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QUEENSRŸCHE is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its twelfth studio album, "American Soldier". The concept effort, due this spring from Rhino/Atco, finds the band once again tackling some heavy subject matter, this time focusing on telling the story of war from a firsthand perspective. Singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate has spent the last few years conducting extensive interviews with veterans and has crafted their thoughts into this epic tale. "American Soldier" examines American wars from World War II through Iraq from the viewpoint of those in the trenches and on the frontlines. Following the album's release, QUEENSRŸCHE plans to present tracks from the album live on an extensive spring tour of the U.S., with international dates to follow later in 2009. The first date of the tour will be a hometown gig at Seattle's Snoqualmie Casino on April 16.

"QUEENSRŸCHE has always had incredible support from members of the Armed Services," says Tate. "It seems like after every show, I'd end up speaking with a fan that was or had been involved with the military. The more and more I began to hear their accounts and feelings, the more I really felt a conviction to tell their story. Over the last two years, I've conducted dozens of one-on-one interviews with veterans of many different American wars. I listened to their amazing and moving recounts and did my best to examine war through their eyes."


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When I first heard about this , I thought of Iced Earth's Glorious Burden

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I'm a bit interested to see how this turns out. As long as Tate doesn't inject too much of his obvious anti-Bush view (unless it happens to be the view of one of his interviewees...and hopefully he got a broad range of opinions, instead of just talking to people who shared his viewpoint) then this could be very interesting.

I just hope the band really comes through and they all contribute to this one. Operation: Mindcrime II was alright, and had some good songs, but considering the producer wrote most of the music with Tate while the rest of the band seemed to sit out bugs me.

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EVerything QR does deserves a listen.

Maybe I´ll hate it after, but it is always an interesting work to check.

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talking about queensrÿche, I bought their Greatest hits... I'm kind of disapointed, the song queen of the reich is awesome, and I expected the whole album to sound like it but it didn't, most of the songs after Queen of the reich sounded shitty. Could anyone advise me to buy a better album?

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Operation: Mindcrime :).


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Simon wrote:
Operation: Mindcrime :).


Thats the album to start, definetly.

If you are into heavy metal, then the EP and The Warning will be good choices.

A more experimental album, which is way beyond its time is "Rage For Order".

A more "commercial" record, with more accessible songs is "Empire".

After Empire, all the albums are weak, so you have to walk carefully.

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A lot of people also dig "Promised Land", though it's a departure from the rest of their stuff. Wouldn't suggest it as a first.

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I hate most of QR albums , I saw them a bunch of times, opening for PRIEST at least 8 - 9 outta the 14 times on the AOR tour in 05 / 06, and then again opening for Alice Cooper and Heaven and Hell - Sept 2007 . . and they were ok, The only tune I was diggin on was "Welcome to the machine" By Pink Floyd . The OMC3 album sucked soooo bad, I traded the CD in . I do however like OMC1 tho, the live DVD kicks ass as well .

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well, what sounds more like Queen of the Reich? That kicked ass.

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Acid Wire wrote:
well, what sounds more like Queen of the Reich? That kicked ass.


They don't have any songs as good as that one. As far as I'm aware (not owning all of their CDs) they don't have any other riff-heavy uptempo tunes in the same vein.

I remember back in the 80's seeing the video for Queen of the Reich and thinking they were awesome and that they'd be one of my new favorite bands. Then I was disappointed by everything else I heard by them. They have a few other decent tunes (Walk in the Shadows, Operation Mindcrime, for example) but nothing great (IMO).

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Acid Wire wrote:
well, what sounds more like Queen of the Reich? That kicked ass.


If you liked the early "raw metal" sound of "Q.O.T.R." you should like their first full length album "The Warning"... 8)


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Probably the closest song to "Queen of the Reich" would be "Prophecy," which wasn't originally on the EP but now is included on the re-release. Here's a live version from their (now unavailable) "Live in Tokyo" video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bufzv7sBAUs

However, we won't be able to recommend whole albums that sound like that. "The Warning" probably is the closest, due to it being from the same time period and its heavy Iron Maiden influence. Songs on later albums generally aren't that heavy, though there's a few cases, like "The Needle Lies" from "Operation: Mindcrime" that has its own brand of attitude.

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TheSurgeon wrote:
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well, what sounds more like Queen of the Reich? That kicked ass.


They don't have any songs as good as that one. As far as I'm aware (not owning all of their CDs) they don't have any other riff-heavy uptempo tunes in the same vein.

I remember back in the 80's seeing the video for Queen of the Reich and thinking they were awesome and that they'd be one of my new favorite bands. Then I was disappointed by everything else I heard by them. They have a few other decent tunes (Walk in the Shadows, Operation Mindcrime, for example) but nothing great (IMO).


I agree, Walk in The Shadows is one of the two other songs I like on the album I bought, Warning isn't too bad either. Too bad there are no other songs like Queen of the Reich =(.

Thanks for the advice guys =), I think I'm gonna try The Warning, and let you know what I thought about it.

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Acid Wire wrote:
I think I'm gonna try The Warning, and let you know what I thought about it.



As you listen to it keep in mind that the time was 1984 when it was released and most metal or rock bands were caught up in "sex, drugs & rock N roll party" songwriting... No other band sounded like QR at that time or wrote like they did... Alot of people referred to them as a "political" band or "thinking mans metal"... lol... "Roads To Madness" is a masterpiece IMO as are songs like "Before The Storm" and "Child Of Fire" and "Take Hold Of The Flame" will always be a Metal Classic...

I still think "NM156" should have been the soundtrack for "The Terminator"... 8)


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Metal Liberty wrote:
Probably the closest song to "Queen of the Reich" would be "Prophecy," which wasn't originally on the EP but now is included on the re-release. Here's a live version from their (now unavailable) "Live in Tokyo" video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bufzv7sBAUs

However, we won't be able to recommend whole albums that sound like that. "The Warning" probably is the closest, due to it being from the same time period and its heavy Iron Maiden influence. Songs on later albums generally aren't that heavy, though there's a few cases, like "The Needle Lies" from "Operation: Mindcrime" that has its own brand of attitude.


I remember the first time I saw that when it came out :twisted: And Scott Rockenfield was all over that kit like a madman!! :twisted: :twisted:

Geoff Tate RULEZ!!


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QUEENSRŸCHE has announced the following dates:

Apr. 16 - Snoqualmie Casino - Seattle, WA
Apr. 17 - Snoqualmie Casino - Seattle, WA
Apr. 18 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
Apr. 19 - Senator Theater - Chico, CA
Apr. 22 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Apr. 23 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Apr. 24 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 25 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 26 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 28 - Paramount - Denver, CO
Apr. 29 - Voodoo Lounge - Kansas City, MO
Apr. 30 - Potawatomi - Milwaukee, WI
May 01 - Potawatomi - Milwaukee, WI
May 03 - Northern Lights - Walker, MN
May 05 - Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
May 06 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
May 07 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
May 08 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
May 10 - Palace Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
May 12 - Turning Stone Casino - Verona, NY
May 13 - Palace Theatre - Stamford, CT
May 14 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
May 15 - Nokia Theater - New York, NY
May 16 - Showboat - Atlantic City, NJ
May 17 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
May 19 - Ruth Eckerd - Tampa, FL
May 20 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 21 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
May 22 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
May 23 - Hemisfair Park - San Antonio, TX
May 24 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX

A snippet of a new QUEENSRŸCHE song, "If I Were King", is featured in the new tour commerical for Snoqualmie Casino.

To download the MP3 of the radio spot, click here.

Due in April 2009 via Rhino, QUEENSRŸCHE's twelfth studio album, "American Soldier", is a concept effort which finds the band once again tackling some heavy subject matter, this time focusing on telling the story of war from a firsthand perspective. Singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate has spent the last few years conducting extensive interviews with veterans and has crafted their thoughts into this epic tale. "American Soldier" examines American wars from World War II through Iraq from the viewpoint of those in the trenches and on the frontlines. Following the album's release, QUEENSRŸCHE plans to present tracks from the album live on an extensive spring tour of the U.S., with international dates to follow later in 2009. The first date of the tour will be a hometown gig at Seattle's Snoqualmie Casino on April 16.

Other songtitles set to appear on "American Soldier" include "Unafraid", "100 Mile Stare", "At Thirty Thousand Feet", "Man Down" and "Remember Me".


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OMII was a good way for the band to re-open their creativity vein, and just hope this record does justice to the name of this monster band.

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