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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Make 'Big Announcement' Regarding Solo Project

According to the official web site of QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate (,Geoff "is currently in the studio, writing and recording the next QUEENSRŸCHE album. Soon a new forum will be online at, where Geoff will be spending most of his time. We encourage you to visit...
March 7, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE: EMI Reissues Postponed (Again)

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases — originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 — will now not surface through EMI Records until May 6. Meanwhile, reissues of "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier" are not expected u...
March 1, 2003

GEOFF TATE BAND Drummer To Perform With Ex-ZAPPA Guitarist

GEOFF TATE BAND drummer Evan Schiller will be playing a show near Bordeaux, in France with ex-FRANK ZAPPA guitarist Mike Keneally and bass monster Michael Manring on March 1. More information is available at ...
February 20, 2003

GEOFF TATE Band Members Lose Everything In Seattle House Fire

GEOFF TATE members Jeff Carrell (guitar) and Chris Fox (bass),along with Chris' brother Matt, reportedly lost all of their possessions in a house fire in Seattle early Saturday morning (Feb. 8). According to a report posted on the King 5 News web site, "crews responded to a call around 6 a.m. Satur...
February 10, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE: First Wave Of Reissues Pushed Back

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases — originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 — will now not surface through EMI Records until April 22. No reason was given for the delay. Each of the records has been repackaged with bonus tracks, u...
February 6, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: U.S. Tour To Commence In July

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has posted the following update to the forum section of his official web site ( "Hey everybody, I've had my head buried in the QUEENSRŸCHE project for the last few months and haven't posted and I'm reminded that every time I don't speak up, rumors b...
February 5, 2003


In a recent interview with Dinosaur Rock Guitar, producer extraordinaire Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) explained his recording approach while working with some of the most respected and celebrated heavy rock artists of the last few decades. "Well, [working with] Bruce [Dickinson] was d...
January 22, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE Reissues On The Way

Two decades after QUEENSRŸCHE released their self-titled 12-inch debut EP, EMI Records is celebrating the band's career by reissuing the disc and the six critically acclaimed albums that followed: "The Warning", "Rage For Order", "Operation: Mindcrime", "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now...
January 20, 2003

EXODUS' GARY HOLT: Nothing Will Stop Us

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are forging ahead despite the departure this week of frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. The band, who completed a short European tour in December, made a decision to fire Souza when it became apparent that he had no intention of touring extensively with the...
January 18, 2003

MICHAEL WILTON: QUEENSRŸCHE's Days Of Playing Hard Music Are Dwindling

In an exclusive interview with Music Insight conducted last October, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton alluded to a possible rift with vocalist Geoff Tate over the musical direction of the group's forthcoming CD, tentatively due in April via Sanctuary Records. Wilton, a fan of modern heavy music...
January 13, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE's TATE: 'Longtime Fans Will Be Delighted' With New Album

In a December 2002 interview with, QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate revealed that the group's as-yet-untitled new studio album "is coming along wonderfully. The songs are really taking shape and I think long time QUEENSRŸCHE fans will be surprised and delighted." As previously...
January 9, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE Scrap Album Title, Push Back Release Date

QUEENSRŸCHE have pushed back to Apr. 14 the projected release date through Sanctuary Records of their as-yet-untitled new studio CD (the previously-reported album title, "Tribe", has now apparently been scrapped). Undisclosed problems in the recording phase are being blamed for the delay, according...
January 4, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: We Are Feeling Rejuvenated

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate says that the band is feeling "rejuvenated" following an extended break that allowed him to release and tour to promote his self-titled solo debut last year. "It's good to step back and look at what you do in a more objective way so you can appreciate what it is you h...
December 30, 2002

GEOFF TATE Guitarist Announces Live Appearances

DR. UNKNOWN, the Seattle-based group featuring GEOFF TATE guitarist Jeff Carrell, are scheduled to play two shows early next year. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 29 – Seattle, WA @ The Central Saloon Apr. 12 – Portland, OR The Tonic Lounge ...
December 17, 2002


Canadian madman DEVIN TOWNSEND has posted the following update via his official web site: "First to the news that everyone is looking for — the recordings. Both the STRAPPING YOUNG LAD (SYL) and DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND (DTB) records began mixing on October 25 to be completely finished by November 12. Wh...
November 27, 2002