This legendary American metal band was formed in Bellevue, Washington in 1980. The band was formed by Michael Wilton, Chris DeGarmo, Scott Rockenfield, Eddie Jackson, and Geoff Tate. The band plays a diverse sound of metal that includes heavy metal and progressive tunes. The band is loved for their concept albums that tackle issues in many Americans’ lives and their brooding sound that is darkening and beautiful. This is the best time to buy Queensryche tickets. Get seats in the pit or close to the stage in the listings below.
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Many of the members met each other after they played in each other’s cover bands. They liked playing covers of metal music but started writing their own music. Their music started doing well after they received a very strong review from the music magazine Kerrang! for their demos. They would receive attention in America and Europe which helped them release their first album. They would travel to London to work with the producer who helped Pink Floyd and Judas Priest.
In 1988, Operation: Mindcrime was released and Queensryche’s name reached worldwide acclaim. The album tells a story of a recovering drug addict who becomes disillusioned with the evil in the war. It is rebellious and full of punch and is considered one of the best metal concept albums ever released. Music magazines from different genres and from all over the world adored it when it was released. The album also was a financial success and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Queensryche would continue its legacy with each subsequent release. Anyone who likes metal music has heard of this band.
Queensryche still tours today and is always playing music live. They toured with many of the other favorite 80s heavy rock bands like Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. They are one of the most popular heavy metal acts to see. They are able to use their popularity for charity events and held a pledge drive in 2014. This band continues to rock hard and play metal music anyone can love.
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The band wanted to be a glam metal band but did not really understand it fully. It leads to an interesting mix of music styles. Fans love them for their polished sound but also love their layered and complex musical structures. They have continued to experiment with their sound but always maintain their melodic soundscapes. The band’s topics touch on many different types of political ideas and their releases sometimes feel epic.
Sometimes people get lost in the great music Queensryche produces you forget how great they are as musicians. Seeing them is a great way to remedy that because they are more than impressive. They have great chemistry too and you can see how all the pieces come together. Their songs are complex and beautifully written, it can be cool to see how it is dissected on stage.
They have a live video release of one of their performances. It is called Operation: LIVE crime. Released in 1991, it is an hour-long video of them performing their concept album from start to finish.
The Defining Metal Band
Queensryche’s name has rightfully drilled itself into music history. Their name will never be forgotten and some of their album releases will always carry a reputation. Luckily, the band manages to exceed their reputation whenever you listen to them.
New metal fans will almost always be recommended to give Queensryche a listen. Since they have loyal fans their fan base only increases. You should definitely try and join this crowd to see a great performance. This is the best time to buy Queensryche tickets. Get seats in the pit or close to the stage so you can really feel the music.