Geoff Tate Readies New Solo Album For Fall Release

Geoff Tate

Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate has signed a worldwide recording contract with Inside Out Music. “I’m very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music,” Tate said about of his multi-album deal. “They are very committed to progressive music and care deeply for their artists, working together with them to bring music lovers worldwide some of the most compelling rock music available.”

As the frontman of Queensryche, Tate has sold more than 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations. The band’s landmark concept album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ thrust their unique social consciousness, expertly crafted lyrics and progressive style into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by ‘Empire’ in 1990, the album that delivered the band to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles ‘Silent Lucidity’ and ‘Jet City Woman’. Queensryche have released 12 studio albums. Tate’s only prior solo album was a self-titled release in 2002 on Sanctuary Records.

“Obviously, we at the label have been fans of Geoff for a long time,” Inside Out Music founder Thomas Waber said. “We are looking forward to working with such a renowned musician – welcome to the InsideOut Music family!”

Tate is finishing production on his first Inside Out Music release. The album is planned for release this fall, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Queensryche Portraits

Ronnie James Dio of Heaven & Hell and Queensryche posed for portraits backstage at The Bank Atlantic Center on Monday (September 24) in Sunrise, Florida. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Queensryche Visit Dallas’ 93.3 The Bone

Queensryche members Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton and Mike Stone visited Dallas’ 93.3 The Bone studios on Wednesday (Sepember 27) before their show that night at the Nokia Theater in Grand Prairie. They were at the station to promote their motorcycle ride to raise money for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which supports music education programs across the country. Pictures at 933thebone.com have since been removed.

Geoff Tate Comments On Working With Pamela Moore & Dio

Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate spoke with Time Off magazine about the band’s collaborations with Pamela Moore of Sister Mary and Ronnie James Dio on their latest album, ‘Operation: Mindcrime II’. “I was looking for a way to show how Nikki was experiencing the psychological drama that had a direct link to his past,” Tate said, referring to the central character in the album story’s plot. “It’s that inner voice that I thought would be interesting to be the voice of Sister Mary. I spoke to Moore about the role I had in my mind with Sister Mary, and she really liked the idea too. She helped with a lot of input in regards to what Sister Mary would say to Nikki. Moore is always up for singing and performing. I think it really worked out well. As for Dio, I wanted a really good singer and somebody that has an authoritarian sounding voice for Dr X, and I immediately thought of Dio. He was my first and only choice, really.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.

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