American heavy metal band

Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band. They formed in Bellevue, Washington in 1982. They have made 16 studio albums, one extended play (EP), and many DVDs. When the band was made, its members were singer Geoff Tate, guitarists Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo, drummer Scott Rockenfield, and bassist Eddie Jackson.

Queensrÿche performing live at Norway Rock Festival 2010
Background information
OriginBellevue, Washington, United States
GenresHeavy metal, progressive metal, hard rock
Years active1981–present
LabelsEMI, Atlantic, Atco, Sanctuary, Rhino, Roadrunner
MembersTodd La Torre
Michael Wilton
Eddie Jackson
Scott Rockenfield
Parker Lundgren
Past member(s)Geoff Tate
Chris DeGarmo
Kelly Gray
Mike Stone

Queensrÿche has sold over 20 million albums. They were one of the main bands that made progressive metal music in the 1980s. Many people say that Operation: Mindcrime, an album they released in 1988, is one of the best heavy metal concept albums ever made.[1][2] The band has been nominated for Grammy Awards three times.

Studio albums change

  • The Warning (1984)
  • Rage for Order (1986)
  • Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
  • Empire (1990)
  • Promised Land (1994)
  • Hear in the Now Frontier (1997)
  • Q2K (1999)
  • Tribe (2003)
  • Operation: Mindcrime II (2006)
  • Take Cover (2007)
  • American Soldier (2009)
  • Dedicated to Chaos (2011)
  • Queensrÿche (2013)
  • Condition Hüman (2015)
  • The Verdict (2019)
  • Digital Noise Alliance (2022)

References change

  1. DiVita, Joe. "10 Best Metal Concept Albums". Loudwire. Retrieved 2022-12-06.
  2. Bienstock, Richard (2015-10-06). "Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Heavy Metal Concept Albums". Guitar World. Retrieved 2022-12-06.