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Releases : 27     Total votes : 252     Reviews : 17
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Band

Queensrÿche

a.k.a.ex-The Mob
CountryUnited States
Formed1981, Bellevue, Washington, United States
GenresHeavy Metal, Power Metal, Progressive Metal
LabelsEMI Records, Metal-Is, Sanctuary Records, Rhino Entertainment, Century Media Records

Line-up (members)

Former members

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Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview 1,713CollectionWish List EP 86.5 100
The Warning preview 1,654CollectionWish List Studio 86.4 111
Rage for Order preview 1,637CollectionWish List Studio 87.9 81
Operation: Mindcrime preview 20CollectionWish List Studio 93.9 754
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Empire preview 814CollectionWish List Studio 88.2 196
preview CollectionWish List Video 94 10
preview 679CollectionWish List Live 93.3 72
Promised Land preview 2,929CollectionWish List Studio 78.7 120
Hear in the Now Frontier preview 3,533CollectionWish List Studio 66 60
Q2K preview CollectionWish List Studio 67.3 30
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 80 20
Tribe preview CollectionWish List Studio 81.5 40
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
Operation: Mindcrime II preview 3,576CollectionWish List Studio 51.7 221
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 90 10
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 78.3 30
Take Cover preview 3,610CollectionWish List Studio 44.1 181
American Soldier preview 3,595CollectionWish List Studio 48 181
Dedicated to Chaos preview 3,601CollectionWish List Studio 47.7 150
Queensrÿche preview 1,568CollectionWish List Studio 85.8 140
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
Condition Hüman preview CollectionWish List Studio 76.7 30

Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1 Queen of the Reich preview (1983)  [EP] 1002
2 Revolution Calling preview (1988) 96.73
3 I Don't Believe In Love preview (1988) 96.73
4 Walk in the Shadows preview (1986) 1001
5 Eyes of A Stranger preview (1988) 93.84
6 Operation: Mindcrime preview (1988) 93.33
7 The Mission preview (1988) 93.33
8 Suite Sister Mary preview (1988) 93.33
9 The Needle Lies preview (1988) 93.33
10 The Lady Wore Black preview (1983)  [EP] 952
11 Empire preview (1990) 91.73
12 Breaking the Silence preview (1988) 92.52
13 Silent Lucidity preview (1990) 92.52
14 Jet City Woman preview (1990) 92.52
15 London preview (1986) 951
16 Speak preview (1988) 903
17 Spreading the Disease preview (1988) 903
18 Anarchy-X preview (1988) 88.33
19 Anybody Listening? preview (1990) 87.52
20 I Remember Now preview (1988) 853
21 Electric Requiem preview (1988) 81.73
22 Waiting For 22 preview (1988) 82.52
23 My Empty Room preview (1988) 82.52
24 Resistance preview (1990) 802
25 One And Only preview (1990) 77.52
26 Nightrider preview (1983)  [EP] 801
27 Blinded preview (1983)  [EP] 801
28 Best I Can preview (1990) 801
29 The Thin Line preview (1990) 751
30 Della Brown preview (1990) 701
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Additional notes
The band originally started in 1981 as The Mob, and their line-up consisted of guitarists Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield. Vocalist Geoff Tate was in another local band, Myth (and upon his departure was replaced by Razor Baby singer Brent Young). Tate had performed with The Mob on a few occasions, and was asked to join the band for the EP recording sessions. After leaving Myth, Geoff became a full-time member of The Mob, and the band changed their name to Queensrÿche towards the end of 1982.

Queensrÿche kept their original line-up until their 1997 album "Hear in the Now Frontier", after which guitarist Chris DeGarmo left the band. He contributed to their 2003 album "Tribe", but never rejoined.

Kelly Gray is more well-known for being a producer for non-metal bands than his time in Queensrÿche (although he did a widely-panned job of producing Nevermore's 2003 "Enemies of Reality" album).

Queensrÿche were briefly detained in Amsterdam on 11/06/2006 for being suspected of secretly bringing a firearm into the country - it was, in fact, only a prop used in their stageshow.

In 2012, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield, along with live guitarist Parker Lundgren, formed a band called Rising West with Crimson Glory singer Todd LaTorre to perform lesser-heard Queensrÿche songs from the band's early days.

After a couple of shows as Rising West they fired Geoff Tate from Queensrÿche and announced they would be continuing with LaTorre and Lundgren as permanent members.

In response, Tate assembled a line-up featuring Queensrÿche alumnus Kelly Gray as well as Rudy Sarzo, Bobby Blotzer and Glen Drover (who swiftly departed without playing any shows), and also performed as Queensrÿche until April 2014, when the legal battle over the rights to the band's name was resolved. As part of the agreement, Tate now has exclusive rights to perform the two "Operation: Mindcrime" albums onstage in their entirety, but will no longer record or perform as Queensrÿche.
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