Operation: Mindcrime release video for “Re-Inventing The Future”
Operation: Mindcrime have released today a video for the song “Re-Inventing The Future” from their forthcoming studio record The Key, which will be released on September 18, 2015 via Frontiers Music srl.
Operation: Mindcrime is the brainchild of former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate who adopted the name for his new band after a settlement was finally reached with respect to his legal dispute against his former Queensryche bandmates.
Back on April 27, 2014, the two sides released the following joint statement: “We wanted to let Queensryche fans around the world know that an amicable settlement has been reached between Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Geoff Tate with regard to the future of the Queensryche name.”
The agreement between the two sides stipulated that original Queensryche members Wilton, Jackson and Rockenfield, as well as newer members Todd LaTorre and Parker Lundgren, would be the sole band recording and touring as Queensryche. Original Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate, who had formed a second version of the band, would perform, record and pursue “other creative endeavours” but retained the exclusive right to perform the concept albums Operation: Mindcrime and Operation: Mindcrime II in unique performances. Tate provided the following comments soon after the settlement was reached: “They bought the name from me. But I retain Operation Mindcrime. It’s sort of similar to the Pink Floyd situation where Roger Waters retained The Wall. Mindcrime was my thing and my story, so it’s appropriate that I keep that. So they will continue on as Queensryche, and I will continue on as me.” Tate was allowed to do a brief Queensryche “farewell” tour in the summer of 2014, which ended on August 31, 2014.
Since then, the talented frontman has been hard at work on Operation: Mindcrime‘s debut album The Key.