Wednesday, July 10, 2013

GEOFF TATE's 'No-Gossip' Interview With 'The Metal Factory'

Jack Antonio spoke with QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate on the June 18 episode of "The Metal Factory" radio show on Insane Realm Radio. According to Jack, "this is a 'no-gossip interview' where Geoff talks about the music and the 'Operation: Mindcrime' 25th-anniversary tour." You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below.

"Frequency Unknown", the new album from the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE, sold around 5,500 copies in its first week of release in the United
States to land at position No. 82 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records is making available the "new and improved" mixes of "Frequency Unknown" to any customers who have purchased the original mix version and are
dissatisfied with the audio. Simply e-mail the label a scan of your
actual receipt for the physical CD to and they
will happily send you a replacement disc — at no charge whatsoever. No
questions asked!

"Frequency Unknown" was released on April 23. The CD was produced by Jason Slater at a studio in Northern California.

Asked about the decision to remix "Frequency Unknown" shortly before the album's release, Tate told "The Continental Breakfast With James & Raina": "We were a little rushed on the mixing end of it, so after listening to it back, we're having some of the songs remixed now before the album
comes out. But that's typical with records — you have to have them in on time. So sometimes you compromise in areas. Luckily, with this
situation, we get to go back and correct some areas in the sound where
we thought it was kind of lacking. So that's fine. I've done that on…
gosh… probably three quarters of the records I've ever made. It's no new thing, but it's a luxury when you get to fix it."

"Frequency Unknown" is packaged with bonus tracks — four QUEENSRŸCHE classics, newly recorded, including the smash hit single "Silent Lucidity". Guest musicians on the CD include K.K. Downing (JUDAS PRIEST), Chris Poland (MEGADETH), Ty Tabor (KING'S X), Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS), Lita Ford, Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER), Dave Meniketti (Y&T) and Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN).

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