as the band's manager from 2005–2012) filed a lawsuit in a Washington court, claiming that he was wrongfully terminated. The ruling in the preliminary injunction was that both parties were allowed to use the name Queensrÿche until a court ruling or a settlement decides who gets to use the name.A settlement was reached on April 17, 2014,in which founding members Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson were awarded the rights to the band trademark, continuing to play with the lineup that additionally includes singer La Torre and guitarist Lundgren.During the time both parties could use the name Queensrÿche, Tate created his own lineup featuring former guitarist Gray and musicians from bands including Blue Öyster Cult, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, AC/DC and Quiet Riot.This version of Queensrÿche with Geoff Tate released the album Frequency Unknown on 23 April 2013,while Queensrÿche (with La Torre replacing Tate) released their eponymous album on 24 and 25 June 2013 (European and American release date, respectively).Both bands toured in 2013 and 2014.

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Queensrÿche is the self-titled debut EP by the American progressive metal band Queensrÿche, released independently in September 1983 through 206 Records and reissued later that same year through EMI-America.A remastered edition was reissued in 2003 through Capitol Records.The 1988 reissue by EMI saw the addition of a bonus track, "Prophecy", which was recorded during the Rage for Order sessions in 1985–86. This song was performed live by the band circa 1983, and was included on the 1984 Live in Tokyo home video. A demo version of "Prophecy" appears on the soundtrack for the movie The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, and on the deluxe edition of Sign of the Times: The Best of Queensryche.In the early 1980s, Queensrÿche was known as The Mob, a cover band that played songs from popular heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.Their line-up consisted of guitarists Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton, drummer Scott Rockenfield and bassist Eddie Jackson. Without a singer, they performed several shows with Geoff Tate, who at the time was the front man of the local band Babylon, and later of Myth. Tate chose not to join The Mob, because he was not interested in performing heavy metal covers.Inspired by the positive responses from their performances at local rock festivals, The Mob decided to switch from playing cover songs to writing original music.The four members, who were between 17 and 19 years old, rehearsed five days a week in the basement of Rockenfield's parents, and took on at least two jobs each to earn enough money to record a 24-track demo tape.They booked the graveyard shifts from Monday through Friday at Triad Studios in Redmond, Washington to record four songs.Tate was asked to join the band for the recording sessions, and in the same week write the lyrics to one unfinished song, which became "The Lady Wore Black".The whistle at the beginning of "The Lady Wore Black" was unintentional, as Brett Miller recalls: "Geoff needed to set the mood, so he had the lights turned off and sang with a single candle burning in the studio. While waiting for his first verse to come up, he whistled along with the opening guitar not realizing they were taping him. He told them it was a mistake, but everyone agreed it was cool, so they kept it."Attempts to be signed to a label through the demo were unsuccessful.Kim and Diana Harris, the owners of Easy Street Records, ultimately offered The Mob a management contract.As the band name "The Mob" was not available,it was changed to "Queensrÿche".Kim Harris sent the demo tape and a band photo to a friend at the British music magazine Kerrang!, resulting in a glowing review and causing a growing buzz in both the United States and Europe, following which the Harrises released Queensrÿche's demo tape as a self-titled EP on their independent 206 Records label in 1983.After the EP garnered international praise, receiving much airplay and selling an unusual number of copies for a small independent release,Tate agreed to leave Myth and become Queensrÿche's permanent lead singer.Kim Harris convinced EMI-America A&R manager Mavis Brodey to see Queensrÿche perform as the opening act for Zebra in Portland and Seattle on June 29–30, 1983.Brodey offered Queensrÿche a contract with EMI, spanning 15 years and encompassing seven albums.To support the EP, the band toured with Quiet Riot through the south and with Twisted Sister to the East Coast and Canada, and played in Seattle opening for Dio.After the tour had ended in November 1983, the band began preparations for their first studio album, The Warning.

Line-Up:

Geoff Tate – lead vocals - See also: Operation: Mindcrime, Sweet Oblivion, Avantasia (live), ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Queensrÿche, ex-The Mob, ex-Babylon, ex-Myth, ex-Trinity, ex-Tyrant
Eddie Jackson - Bass (1982-present) - See also: ex-The Mob
Scott Rockenfield - Drums (1982-present) - See also: ex-The Mob, ex-Geoff Tate (live), ex-Slave to the System
Michael Wilton - Guitars (1982-present) - See also: ex-The Mob, Wratchet Head, ex-Soulbender
Chris DeGarmo – guitars, lead guitar on "Queen of the Reich" and "The Lady Wore Black", backing vocals

Production:

Queensrÿche – production
Tom Hall – engineering
Ron Luder – mastering
Neil Kernon – production (track 5)
Wes Griswold - cover art, concept, illustrations

Tracklist:

01. Queen Of The Reich (4:25)
02. Nightrider (3:49)
03. Blinded (3:07)
04. The Lady Wore Black (6:28)
05. Prophec (3:52) (Bonus Track)


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