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January 28, 2021

Geoff Tate Appears on New Single from The Prog Collective

Original Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate goes back to his progressive rock roots on "Two Trajectories," the first single from Worlds on Hold, the new album from prog rock supergroup The Prog Collective.

The iconic frontman provides lead vocals on the track, showcasing his range and depth over the song's six-and-a-half-minute runtime. Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal also appears on the cut—the duo providing a powerhouse union of vocal and guitar mastery...

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January 27, 2021

Sweet Oblivion Changes Songwriters; New Album, Relentless, Due April 9

When Sweet Oblivion announced in late December 2020 that it was releasing a new album featuring Geoff Tate, it came as a shock to this writer—and likely fans everywhere—given the creative issues guitarist and songwriter Simone Mularoni had with Tate on the project's 2019 self-titled debut.

It shouldn't be a surprise then, to learn that Mularoni and the entire musical ensemble has stepped away from Sweet Oblivion, as the project forges ahead with its sophomore effort, Relentless, due April 9 on Frontiers Records...

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January 1, 2021

New Bio Details the Evolution of Queensryche

As the 40th anniversary of the legendary Queensryche looms just around the corner, the story of the band's rise from its roots in the Seattle music scene through its waning popularity and ultimate resurgence will be told.

Building An Empire: The Story Of Queensryche will cover the band's history from the people who were around the band through its long and sometimes turbulent journey...

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December 22, 2020

Sweet Oblivion to Release Sophomore Album in 2021

Sweet Oblivion, the progressive hard rock and metal project of Italian guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM), will release its second album next year on Frontiers Records. Mularoni will once again team up with former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate, in what is sure to be one of the most anticipated records of 2021.

The group's self-titled 2019 album was widely praised by fans and critics, featuring a sound that harkened back to Queensryche's prime. A follow-up record is surprising however, given the difficulties Mularoni had with Tate during their first collaboration, which the guitarist discussed in July 2019 with Aardschock Magazine...

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December 1, 2020

Chris DeGarmo Joins Lily Cornell Silver on Alice in Chains' 'Black Gives Way to Blue'

It wasn't the solo performance fans may have hoped for, but an understated Chris DeGarmo was the perfect accompaniment for Lily Cornell Silver's musical debut at tonight's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) 2020 Founders Award event honoring Alice in Chains.

The duo, with DeGarmo on acoustic guitar and Cornell Silver on piano and lead vocals, played "Black Gives Way to Blue," the melancholy, yet uplifting title track from Alice in Chains' 2009 comeback album. Dressed simply, and avoiding looking up at the cameras, the former Queensryche guitarist played with just the right amount of touch and subtlety he's known for, allowing Cornell Silver to shine...

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