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Last Updated: September 29, 2020

January 1, 2021

Detailing 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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November 25, 2020

Universal Japan Reissuing Operation: LIVEcrime and Hear in the Now Frontier

Universal Japan is reissuing Queensryche's Operation: LIVEcrime and Hear in the Now Frontier on December 9 (December 18 in the United States). The latest versions are marketed as "limited low-priced reissues" featuring bonus tracks.

Don't rush to pre-order them just yet, fellow Rychers. The reissues unfortunately do not contain any previously unreleased material. They appear to be simple reproductions of the 2003 remastered versions of the albums...

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November 18, 2020

Chris DeGarmo to Perform at Founders Award Honoring Alice in Chains

Former Queensryche guitarist and songwriter Chris DeGarmo will appear at the 2020 Museum of Pop Culture Founders Award event, honoring Alice in Chains.

DeGarmo is among dozens of artists scheduled to play a tribute performance at the show—a who's who list of rock and metal royalty that includes Metallica, Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Mastodon, and members of Soundgarden. The show will be held online, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and will start at 6 p.m. Pacific...

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