Operation: Mindcrime release details and track list for new album ‘The New Reality’
Operation: Mindcrime featuring former Queensrÿche frontman Geoff Tate have released details and the track list for the group’s upcoming new studio album The New Reality, which will complete the album trilogy planned by Tate after the records The Key and Resurrection.
The following was posted in part on Frontiers Music Srl‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “The New Reality” on December 1, 2017. “The New Reality” is the third and final chapter in the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate (Official) that follows a little over one year after the release of the second chapter, “Resurrection“, in 2016 and about two years after the first chapter, “The Key“. Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensrÿche vocalist’s iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces and frontmen. Joined by a cast of musicians, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, & Mike Ferguson, whose talent and resumes speak volumes for the quality of musicianship that will be on display here, “The New Reality” is a another fine progressive rock/metal entry from Tate.
Geoff Tate sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way. The landmark concept album “Operation: Mindcrime” thrust Tate‘s unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by “Empire” in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than 3 million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples, “Silent Lucidity” and “Jet City Woman.” By the time the band released “Promised Land” in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. From “Operation: Mindcrime to “Promised Land” through 2009’s overlooked gem “American Soldier” – Tate‘s ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans – Tate‘s 13 album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results. “The New Reality” carries on that musically adventurous tradition.”
Track List for The New Reality:
01. A Head Long Jump
02. Wake Me Up
03. It Was Always You
04. The Fear
05. Under Control
06. The New Reality
07. My Eyes
08. A Guitar In Church?
09. All For What?
10. The Wave
11. Tidal Change
12. The Same Old Story