geofftate'soperationmindcrime2-640 Operation: Mindcrime have released a video for their track Burn from the band’s frothcoming debut album The Key, which will be released on September 18th through Frontiers Music.

Tate says, “We’ve thrown out the rules for this record, and it’s been really liberating. I’m a fan of old prog, and that music didn’t stick to rules. It’s inspiring and enjoyable to be able to explore, and it’s great being in a position to write without constraints.”

Watch the video for Burn below.

See the video for Re-Inventing The Future at this location and to read more about this release and view the track listing, please click here.


Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus

25 Responses

Leave us a comment

  • Michael Monet on

    That is absolutely atrocious. All of it. The song. The video. Does anyone know if that pregnant girl’s fetus sustained brain damage during whatever that was? It sounds like Scot Weiland throwing up for 4 minutes. I’m about to call the police. Holy mackerel. What the hell was that? WOW AND HOW! ISIS can use that as a new method of torture. I love QUEEENSRYCHE including MINDCRIME 2 and AMERICAN SOLDIER and I’ve seen them live but the final nail was just put in the coffin.

    • Harry Taint on

      There are people out there that will buy this. Let that sink in for a minute. Scary, isn’t it?

    • Michael B on

      WTF are you talking about? I’ve noticed since Tate left a concerted effort to crap all over anything he does. Must be part of the Queensryche mudslinging team so ever present on the intertubes.

      Impartially speaking, this song is pretty good and his singing is solid. I don’t comment much on videos because they don’t really matter anymore. The guitar solos is great. I don’t get it.

      I’m a huge Queensryche fan, have been since the beginning, and what I hear here is more in line with actual Queensryche, then the rest of the band is trying to recreate with the cover version singer. Newsflash, bands aren’t supposed to sound the same 20-30 years later, unless they are banging out the big hits they had 25 years ago to pay for health insurance, hip replacements and back child support.

      Admittedly I’m not a huge fan of the cover version of Queensryche.

      At least when VH got a new singer they sounded different sonically as well as songwriting. There was no confusing Dreams VH with Atomic Punk VH. Queensryche didn’t do that, just like Yes, Journey, Foreigner, etc…. they grabbed people that can hit the notes so they can mine 80’s-90’s hits and sounds to 40 to 50 somethings who show up to their casino shows sporting their beer bellies hanging out of black concert tees that stopped fitting 17 years ago who then go on the internet and anonymously complain about bands that are largely irrelevant to any modern music at all, but whatever makes you feel better.

    • Harry Taint on

      My sympathies to you Michael B. You were one of the ones I was speaking of earlier. I guess you can add this to your collection of Stryper, Sweet/Lynch, and the extensive Joe Lynn Turner discography.

      I am begging you. Please get the help you need. There is good, quality music out there. Don’t waste your hard earned money on garbage like this.

    • Michael Monet on

      Harry, my dear boy save your strength and stop being combative. Michael B, love that first name by the way listens to music in an alternate reality. To him, awful stuff sounds great and great music sounds average. It is not a bad way to live actually. He enjoys the 1 877 KARS 4 KIDS song very much and actually looks forward to the commercials on his car radio. He obviously heard something different with that BURN song. He heard DEEP PURPLE’S BURN and is commenting on that. Yes Michael that BURN is quite good. Enjoy your week-end. Coverdale-Hughes are amazing..

    • DR Is Live on

      Sometimes bad things happen to great bands. Queensryche was right behind Priest, Maiden, and KISS in my books growing up. Been with them since day one. I officially checked out after Degarmo split. This band, both versions are dead and buried. They need to make a living and I respect that. But nobody should have expectations of either. Tate spews musical nonsense and a very few fall for it as art. Those who do fall for it do so because they’re either insecure or want to prove how smart they think they are to others. But its nonsense. The other band have some interesting tunes, but its not sincere songwriting and its done to try and win fans back by saying they’ve gone back to their routes so to speak. Warning, Rage, Mindcrime were so intelligent and so before their time its scary. I’ve always said that Silent Lucidity was the worst thing that happened to them. They all of sudden became mainstream and f’d it all up.

    • Michael Monet on

      100 % accurate. The SILENT LUCIDITY observance is one of your all time best comments. That band had no business going mainstream and that is said with great respect. They didn’t evolve into a bad alternative type band and I got the Seattle connection but they were truly heavy metal intellectuals that lost their way. They’ll make an interesting book someday about what went wrong. OPERATION MINDCRIME (the album) was a major influence on PINK FLOYD’S THE WALL. No just kidding…..ticking clocks….guns being fired…..anti-establishment commentary…….I know that THE WALL came first. Almost 40 years ago. YOUNG LUST….what a song!

    • shannon mehaffey on

      I said modern Pink Floyd…modern, as in contemporary…you need to watch current videos, Tate has…You guys are stuck in some forlorn infatuation with your nostalgia.

    • DR Is Live on

      Your take on Mindcrime influencing The Wall is one of your all time best comments. My coffee hit the screen reading that one. I loved Brian Adams take on Young Lust when he played it with Waters in Germany. Perfect voice for that song.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      I didn’t say that Mindcrime was better, or more significant than The Wall, I said it was modern. And a modern The Wall is pretty cool. But Perez Hilton, no I meant “DR is Live” is wielding his mighty typewriter hand again for his mighty declarations, because gosh darn it, it just looks so good on Eddie’s site to call someone insecure because they like a band or music….? Say what? DR, or whatever your name is, that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. I really hope that you weren’t serious by that, because that is nonsensical, you can’t logically put those two concepts together. I have actually completely given up and won’t be posting any further comments on here.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      It seems this catty dialectic you’ve developed is supposed to be the gold standard for chat room intelligentsia. Your suspension of logic also seems to be infectious. You know that that’s not what I said, but you seem to think by your declaration, this will make it true. Talk about sad, sad, sad, I kind of feel sorry for you.

    • DR Is Live on

      I love it when Shannon says he won’t post anymore. Than follows it up with another post. Shannon even though your apparently not here anymore, I’ll still respond to you. I believe this is at least the third time you’ve threatened to never post again on this site. You and I both know you’ll be back. You can’t help yourself and that’s alright. Secondly I didn’t refer to you in any of my ryche comments. But if something I said rang true to you then my work is done. Thirdly you’re incredibly pretentious and pretentious people never realize how incredibly pretentious they are. So now you know. Fourth, stop comparing Queensryche to Pink Floyd. It’s lazy and untrue. Are there similarities between Mindcrime and The Wall? Sure I guess there are. But really the only thing they have in common is that they are both concept albums. You like every other pathetic journalist back in the 80’s who wrote for Circus or Metal Edge couldn’t stop making that comparison. It was embarrassing then and it is now. Good thing you’re probably not reading any of this and definitely are not going to respond to it. Oh and one more thing, you probably use Facebook …..a lot and I’m sure you post on it at least 25 times a day. You fit that profile perfectly. Good night Shannon.

  • James K. on

    This song sucks. And I can’t decide who Geoff looks more like: Anton LaVey (that mentally disturbed weirdo who started the church of Satan) or Ming The Merciless.

  • shannon mehaffey on

    This is the conceptual terrain that Roger Waters explores, and musically it’s a snapshot, he isn’t post-grunge to this extent (hear also Pink Floyd) on his other songs. The video (and the music too) is a modern “The Wall.” it’s complex: the protagonist’s subjectivity is really called into question, but it’s also so simple a plant could understand it; that’s called art. I really like his career choices at this point, this is some of the coolest stuff he’s ever done. His former band: it’s not even a close call, but the comparison is not by choice, it was forced into this equation, which is unfortunate because this transcends all of that.

    • Michael Monet on

      There is no modern PINK FLOYD. That yoga album does not count.

  • john tison on

    Tate, lose the midget with the beard on guitar and get degarmo back along with you hair!!!

  • Gary B on

    The Ryche crashed and burned musically when Chris DeGarmo left.(probably due to being sick and tired of dealing with this clown and his douchebucket tendencies) And James,I’m going to roll with LeVay’s inbred cousin as for the look he’s rocking.

Leave a Reply