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Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo Revisit Queensryche 'Empire' On 25th Anniversary

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Dallas, TX - Oct 1, 2015.  InTheStudio.Net, the web home for North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands , celebrates the 25th anniversary of Queensryhe Empire.

Coming on the heels of their breakthrough concept album Operation: Mindcrime, Queensryche delivered yet another curve ball with the release of their 1990 multi-million seller Empire.  Stretching the boundaries of Hard Rock Queensryche's timeless ballad 'Silent Lucidity' would catapult both band and song to the top of the charts, culminating with a Grammy performance in 1992 with famed orchestral arranger the late Michael Kamen. 

Former co-founders Chris DeGarmo and Geoff Tate share their thoughts on the Empire era of Queensryche with InTheStudio host Redbeard.

'We just got into songs and not really the theme. We loved the theme, we were very proud of Mindcrime and loved what we did. But it was that shaking it up... wanting to go some place else. That's kinda where our heads were focusing on less is more. I remember us talking about less is more as we got into Empire, because I think Mindcrime was an excess of a lot of things, but the right amount probably for that given project. But when we entered the Empire writing stage. It was 'let's deconstruct this thing here'.  - Chris DeGarmo

Geoff Tate admits that not every Queensryche fan or music critic was prepared to let the band out of the heavy metal box.

'The box is their (the record labels) definition of you. They use it to advertise what it is you do and explain what it is you do. But as a musician, as an artist you tend to want to try to experiment with what you do. Therefore the definition of the box becomes different with each project at least for us.'   -  Geoff Tate

Queensryche Empire@25 /InTheStudio interview is available now: http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/queensryche-empire-25th-anniversary/

Direct Link to Queensryche: 'http://www.queensrycheofficial.com'

Direct Link to Operation Mindcrime: 'http://www.operationmindcrime.com'

Direct Link to InTheStudio website: 'http://www.inthestudio.net'

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2015