QUEENSRYCHE: Queen Of The Reich CD E.P + 1 bonus track. original recording NOT the remastered. Check video.

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Queensrÿche Queensrÿche
Label: EMI CDP-7-90615-2
Format: CD, Mini-Album, EP
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Tracklist
1 Queen Of The Reich 4:25
2 Nightrider 3:48
3 Blinded 3:06
4 The Lady Wore Black 6:16
5 Prophecy 4:00

Bass Eddie Jackson
Drums Scott Rockenfield
Guitar Chris DeGarmo, Michael Wilton
Producer Neil Kernon (tracks: 5), Queensrÿche
Vocals Geoff Tate

Recorded at Triad Studios, Redmond, WA, late summer 1982.
Track 5 is a bonus track. It was recorded during the “Rage For Order” sessions. The EP only contained the first four tracks.

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In 1983, Queensryche exploded onto the metal scene with this EP. A little known band from Bellevue, WA, it was by pure chance that KERRANG! Magazine got their hands on this EP and wrote an article heralding it as the future of metal. The world would never be the same.

All these years later, this EP has aged extremely well. The music takes hold of you once you hear Geoff Tates amazing scream in the beginning of the title track, and it never lets you go. If someone were to hear this music for the first time in the present day, they may not think much of it, but for 1983, it was a groundbreaking release. Backing up Tate are the bands two most important songwriters, lead guitarists Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton, as well as Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). This lineup would remain the same for the next fifteen years. Geoff Tate, in my opinion, is the greatest rock/metal vocalist of all time.
The title track, ‘Nightrider,’ ‘Blinded,’ and ‘The Lady Wore Black’ are all metal classics that can be listened to thousands of times. In addition to Tates vocals, both DeGarmo and Wilton were already writing and playing some of the most well constructed and creative solos on this record. They were in their late teens/early 20s, but their solos were totally flawless. When this album was re-released in 1986, the bonus track ‘Prophecy’ was added. I have always felt this track was a hidden gem in the Queensryche catalog and I would even say its better than the rest of the tracks on this EP. The solos are full of tremolo action, finger tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and arpeggios. One of my favorite aspects of DeGarmos and Wiltons solos is theres always a healthy balance between technique and feeling. I always felt this was missing in most other metal from the early 80’s.
If you’re new to Queensryche, I would buy this EP along with THE WARNING and RAGE FOR ORDER.

CHECK:

Metal Hammer 147, 4/97 Apr 1997. Queensryche on cover, Iced Earth on cover, Judas Priest, Sepultura, Magnum, Sodom, Warlord

KERRANG No.516 October 1994 Excellent Condition + 5 posters + 4 postcards. QUEENSRYCHE on cover, IRON MAIDEN, DANZIG, Poison with Pamela Anderson

Metal Hammer 179, 11/99 Nov 1999. Queensryche on cover, My Dying Bride on cover HUGE POSTER Ozzy Osbourne HUGE POSTER Iced Earth

Metal Hammer 222, 6/2003 June. Queensryche on cover, Kreator on cover, Metallica, Fates Warning, Derek Sherinian, Sonata Arctica

Metal Hammer 202, 10/2001 Oct. Queensryche on cover, Anathema on cover, Manowar, Kreator, Therion, Saxon, Virgo, Armored Saint

KERRANG No. 77 SEP 1984 Mint condition. Geoff Tate Queensryche on Cover, Iron Maiden in Poland, Spinal Tap, Queen, Dio, Ozzy, Marseille

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