Iris Interviews: Geoff Tate (Operation: Mindcrime, ex-Queensrÿche)

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Written interview!

Interview with Geoff Tate of Operation: Mindcrime

Geoff Tate recently released his second studio album with his band Operation: Mindcrime, named Resurrection (you can read my review of that album here). It’s a follow up of the album The Key, and the second part of the trilogy. Geoff and Iris did an interview via Skype in October, where they talked about the album, the tour and more! Continue reading

Operation: Mindcrime – Resurrection (2016)

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Resurrection is the second studio album of Geoff Tate’s project named Operation: Mindcrime, and is also part two of a trilogy story. The music is very catchy rock and metal, alternated with more progressive moments and twists, and contains the recognizable voice of mister Tate. The production isn’t too good sadly. Most of time it sounds very “clogged” when it comes to the mix, like you suffering from an ear infection that clogged up your ears, but somehow some bits and pieces sound fresh and more open. Too bad, because the music itself is good and enjoyable. The bass is heavy and present, which I quite like. It reminds me a bit of Queensrÿche’s early 2000’s music. It’s quite a long album because it’s over one hour long. Continue reading

Backstage with Iris! Interviews with Michael Wilton (Queensrÿche), Steve Vantsis (TILT/Fish), and Novatia!

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Eight episode of Backstage with Iris! Not one, not two, but three interviews!

The first interview you will hear is with Michael Wilton of Queensrÿche. Iris interviewed him backstage, right before his gig at the Boerderij Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. Second interview you will hear is with the Dutch band Novatia. That interview also took place in the Boerderij Zoetermeer. The last interview you will hear is with Steve Vantsis of TILT. Iris interviewed him via Skype. Three amazing and very interesting interviews, something you really don’t want to miss!!

You can listen to the interview here:

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Announcement: Backstage with Iris! Interviews with Michael Wilton (Queensrÿche), Steve Vantsis (TILT/Fish), and Novatia!

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This Saturday (September 24th) at “Backstage with Iris” on ISKC Rock Radio:

Not one, not two, but three interviews!

The first interview you will hear is with Michael Wilton of Queensrÿche. Iris interviewed him backstage, right before his gig at the Boerderij Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. Second interview you will hear is with the Dutch band Novatia. That interview also took place in the Boerderij Zoetermeer. The last interview you will hear is with Steve Vantsis of TILT. Iris interviewed him via Skype. Three amazing and very interesting interviews, something you really don’t want to miss!!

Please join me in the chat room during the show here: http://iskc.rocks/?page_id=952

Show starts at 9 PM CET – 8 PM UK TIME – 3 PM EDT – 12 PM PDT*

I also made an event page for it on Facebook, go click on the link for more info (and don’t forget to click on ‘Interested’ or ‘Going’, so that you will get a notification an hour before the show starts):

https://www.facebook.com/events/518909578302381/

More information about Queensrÿche:
https://www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial/
http://www.queensryche.com/

More information about Novatia:
https://www.facebook.com/novatiamusic/
http://www.novatia.nl/

More information about TILT:
https://www.facebook.com/TILTuk/
http://www.tiltband.co.uk/

Listening Link 192 kbps: http://iskc.rocks/?page_id=721
Listening Link 320 kbps: http://iskc.rocks/?page_id=2046
Website: http://www.iskc.rocks/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ISKCWebradio

Missed the show? No worries, I will upload it afterwards on Mixcloud and this website!

Don’t forget to tune in for Lucas’ Metal show before mine, which starts at 6 PM CET (12 PM EDT)!

(* Yes, show starts exactly at that time, so if you don’t want to miss the first part of the interview, please tune in on time!)

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Roving reporter’s latest news!

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Hey! ‘sme! Yes, as you’ve probably seen on this website, I’m back on track with reviews, interviews and tons of other stuff! Wooptidoo! this is what I’ve been up to lately… Continue reading

Operation: Mindcrime, Live At 013 Tilburg, 27 November 2015

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I know the band Queensrÿche for quite some years, sadly I never had the chance to see the band live. Geoff Tate, the former singer of Queensrÿche, was going to play the band’s well known album Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety at 013 in Tilburg. Since Geoff isn’t the current singer of Queenrÿche anymore he made his own band, carrying the same name as the mentioned album. Geoff surrounded himself with wonderful musicians for which some are very well known; Kelly Gray (Queensrÿche/Slave Of The System) on guitars, John Moyer (Disturbed) on bass guitar, Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) on drums, Randy Gane on Keyboards and Scott Moughton on guitars. Continue reading