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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #945 on: October 31, 2013, 12:48:10 PM »
Um...why?


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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #946 on: October 31, 2013, 01:02:20 PM »
In a dramatic turn of events, I actually have a screenshot of the post in question.




Huh.  I always thought it was a Star Wars reference.  (Although, now I find out that that character's name is actually spelled "Bossk".)

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #947 on: October 31, 2013, 02:55:14 PM »
In a dramatic turn of events, I actually have a screenshot of the post in question.




Huh.  I always thought it was a Star Wars reference.  (Although, now I find out that that character's name is actually spelled "Bossk".)

So glad I asked now. Didn't understand a word (or number of it except for the bit about having nothing better to do  :biggrin:)

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #948 on: November 01, 2013, 11:28:21 AM »
Okay, check this out.  VERY good quality of Queensryche playing NM156 last night.  One thing that makes this performance extra special is that this is the first time in YEARS (I don't recall the exact date, but I believe it goes back to the early '90s) that they have played the song in its entirety without chopping off the ending and/or the last half of the guitar solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Yq909-kBs
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #949 on: November 01, 2013, 11:46:10 AM »
Sounded pretty good, but jeez, the band looked bored out of their minds.  Not saying they have to run all over the stage, but there was a severe lack of energy on stage.  Maybe I am just remembering how great it was on the Promised Land tour when Tate's performance of it was phenomenal (back when he still had a voice and a good stage presence).

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #950 on: November 01, 2013, 01:18:25 PM »
Okay, check this out.  VERY good quality of Queensryche playing NM156 last night.  One thing that makes this performance extra special is that this is the first time in YEARS (I don't recall the exact date, but I believe it goes back to the early '90s) that they have played the song in its entirety without chopping off the ending and/or the last half of the guitar solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Yq909-kBs

Let's see Tate and his employees try that. On second thoughts, I'd rather not.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #951 on: November 15, 2013, 12:35:11 PM »
I was just shopping for tickets for Tommy Emmanuel and saw that QR is performing a month earlier, I had to stop for a second and think about which one it was, it's tateryche.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #952 on: November 16, 2013, 04:23:07 AM »
I have to jump into this thread to put in my two cents.  My apologies if I'm way off topic:  I really really like the new QR album.  Todd is an incredible talent, and the music finally sounds like Queensryche again in my opinion.  The album is quite a bit on the short side, but I appreciate quality over quantity; I'd rather they put out 38 minutes of consistently solid music (which they did) than 75 minutes of filler just to use up the whole CD.

Without having to look through the whole thread, has anyone heard Tateryche's album?  I haven't even bothered with it because I find Tate's behavior over the past year or so to be so childish.  I heard part of the song "Cold" and it wasn't that bad, but it just didn't sound like Queensryche at all.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #953 on: November 16, 2013, 11:12:28 AM »
Without having to look through the whole thread, has anyone heard Tateryche's album?  I haven't even bothered with it because I find Tate's behavior over the past year or so to be so childish.  I heard part of the song "Cold" and it wasn't that bad, but it just didn't sound like Queensryche at all.

Yeah. In all honesty, I actually like two of the songs on it, but the rest is really bland and poor. I do think Dedicated To Chaos is worse than Frequency Unknown though.
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #954 on: November 17, 2013, 02:22:11 AM »
I heard part of the song "Cold" and it wasn't that bad, but it just didn't sound like Queensryche at all.

That is by far the best song on the album.  The rest is absolute crap, one of the worst albums I've ever bought, if not the worst.


I was just shopping for tickets for Tommy Emmanuel and saw that QR is performing a month earlier, I had to stop for a second and think about which one it was, it's tateryche.

Fuck, would have been awesome if it was the realy Queensryche.  Tommy Emmanuel is amazing, one of the best guitarists in the world, so underrated.
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #955 on: November 17, 2013, 08:29:55 AM »
Sounded pretty good, but jeez, the band looked bored out of their minds.  Not saying they have to run all over the stage, but there was a severe lack of energy on stage.  Maybe I am just remembering how great it was on the Promised Land tour when Tate's performance of it was phenomenal (back when he still had a voice and a good stage presence).

Wilton and jackson have always been trees on stage when I've seen them - DeGarmo and Tate had all the stage presence and now they have neither.  I do like Todd though ............new album was decent (best in ages) and looking forward to see if they can take it to the next level.   Not too many bands have put 3 albums back to back of the quality of RFO through Empire.
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #956 on: November 17, 2013, 09:31:22 AM »
When I saw them live back in July, Wilton and Jackson were pretty inanimate and while Parker was better, he wasn't much better. Out of all of them, Todd and Scott looked like they were having the most fun.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #957 on: November 17, 2013, 10:52:09 AM »
If my memory serves me right, the band has had an issue or two behind-the-scenes with their touring management lately, so that's probably it. And of course, who knows if they've been dealing with even more behind-the-scenes problems with Tate lately either. They'll probably liven up next year, once the trial is behind them.

The whole band was really passionate and lively when I saw them back in March, and I was right at the front of the stage when I saw them.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #958 on: November 24, 2013, 06:47:20 PM »
Queensryche - Ad Lucem (mini movie)

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #959 on: November 25, 2013, 12:21:49 AM »
The video is well done and the music flows nicely throughout

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #960 on: November 25, 2013, 09:53:46 AM »
Todd shows off his drum chops at a sound check.  A little sumpin' sumpin' for the DT folks at the 2:20 mark....

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #961 on: November 25, 2013, 11:44:39 AM »
I knew it was gonna be that drum part.  ;D

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #962 on: November 27, 2013, 05:45:29 PM »
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #963 on: January 14, 2014, 11:46:17 AM »
So yesterday they posted a video for Don't Look Back on their Facebook page, but mentioned this interesting tidbit in the post:

"The first tune Michael and Todd wrote together....lot's more in the works, tracking vocals today for some new material as well!!"

So they're working on new stuff already? Awesome!
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #964 on: January 14, 2014, 12:11:56 PM »
I wouldnt be surprised if something is released this year.  And hopefully that court case is done in the next couple of weeks and they can just focus on the music.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #965 on: January 14, 2014, 02:37:31 PM »
Yeah, I think 12 months after the first record is more than capable for them to release a new album.
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #966 on: January 14, 2014, 02:43:13 PM »
Just master the thing competently this time please.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #967 on: January 14, 2014, 02:46:02 PM »
Just master the thing competently this time please.

+1 . I haven't even listened to the new disc due to all the folks saying the master is shite.

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« Reply #968 on: January 14, 2014, 03:18:21 PM »
Just master the thing competently this time please.

+1 . I haven't even listened to the new disc due to all the folks saying the master is shite.
Its a great album. The only 2 issues are the length and the mastering.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #969 on: January 14, 2014, 03:26:40 PM »
I really couldn't call the album great. We're our expectations so low that this constitutes as great?

My expectations were very low, because as far as I'm concerned, this band still put out shitty music for years, Tate or no Tate. I'm generally OK with the album, but it feels like a quick EP and the real album is to come. Their next album, IMO, needs to be a LOT better than what they released last year. A LOT.
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #970 on: January 14, 2014, 03:39:35 PM »
I really couldn't call the album great. We're our expectations so low that this constitutes as great?

My expectations were very low, because as far as I'm concerned, this band still put out shitty music for years, Tate or no Tate. I'm generally OK with the album, but it feels like a quick EP and the real album is to come. Their next album, IMO, needs to be a LOT better than what they released last year. A LOT.

I played it tonight and yes, its a great QR album to me. I'm more likely to reach for this than Promised Land. And certainly anything since then. Yes we have been starved of anything resembling QR for a long time but this set of songs is enjoyable even without all the drama attached. IMO.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #971 on: January 14, 2014, 03:49:44 PM »
I really couldn't call the album great. We're our expectations so low that this constitutes as great?

My expectations were very low, because as far as I'm concerned, this band still put out shitty music for years, Tate or no Tate. I'm generally OK with the album, but it feels like a quick EP and the real album is to come. Their next album, IMO, needs to be a LOT better than what they released last year. A LOT.

I played it tonight and yes, its a great QR album to me.

Agreed 100%.  I get that in terms of quantity, it feels like a quick EP.  There just isn't enough there.  They needed to make the songs a bit longer, and they needed maybe another couple of songs.  But in terms of the quality of what is there, yes, this was an excellent album.
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #972 on: January 14, 2014, 04:06:14 PM »
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #973 on: January 14, 2014, 04:51:19 PM »
The new QR was very very good.  But I think it was a pretty safe release for the band.  With that being said, I've played this thing many times throughout the year and find it quite addicting; similar to the new DT.  But I expect the next QR release (hopefully this year) to be a step up.  The band should know Todd better and I expect some experimentation with sounds and lengths.  Plus I would like some heavier material to come out of it too.

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #974 on: January 14, 2014, 05:02:25 PM »
I really couldn't call the album great. We're our expectations so low that this constitutes as great?

My expectations were very low, because as far as I'm concerned, this band still put out shitty music for years, Tate or no Tate. I'm generally OK with the album, but it feels like a quick EP and the real album is to come. Their next album, IMO, needs to be a LOT better than what they released last year. A LOT.

I'd agree with that - a mid range effort and I feel expectations did play a part in the fawning reception it received.  I'm as excited as anyone about QR getting back to something resembling their best , but I also want to see improvement on this effort.  They've admitted themselves that it was rushed out and , for me , I'm not sure there's too many songs on it that I like from start to finish.  There's usually something in the songs that doesn't sit right with me -  eg Repentance...............love the chorus , don't like the pre-chorus.

I do think they have the right man fronting now , so the potential is surely there.  Just a matter of whether Wilton and Co. have the songs.

Like Lowdz I would probably be more likely to play this than Promised Land - but then other than One More Time I don't play much off that anyway :)
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #975 on: January 14, 2014, 05:04:54 PM »
I agree with TAC.  I like the album a lot.  I use the word great with albums for the true gems.
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #976 on: January 15, 2014, 06:14:05 AM »
I do think they have the right man fronting now , so the potential is surely there.  Just a matter of whether Wilton and Co. have the songs.

That's a big "if". I still need convincing on that one.



Like Lowdz I would probably be more likely to play this than Promised Land - but then other than One More Time I don't play much off that anyway :)

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #977 on: January 15, 2014, 06:23:49 PM »
Just master the thing competently this time please.

+1 . I haven't even listened to the new disc due to all the folks saying the master is shite.
Its a great album. The only 2 issues are the length and the mastering.

Agree.  "Great" may be a little strong.  Very, VERY good is where I'd put it.
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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #978 on: January 15, 2014, 07:38:19 PM »
Lowering the volume and then applying a bass boost equalizer actually makes the album a little easier on the ears, but then, we shouldn't have to do that...

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Re: Queensryche - Geoff Tate is out; Todd La Torre is in (p. 26)
« Reply #979 on: January 16, 2014, 05:07:17 AM »
I think the album is amazing, and the production is way too loud, but for some reason it doesn't bother me all that much.
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