Former Queensryche frontman, Geoff Tate Unveils Brand New Band
Former Queensryche frontman, Geoff
Tate has had a tough 2012 so far. After initially
being fired from the prog-metal outfit after he reportedly attacked
fellow band mates prior to a show at HSBC in Sao Paulo, he has also
just lost a court ruling to stop them from using the
However, the German born metal idol has just unveiled his new
band that includes none other than Rudy
Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne &
Quiet Riot), Bobby
Blotzer (Ratt) and Glen
Tate had this to say (via MetalTalk):
"I'm sure the last few months have been very frustrating for
you. I know they have been for me. It's said that adversity makes
one stronger. I'm definitely in a better place now than I've ever
"Today is a new day and I am thrilled to announce the new
Queensryche. Together we shall embark on a new musical journey that
will be a greater extension of where Queensryche has ever
"It's a whole new scene. There are new ideas, different
musical backgrounds and a whole new set of parameters. Everyone has
ideas you haven't heard before.
"I look forward to this new life and I hope to see you on
Discussing the three decades he spent fronting the band, he
"The challenge, when you're in a creative environment, is
keeping things fresh and invigorating. After working with the same
people for thirty years it gets very difficult.
"You walk into the room and everybody knows what everyone is
going to do. There's no spark - the chemistry is very tried and
true and you just keep coming up with the same ways of expressing
Last week Tate said his dismissal from
Queensryche had been a "betrayal."
The remaining three original members of
Queensryche along with Parker
Lundgren are currently working on new material with singer
Todd La Torre. They're set to perform at
Rock The Bay with Accept, Dokken
and Michael Schenker Group in Texas on
October 12. They will then play at the Snoqualme Casino,
Washington, on October 27.
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