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Incredibly talented progressive rock band that is often incorrectly defined as an "80s metal" band. Although they formed in the 80s, Queensryche has continually released studio albums every few years since their inception in 1983, most recently the album "Tribe", which was released in July, 2003. They are currently working on Operation Mindcrime II, a sequel to what is arguably their most popular album and also one of the first concept albums to enjoy commercial success, "Operation Mindcrime." Queensryche has remained fresh and retained their enormous, rabidly loyal fan base by continually re-inventing themselves, while, unlike many rock bands with their origins in the 80s, "selling out" to current trends, such as nu-metal. They were recently voted the "Number 8 Greatest American Rock Band" in a USA Today poll.

The band is composed of all the original members (Eddie Jackson, Michael Wilton, Geoff Tate, and Scott Rockenfield), with the exception of lead guitarist Chris DeGarmo, who left the band in 1997 amid a great deal of controversy, due to a difference in artistic vision between himself and the singer, Geoff Tate. The current guitarist replacing Chris is Mike Stone.
"Queensryche's most underrated album is most certainly "Promised Land". A dark, introspective album fusing a myriad of musical styles, this album was truly a work of genius, both lyrically and musically."

"Queensryche should not be referred to as an 80s metal band, as they have continually been producing music since that time, and their current musical style is far from the screaming-banshee stylings of the 80s."
by RedMktg August 01, 2005
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A band that fucking owns you.
Operation: Mindcrime beats all shit nu-metal bands into the ground. Queensryche owns.
by Wicker Man December 17, 2005
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why did you do it?
by jessy November 29, 2003
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An 80's band that redifined heavy metal and goth metal, the band formed out of seattle in 1982 and had released their first cd in '83 that was self titled. their biggest hit was probably silent lucidity off of the album empire. probably one if the best bands ever and one of my favorites.
Dude! Queensryche kicks some major ass! DUDE I KNOW!!!
by Iain March 23, 2004
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an intelligent progressive heavy metal band from Seattle. They released their first album in 1983 and has always stood out from other heavy metal bands in the 80s and beyond. They released the concept album "Operation Mindcrime" in 1988, earning the respect of fans and critics alike. Singer/keyboardist Geoff Tate has a stunning voice often described as "operatic". All of their albums range from good to great. Check out "Mindcrime", "Empire", "Tribe" and "The Art of Live".
I saw Queensryche at a club near a university 2 years ago and they are dynamic performers. Queensryche, who are inspired by Pink Floyd and Rush and other bands, are often referred to as the "thinking man's heavy metal band". Check them out live.
by I Saw U2 Live Twice November 08, 2006
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A word associated with musical wisdom. Lyrically poetic and logical which leaves an impression upon one's mind. Theatrical and emotional representation of music and self expression. Sounds of clear and beauty with perfect pitch and precision. The voice of perfection and by far superior amongst all others. As a whole it can create and recreate again and again presenting it each time or each chapter different then the last; Never the same.
A Poets line in a rhyme of silence: No one can hear when your S*c*r*e*a*m*i*n*g***I*n*d*i*g*i*t*a*l***
by a message from Doctor X July 18, 2005
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Friggin awesome band. End of discussion.
by Pyromon January 24, 2005
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