OPERATION: MINDCRIME – The New Reality (December 1, 2017)

OPERATION: MINDCRIME – The New Reality (December 1, 2017)

Frontiers Music Srl is set to release Operation: Mindcrime‘s The New Reality on December 1, 2017. The New Reality is the third and final chapter in the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate, following a little over one year after the release of the second chapter, Resurrection, in 2016 and about two years after the first chapter, The Key. Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as…

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GEOFF TATE – The Whole Story (Concert Review)

GEOFF TATE – The Whole Story (Concert Review)

Geoff Tate has always been a bit of a round peg in a square hole. Or is it square peg in a round hole?  Nonetheless.  In the early 80’s fronting Queensryche he seemed as good a fit as any for a burgeoning metal singer. He certainly had the pipes.  But as the decade progressed and the image of an 80’s metal singer started to take shape, Geoff seemed more and more like a fish out…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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OPERATION MINDCRIME – Resurrection (Album Review)

OPERATION MINDCRIME – Resurrection (Album Review)

To quote Geoff Tate from Queensryche’s The Promised Land, “Where did it all go wrong?” I think it started back when Chris DeGarmo left Queensryche. They continued to put out albums, but nothing to the level prior to that. Tate was eventually fired in a public battle. His newest project is Operation Mindcrime. Unfortunately, their newest CD, Resurrection, just doesn’t come together for me. Resurrection is the second part of a trilogy. The story? It…

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OPERATION MINDCRIME – Resurrection (Sept 23, 2016)

OPERATION MINDCRIME – Resurrection (Sept 23, 2016)

OPERATION MINDCRIME featuring former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate will release Resurrection on Frontiers Music Srl on September 23, 2016.  Resurrection, the second part of an expected album trilogy follows one year after the debut album, The Key.  The trilogy tells the story of 4 people who develop a new technology that allows people to experience an alternate reality.  Resurrection, explains Geoff Tate, “continues the story that began on the first album The Key with the near death experience of…

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Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime: Live at The Rockpile Toronto

Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime: Live at The Rockpile Toronto

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime Live at The Rockpile West Toronto Ontario Canada I have been a fan since 1983 when I first saw the “Queen Of The Reich” video hit the TV stations. It has been 25 years since I saw Queensryche front row center at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Lots of controversy in the last few years with the band and their lead singer doing his own version of the…

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Album Review: Avantasia – Ghostlights

Album Review: Avantasia – Ghostlights

The greatest super group project is back with another album and a world tour. For me, this is the most anticipated album of 2016. Tobias Sammet decided to get back in the studio with his creation, Avantasia. Avantasia started out in 1999 as a metal opera concept album featuring a wide variety of singers and musicians. Sammet never had plans to tour but with the success and demand, the show eventually became a world-class tour….

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Operation: Mindcrime – The Key (September 18, 2015)

Operation: Mindcrime – The Key (September 18, 2015)

Following his split with Queensryche, singer Geoff Tate put together the band Operation: Mindcrime. The Key, the first album in a trilogy, is Geoff‘s first release under this moniker and collects musical elements from various periods of Queensryche catalog. As expected, metal, progressive and original elements compromise the musical stylings of this debut release. (from amazon.com) BUY: Operation: Mindcrime – The Key Operation: Mindcrime Website / Operation: Mindcrime Facebook / Operation: Mindcrime Twitter

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