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a.k.a.ex-The Mob, Queensyrche
CountryUnited States
Formed1982, Bellevue, Washington
GenresHeavy Metal, Progressive Metal
LabelsEMI America, EMI Records, Sanctuary Records, Rhino Records, Century Media Records
Years active1981-1982 (as The Mob), 1982-present

Line-up (members)

Former members

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Queensryche - Queensrÿche Vinyl Photo by alejaowens456Queensryche - The Warning Vinyl, CD, Cassette Photo by 꽁우Queensryche - Empire CD Photo by MefistoQueensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime Photo by MefistoQueensrÿche - Condition Hüman CD Photo by 신길동옹Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche CD Photo by 신길동옹

Queensrÿche Discography

Album title Lyrics Type Release date Rating Votes Reviews
Lyrics EP 86.5 100
Queensryche - The Warning Lyrics Studio 87 111
Queensryche - Rage for Order Lyrics Studio 87.3 81
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime Lyrics Studio 94.3 794
EP - 00
Queensryche - Empire Lyrics Studio 88.7 206
Video 94 10
Live 91.6 82
Queensryche - Promised Land Lyrics Studio 78.7 120
Queensryche - Hear in the Now Frontier Lyrics Studio 64.3 60
Queensryche - Q2K Lyrics Studio 67.3 30
Video - 00
Live 81.7 30
Queensryche - Tribe Lyrics Studio 80.3 40
Video - 00
Live 80 10
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime II Lyrics Studio 52.4 211
Compilation - 00
Compilation 90 10
Video - 00
Live 80 40
Queensryche - Take Cover Lyrics Studio 45.4 181
Queensrÿche - American Soldier Lyrics Studio 48.1 191
Queensrÿche - Dedicated to Chaos Lyrics Studio 50 150
Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche Lyrics Studio 85.8 140
Live - 00
Queensrÿche - Condition Hüman Lyrics Studio 76.7 30
Queensrÿche - The Verdict Studio - 00

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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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