A progressive metal band which originated in Seattle, Washington in 1981. Their earliest material had a very gothic/technopunk metal edge, with obvious progressive influences like Pink Floyd and Queen, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. In later years their progressive sound evolved into what is considered to be their high point with Operation: Mindcrime in 1988. In the '90s the band shifted directions with a more mainstream sound in Empire and experimentation with Promised Land. Their most recent works represent a further exploration of their musical talents, however many fans consider them to have peaked long ago.

The band (past and present):

Geoff Tate (1981-Present): Vocals
Chris DeGarmo (1981-1998): Guitars
Kelly Gray (1998-Present): Guitars
Michael Wilton (1981-Present): Guitars
Eddie Jackson (1981-Present): Bass
Scott Rockenfield (1981-Present): Drums


1983 Queensrÿche (EP)
1984 The Warning (Album)
1985 Live in Tokyo (Live Video)
1986 Rage for Order (Album)
1988 Operation: Mindcrime (Album)
1989 Video: Mindcrime (Video)
1990 Empire (Album)
1991 Operation: Livecrime (Live Boxed Set)
1992 Building Empires (Video Retrospective)
1994 Promised Land (Album)
1996 Promised Land (Interactive CD-ROM)
1997 Hear in the Now Frontier (Album)
1999 Q2k (Album)

credits: http://www.queensryche.com