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July 21, 2021

Queensryche Biography Cover Revealed! Book Set for Release in October

By Brian Heaton

Building An Empire: The Story of Queensryche will be released this coming October. The forthcoming first biography of one of progressive metal's pioneering bands was penned by James R. Beach with Brian L. Naron and Brian J. Heaton. The book's cover can be seen on the right.

The book will be issued by NW Metalworx Music in multiple formats, including a collector's edition hardcover, a standard paperback, and an electronic version that can be downloaded as a standalone .pdf, or purchased for the Amazon Kindle. The hardcover edition will feature a CD of rare audio interviews with Queensryche and an exclusive poster. Pre-orders will start in August on nwmetalworxmusic.com, and later on Amazon.com and other online retail sites.

“We're excited to finally publish the definitive story of Queensryche,” James Beach said. “After providing fans with 40 years of great music, we're delighted to help celebrate the band's success by telling its rich history.”

Building An Empire: The Story of Queensryche examines how the band evolved from album to album, weaving new interviews with the band members' family and friends to help tell this honest, riveting tale of how five guys from Seattle's Eastside overcame the odds to become one of the most respected bands in hard rock and heavy metal. Paul Suter, the acclaimed writer from Kerrang! who broke the story on Queensryche in early 1983, penned the book's Foreword.

“When starting on this project, our goal was to write something everyone, from the hardcore fan to the casual listener, could read and learn something new about Queensryche,” said Brian Naron. “We're confident we've achieved that and can't wait to share this with the world.”

"The story of Queensryche has so many twists and turns and it needed to be unraveled," Heaton adds. "At the same time, we wanted to do that with an emphasis on the band's knack for persevering through every obstacle thrown at them. Queensryche is an undeniable success and we hope our words encourage readers to further appreciate the band's music."

Brian Heaton is the founder of AnybodyListening.net, and a co-author of Building An Empire: The Story of Queensryche, the band's first biography, due October 2021 on NW Metalworx Music.

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