Deluxe 2CD and Digital Packages Feature Remastered Original Album Plus 13 Bonus Tracks, Including 10 Previously Unreleased Live Recordings
Queensrÿche has partnered with Capitol/EMI for the November 9 release of an expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the band’s triple platinum-certified breakout album, Empire. The new 2-CD and digital packages both include the remastered album, featuring six hit singles, including the #1 smash “Silent Lucidity,” as well as 13 bonus tracks, among them 10 previously unreleased live performances recorded in 1990 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The 2-CD package is presented in a lift-top box with five postcards, a fold-out poster and a booklet featuring photos from the band’s personal archive.
After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988’s critically acclaimed Operation: Mindcrime, Queensrÿche broke into the mainstream across North America and abroad with the 1990 release of Empire. In the U.S., the album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and its hit ballad “Silent Lucidity” quickly became a heavy rotation staple at rock radio and on MTV, topping Billboard’s Modern Rock singles chart and earning Queensrÿche the coveted MTV Viewers Choice Award for the song’s music video. Empire also made the U.K.’s Top 10, and the album’s international success led to Queensrÿche’s 18-month headlining “Building Empires” world tour, the band’s longest trek to date.
Empire also features the Billboard Top 10 Modern Rock hits “Jet City Woman” and “Another Rainy Night,” the Top 20 single, “Anybody Listening?,” and the Top 30 singles “Best I Can” and Empire.” In addition to the aforementioned live recordings, Empire (20th Anniversary Edition)’s bonus tracks include “Last Time in Paris” from the Ford Forlaine soundtrack, “Dirty Lil’ Secret,” and the band’s cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair.”
Since forming in Bellevue, Washington in 1981, Queensrÿche has sold more than twenty million albums around the world. For more information, visit Queensrÿche’s official web site: http://www.queensryche.com
(20th Anniversary Edition)
1. Best I Can
2. The Thin Line
3. Jet City Woman
4. Della Brown
5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
8. Silent Lucidity
9. Hand On Heart
10. One And Only
11. Anybody Listening?
12. Last Time In Paris [Bonus Track]
13. Scarborough Fair [Bonus Track]
14. Dirty Lil’ Secret [Bonus Track]
DISC 2 (previously unreleased: all tracks recorded live 11/15/90 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon)
2. Walk in the Shadows
3. Best I Can
5. The Thin Line
6. Jet City Woman
7. Roads To Madness
8. Silent Lucidity
9. Hand On Heart
10. Take Hold Of The Flame
The Queensrÿche Cabaret
Oct 28 VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, Kansas City, MO
Oct 29 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
Oct 30 Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mount Pleasant, MI
The “Best of” Tour
Oct 31 Buffalo Wild Wings, Mesa, AZ
Nov 13 Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV
Dec 30 D&R Theatre, Aberdeen, WA
Jan 22 Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, NV
Soundgarden’s video for “Black Rain” is currently the iTunes Free Video of the Week. The offer started this Tuesday and will end on Monday October 18th at approximately midnight. “Black Rain” comes off of the bands recently released career-spanning retrospective, Telephantasm.
Directed by Brendon Small, the co-creator of Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse” “Black Rain” is the first artist-driven music video to be based off of the show. Soundgarden members – Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Sheperd – are transformed into avatar-robot controllers as they patrol the streets of a post-apocalyptic Seattle defeating evil. The video builds up to an epic phosphorescent robot battle in space. “I’m a gigantic Soundgarden fan and it was so much fun bringing them into our warped Metalocalypse world,” said Small about making the video. “Black Rain” is the hit single from the new Soundgarden album, “Telephantasm,” and available on iTunes now!
LINK TO FREE OFFER: http://itunes.apple.com/us/video/black-rain/id393430555
Check out the video clip below!
SLAYER’S VINYL CONFLICT BOX SET AVAILABLE NOW
This Thursday (10/14) at 3:30 PM ET Slayer guitarist Kerry King will be stopping by ESPN Sportsnation to chat with fans about his love of Raider Nation, his life in Slayer, and the recent release of the Vinyl Conflict box set. Fans can start submitting their questions for Kerry here: http://es.pn/c66vMR
For nearly 30 years, Slayer has been the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band anywhere. Graphic lyrics, saturated in controversy and disturbing imagery…the frenzied guitar playing, powerful vocals, and unrelenting pounding drums at breakneck speed…the unparalleled concert performances…the shocking and blood-fueled albums all have kept their rabid, head-banging fans enthralled in mayhem.
For the first time in the band’s storied history, The Vinyl Conflict collects all 10 original Slayer albums from American Recordings and puts them together in this limited edition box set. Each album has been remastered from the original flat master tapes and is pressed on the highest quality 180-gram audiophile vinyl. Also included are reproductions of the original LP artwork, including inner sleeve art, all in heavyweight, litho-wrapped chip jackets. From 1986’s Reign In Blood to 1994’s Divine Intervention to 2009’s World Painted Blood, it’s all here, it’s all on vinyl and it’s all original Slayer.
Sportsnation chat page: http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/34948/slayer-kerry-king
Vinyl conflict buy link: http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/slayer/features/5604536
Grab the new White Wizzard song “We Rock”
The brand new single from WHITE WIZZARD featuring new singer Peter Ellis. This new song is a tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is available to buy from iTunes on Monday 18th October and as limited edition 7 inch vinyl only at the UK headline dates listed below.