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Releases : 28     Total votes : 259     Reviews : 17
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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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Queensrÿche Discography

Album titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview CollectionWish List EP 86.5 100
Queensryche - The Warning preview CollectionWish List Studio 87 111
Queensryche - Rage for Order preview CollectionWish List Studio 87.3 81
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime preview CollectionWish List Studio 94.2 764
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Queensryche - Empire preview CollectionWish List Studio 89.3 206
preview CollectionWish List Video 94 10
preview CollectionWish List Live 92.9 82
Queensryche - Promised Land preview CollectionWish List Studio 78.7 120
Queensryche - Hear in the Now Frontier preview CollectionWish List Studio 64.3 60
Queensryche - Q2K preview CollectionWish List Studio 67.3 30
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 81.7 30
Queensryche - Tribe preview CollectionWish List Studio 80.3 40
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 80 10
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime II preview CollectionWish 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 80 40
Queensryche - Take Cover preview CollectionWish List Studio 45.1 191
Queensrÿche - American Soldier preview CollectionWish List Studio 48 181
Queensrÿche - Dedicated to Chaos preview CollectionWish List Studio 49.6 150
Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche preview CollectionWish List Studio 85.8 140
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
Queensrÿche - Condition Hüman preview CollectionWish List Studio 76.7 30
no image preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00

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Queensrÿche Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Eyes of A Stranger preview (1988) 96.76
2Revolution Calling preview (1988) 95.86
3I Don't Believe In Love preview (1988) 956
4Operation: Mindcrime preview (1988) 94.26
5The Mission preview (1988) 94.26
6Suite Sister Mary preview (1988) 94.26
7The Hands preview (2006) 1001
8Queen of the Reich preview (1983)  [EP] 953
9The Needle Lies preview (1988) 91.76
10Breaking the Silence preview (1988) 925
11Silent Lucidity preview (1990) 93.33
12The Lady Wore Black preview (1983)  [EP] 952
13Walk in the Shadows preview (1986) 952
14Speak preview (1988) 906
15Spreading the Disease preview (1988) 906
16Empire preview (1990) 91.34
17Jet City Woman preview (1990) 91.73
18London preview (1986) 951
19Fear City Slide preview (2006) 951
20Anarchy-X preview (1988) 885
21Anybody Listening? preview (1990) 86.73
22I Remember Now preview (1988) 845
23The Chase preview (2006) 87.52
24One Foot In Hell preview (2006) 901
25Speed of Light preview (2006) 901
26An Intentional Confrontation preview (2006) 901
27Electric Requiem preview (1988) 825
28Best I Can preview (1990) 852
29Waiting For 22 preview (1988) 81.34
30My Empty Room preview (1988) 81.34
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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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