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QUEENSRYCHE – QUEENSRYCHE (EP) – METAL REWIND

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L to R: Geoff Tate, Scott Rockenfield, Chris DeGarmo, Eddie Jackson, Michael Wilton

Hey Metalheads, Happy Wednesday. Hope you’re having a great week so far. Today we take a trip back to 1982 to the self-titled EP by Queensrcyhe which was released independently on 206 records and reissued in 1983 by EMI.

When Queensryche, originally called The Mob, were getting ready to go into the studio, they called upon singer Geoff Tate, who was in another band at the time, to sing on their upcoming recording. The band changed their name to Queensryche after “The Mob” was not available and released the EP which received glowing reviews and prompted Tate to leave his current band to join Queensryche full-time.

In support of the EP, Queensryche went out on tour and opened for bands like Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister. They released “Queen of the Reich” as a single and shot a video for the song. The classic lineup for the EP includes Geoff Tate – vocals, Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo – guitars, Eddie Jackson – bass and Scott Rockenfield – drums.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “QUEEN OF THE RYCHE”

SANCTUARY GUITARIST LENNY RUTLEDGE PODCAST INTERVIEW NOW STREAMING!!!

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week so far. I wanted to reshare the latest episode of The Metal Wire podcast where I interview  Sanctuary guitarist, Lenny Rutledge. If you haven’t already checked it out, you can listen via the link below.

Lenny talks to us about the re-issue of their 1990 album, “Into The Mirror Black” and shares some great stories about his time in Sanctuary, Warrel Dane and updates us on where the band is headed for the future

Thank you to everyone for your support and very special thanks to Lenny for a great interview. Enjoy everyone!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #8 – INTERVIEW WITH SANCTUARY GUITARIST LENNY RUTLEDGE

THE METAL WIRE PODCAST #8 – INTERVIEW WITH SANCTUARY GUITARIST LENNY RUTLEDGE

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week so far. I am very excited to share the latest episode of The Metal Wire podcast where I interview  Sanctuary guitarist, Lenny Rutledge.

Lenny talks to us about the re-issue of their 1990 album, “Into The Mirror Black” and shares some great stories about his time in Sanctuary, Warrel Dane and updates us on where the band is headed for the future

Thank you to everyone for your support and very special thanks to Lenny for a great interview. Enjoy everyone!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #8 – INTERVIEW WITH SANCTUARY GUITARIST LENNY RUTLEDGE

QUEENSRYCHE – QUEENSRYCHE (EP) – METAL REWIND

Queensryche band

L to R: Geoff Tate, Scott Rockenfield, Chris DeGarmo, Eddie Jackson, Michael Wilton

Hey Metalheads, Happy Wednesday. Hope you’re having a great week so far. Today we take a trip back to 1982 to the self-titled EP by Queensrcyhe which was released independently on 206 records and reissued in 1983 by EMI.

When Queensryche, originally called The Mob, were getting ready to go into the studio, they called upon singer Geoff Tate, who was in another band at the time, to sing on their upcoming recording. The band changed their name to Queensryche after “The Mob” was not available and released the EP which received glowing reviews and prompted Tate to leave his current band to join Queensryche full-time.

In support of the EP, Queensryche went out on tour and opened for bands like Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister. They released “Queen of the Reich” as a single and shot a video for the song. The classic lineup for the EP includes Geoff Tate – vocals, Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo – guitars, Eddie Jackson – bass and Scott Rockenfield – drums.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “QUEEN OF THE RYCHE”

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND TO SEE LIVE?

Hey Metalheads! I hope you’re having a great week so far. This month it’s all about your FAVORITE BAND LIVE and I want to hear from you. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite band live. Last week it was Scorpions vs. Queensryche. My choice:

SCORPIONS

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Here are this week’s choices:

KISS

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VS.

VAN HALEN

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e know in the comments below who your favorite is. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

QUEENSRYCHE – QUEENSRYCHE (EP) – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1982 to the self-titled EP by Queensrcyhe which was released independently on 206 records and reissued in 1983 by EMI.

When Queensryche, originally called The Mob, were getting ready to go into the studio, they called upon singer Geoff Tate, who was in another band at the time, to sing on their upcoming recording. The band changed their name to Queensryche after The Mob was not available and released the EP which received glowing reviews and prompted Tate to leave his current band to join Queensryche full-time.

In support of the EP, Queensryche went out on tour and opened for bands like Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister. They released “Queen of the Reich” as a single and shot a video for the song. The classic lineup for the EP includes Geoff Tate – vocals, Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo – guitars, Eddie Jackson – bass and Scott Rockenfield – drums.

CHECK OUT THE CLASSIC VIDEO FOR “QUEEN OF THE RYCHE”

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND TO SEE LIVE?

Hey Metalheads! I hope you’re having a great week so far. This month it’s all about your FAVORITE BAND LIVE and I want to hear from you. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite band live. Last week it was Judas Priest vs. Iron Maiden. My choice:

JUDAS PRIEST

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Here are this week’s choices:

SCORPIONS

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VS.

QUEENSRYCHE

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I look forward to your responses. Let me know in the comments below who your favorite is. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

QUEENSRYCHE – QUEENSRYCHE (EP) – METAL REWIND

Queensryche band

L to R: Geoff Tate, Scott Rockenfield, Chris DeGarmo, Eddie Jackson, Michael Wilton

Today we take a trip back to 1982 to the self-titled EP by Queensrcyhe which was released independently on 206 records and reissued in 1983 by EMI.

When Queensryche, originally called The Mob, were getting ready to go into the studio, they called upon singer Geoff Tate, who was in another band at the time, to sing on their upcoming recording. The band changed their name to Queensryche after The Mob was not available and released the EP which received glowing reviews and prompted Tate to leave his current band to join Queensryche full-time.

In support of the EP, Queensryche went out on tour and opened for bands like Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister. They released “Queen of the Reich” as a single and shot a video for the song. The classic lineup for the EP includes Geoff Tate – vocals, Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo – guitars, Eddie Jackson – bass and Scott Rockenfield – drums.

CHECK OUT THE CLASSIC VIDEO FOR “QUEEN OF THE RYCHE”

QUEENSRYCHE – EYES OF A STRANGER – METAL REWIND

Queensryche band

L to R: Geoff Tate, Scott Rockenfield, Chris DeGarmo, Eddie Jackson, Michael Wilton

Happy Friday Metalheads. In honor of Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield and former guitarist Chris DeGarmo’s upcoming birthdays this weekend, let’s go back to 1988 to their third album “Operation: Mindcrime” for the track “Eyes of a Stranger.”

Operation: Mindcrime is a conceptual album that follows the story of Nikki, a recovering heroin addict who became disillusioned and frustrated with contemporary society and ended up joining a secret organization dedicated to revolution. As the album unfolds, we go through Nikki’s journey and the final track on the album “Eyes of a Stranger” summarizes the story of his journey and the feeling that he is looking at a total stranger when looking at himself in the mirror now that he is clean.

This song is a fan favorite and the number 1 song in the band’s setlist. The song charted at #35 on the Billboard chart in the US and #59 on the UK singles chart and was also ranked at #67 in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Metal Albums of all Time” in 2017.

Happy Birthday guys!!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “EYES OF A STRANGER” BELOW

 

 

 

80’s HONORABLE MENTIONS

Happy Wednesday Metalheads, hope you’re having a great week. To finish of this month’s Top 5 lists of my favorite 80’s bands, albums and videos, I wanted to mention some of the bands, songs and videos that didn’t make the Top 5 but definitely rank right up there with my favorites. I’ll pick one artist, band, album, video and song from each category that I never get tired of and if I was stranded on a desert island I’d have to have these with me.

OZZY OSBOURNE

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One of my all-time favorites, my metal collection wouldn’t be complete without the Ozzman.

DOKKEN

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The first song I heard by Dokken was “Breakin’ The Chains” and I was hooked. Each album just got better and better and I never get tired of listening to them

QUEENSRYCHE – OPERATION: MINDCRIME

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A perfect concept album from start to finish and no disputing definitely a classic

QUIET RIOT – METAL HEALTH

This was one of the very first metal videos I had ever seen and no matter how many times I see this video I’m still hooked

Let me know what some of your 80’s honorable mentions are in the comments below! I look forward to reading your responses!