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Formed: 1981 in Bellevue, WA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Scott Rockenfield, Chris DeGarmo, Eddie Jackson, Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton
Biography: Although they were initially grouped with the legions of pop-metal bands that dominated the American heavy metal scene of the '80s, Queensrÿche were one of the most distinctive bands of the era. Where their contemporaries built on the legacy of Van Halen, Aerosmith, and Kiss, Queensrÿche constructed ...Read full biography
Released: 1990
Label: EMI
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One of the most praised metal albums of the late '80s, Operation: Mindcrime was an extremely tough act to follow. But while Empire isn't quite on a par with that gem, it is certainly one of the most absorbing ...Read full review
Operation Mindcrime
Released: 1988
Label: EMI
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Queensrÿche scored their breakthrough success with the ambitious concept album Operation: Mindcrime, which tells the story of a fortune hunter whose disillusionment with Reagan-era American society leads ...Read full review