geofftate's operationmindcrimeband2015-640 Operation: Mindcrime, Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche, is proud to announce their upcoming debut album, The Key, on September 18th. To hear a sampling of four songs from the album, watch a trailer below:

The first full song from the album will be released in the coming weeks.

Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime features band members:

Kelly Gray on guitars (Queensr├┐che)
Scott Moughton on guitars
John Moyer on bass (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob)
Randy Gane on keyboards
Simon Wright on drums (AC/DC, Ronnie James Dio)
Brian Tichy on Drums (Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Billy Idol)
With special appearances from David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mark Daily, and Scott Mercado.


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  • Tyger of Pan Tang on

    The Mohawk just doesn’t work for me. I’d rather see the glam look from Rage for Order brought back. Also, the other guys got the name Queensryche, but they’re not using the umlauts! Why not claim the umlauts yourself Geoff?

    • Michael B on

      Eh, the glam look when you’re in your 50’s is a little aburd.

  • Harry Taint on

    He looks like a character from Super Mario Bros.

  • Michael B on

    Tate gets a lot of crap thrown his way, but I think this sounds pretty good to me.

    I’m wasn’t a huge fan of the Queensryche album with the other singer. It reminded me of a cover band.

  • Kenneth Stratemeyer on

    I know Tate sounded good when I saw him and Queensryche do the double Mindcrime show in 2006, and sounded great at the M3 in 2012.

    But to me, with the exception of Mindcrime II (which is better than most give it credit for), Queensryche kinda became an alternative band after Empire. The biggest hit to Queensryche was the loss of Chris DeGarmo.

    • john tison on

      Really, I never would have guessed that captain obvious!

  • MetalMania on

    Two guys in stupid hats, and Geoff with a mohawk. Appearance doesn’t matter to how it sounds, but this doesn’t bode well. My browser is having a problem playing the sampler, so for all I know it sounds fine. I did like the Queensryche album with Todd LaTorre (that’s his name, right…?), but it is a little weird that he sounds SO much like Geoff. Either way, this is another band divorce that will end up with neither side elevating to their former heights.

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