Geoff Tate's 30th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime - Till Death Do Us Part, Ripped, Bound Alive
Geoff Tate celebrates the 30th Anniversary of one of the best-selling rock concept albums, Operation:Mindcrime - certified Platinum and named as one of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time”. Come again and follow Nikki through his journey of a corrupt society as he gets involved with a revolutionary group along with Father William, Dr. X and Sister Mary.
Geoff and his electric band will perform the album in its entirety, featuring the hits “Revolution Calling”, “I Don’t Believe In Love” and “Eyes Of A Stranger” along with a greatest hits set featuring “Jet City Woman” “Empire” and the forever signature “Silent Lucidity”.
Mindcrime is the new creation to tribute ' Queensryche', one of the greatest progressive rock/metal bands ever. Mindcrime is comprised of seasoned musicians that strive to faithfully recreate 'Queensryche' with technical precision, stellar and convincing multi-octive vocals, blazing fast guitar riffs, thunderous bass and hard hitting percussion. ' Mindcrime' is the quintessential 'Queensryche' Experience!
Ripped: RIPPED are a four piece hard rocking band with strong pop overtones in their music. Based in Burlington, Ontario in Canada their music has made a serious impact on the US market with the release of their new album, Blow Your Mind”. But first a little background on the band to wet your whistle. RiPPED was conceived and brought to fruition in 1998 with their first demo "Emotions" that attracted their new manager Gerry Young of Current Records & Management (Parachute Club, Martha & the Muffins). With the guidance of an experienced veteran of the international music scene on their side and a strong repertoire of new rock/pop music, Ripped secured their first record deal with Sextant Records / EMI Distibution in early 2002.
The album "Bloodshot" was given a great welcome by Canadian radio. "Make it Happen", produced by the pop rock legend Mike Hanson of Glass Tiger, made it on over 20 radio stations across the country. This was followed up with the great success of "Misery", produced by rock legend Jamie Stewart (The Cult). Video was also good to RiPPED ... "The Haunting" was on rotation at Edge TV and was used as part of the final credits for the feature film "Insight of Evil" (2003) by Slasher Films
Leap ahead to 2004, RiPPED hook up with producer Ashton Price of Morph Productions (Kazzer, Sony Publishing) to embark on their greatest adventure. This was the beginning of "Blow Your Mind" , the sophomore release of RiPPED. Once again, Sextant Records is hot to grab the new sounds and signs them to a second record.
The sound has changed for RiPPED ....they bring more harmonies, bigger guitars, new melodies, and special effects that are inspired and compared to Garbage, Evanescence & No Doubt. They have now attracted big time producers to finish the mixing and give them that big radio sound. Dave "Rave" Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Skinny Puppy) and Dan Brodbeck (The Salads, Jersey, Delores O'Riodan) did the mixing for the singles "Show Me" , "Anodyne" & "A Daily Ritual" . These songs are now ready for the New rock & Hit Radio of 2007 and beyond.
RIPPED have produced an eclectic mix of beautiful, powerful, hard hitting and edgy enjoyable songs that take you on an emotional journey through the joy and despair of life love passion and all the things that make life worth living. As performers, we like to sing about things that affect us emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, and physically: how we feel about getting by in life and what happens to each of us individually and as a collective unit. Recently signed to Mike Puskas of DEAD Famous Artist Management, the band head back into the studio to start work on their follow up to. “Blow Your Mind” in May 2007.
ABOUT THE ALBUM “Blow Your Mind”
The album is an eclectic mix of (10) hard hitting and pop focused tracks that are well delivered by sexy front woman, Sandra Lee Olender. A special bonus on the new album is the band's cover of the classic "Call Me" by Blondie.... they have taken the song and made it their own... creating a hard rock, gothic version that has people talking and saying this is the next break through cover/remake of 2005. It is a real treat to hear the sultry vocals of Sandi, cutting guitars of Moody, rhythmic bass of Attila and Mind Blowing production of Ashton Price in this must hear rendition of one of the great New Wave songs of the 80's.... RAWK ON BABY!!