Geoff Tate Launches Contest To Slam His New Queensryche Album

Geoff Tate Launches Contest To Slam His New Queensryche Album

April 28, 2013

Geoff Tate is calling out all the bloggers and internet posters who have been slamming his new Queensryche album ‘Frequency Unknown’ by launching a ‘best rant’ contest. The ‘lucky’ winner will be able to meet Tate at Queensryche’s June 29th show in Seattle, Washington. ‘Frequency Unknown’ was released on April 23rd through Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records.

Contest information at states, “Do you really hate the new Queensryche ‘Frequency Unknown’ album? Have you already blogged about it online? Well metal geeks, if you got the balls to stand behind your opinion then here is the contest for you — stop hiding behind your computer keyboards and smart phones and show us how much you hate it by submitting your ‘video rant’ to us via YouTube video.

Start by giving us your real name on camera and proceed to rant away — Geoff Tate from Queensryche will film himself choosing the best video rant and will post online for your enjoyment. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle, Washington to see Queensryche in their hometown on June 29th, along with VIP special guest seating, meet and greet passes for after the show and a merchandise package worth $250 that he or she can feel free to either burn — or wear in style!”

Meanwhile John Moyer, the bassist and back-up vocalist for the alternative metal band Disturbed, will be standing in for Rudy Sarzo on 5 dates in May and June with Geoff Tate and his band Queensryche as they play ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ from start to finish. Rudy will take a short break to play with his band Rockstar in Russia and then will be back on the rest of the Queensryche tour dates in June.

“I am very excited and honored to have John Moyer stepping in for Rudy Sarzo on some of the upcoming Queensryche shows in May,” says Tate. “I have admired John’s work with Disturbed and look forward to his contribution to the Operation: Mindcrime presentation.”

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