OPERATION: MINDCRIME To Release Resurrection Album In September; Artwork, Tracklisting Revealed
July 13, 2016, 5 years ago
Resurrection, the new album from Operation: Mindcrime, the brainchild of legendary vocalist Geoff Tate, is set for a worldwide release on September 23rd.
Resurrection is the second part of the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Following one year after the release of the debut album in September 2015, Operation: Mindcrime continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensrÿche vocalist's iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music's most resolute forces and frontmen.
"The album Resurrection is the second part of our three album presentation or trilogy. It continues the story that began on the first album The Key with the near death experience of the lead character known as "H" and his subsequent recovery of the missing encryption key. With the Key finally in his possession, "H" has everything he needs to finally launch his long awaited project called "The New Reality". Or does he...," explains Geoff Tate.
Tate continued, "I'm excited for people to hear and experience Resurrection because I think it answers some of the questions that were posed in the first album, The Key. Musically, it offers some of the most diverse and challenging material that I've ever written."
Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensrÿche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensrÿche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman”. By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. From Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009's overlooked gem American Soldier - Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans - Tate's 13-album tenure with Queensrÿche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results.
“When All Falls Away”
“A Moment In Time”
“Through the Noize”
“Left For Dead”
“Healing My Wounds”
“Taking On The World” (Feature Tim "Ripper" Owens and Blaze Bayley)
“A Smear Campaign”
“Which Side You're On”
“Into The Hands Of The World”
“Live From My Machine”
Musicians featured on Resurrection include:
Geoff Tate - Vocals, Keyboards, Saxophone
Kelly Gray - Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Scott Moughton - Guitars, Keyboards
Randy Gane - Keyboards
Dave Ellefson - Bass
John Moyer - Bass
Simon Wright - Drums
Scott Mercado - Drums
Brian Tichy - Drums
Tim "Ripper" Owens - Vocals
Blaze Bayley - Vocals
Mark Daily - Vocals
Nick Greatrex - Guitars