QUEENSRŸCHE: Part Two Of New Video Interview With GEOFF TATE

The second in a three-part series of video clips in which QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate talks speaks candidly about the band’s new album, “Dedicated To Chaos”, can be seen below. In this clip, Tate talks about how getting started on a new record can be so challenging and how the writing process has been completely different on this album as compared to previous releases.

QUEENSRŸCHE will take part in a very special performance and meet-and-greet for those fans who purchase the band’s new album, “Dedicated To Chaos”, at East Street Records. The first 300 fans to pick up the CD from Easy Street on release day, June 28, will get a ticket to the QUEENSRŸCHE CD-release party at the Hard Rock in Seattle, Washington on June 30. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and QUEENSRŸCHE will play a short set at 8 p.m. and then sign CDs and meet and greet everyone in attendance.

Easy Street locations:

Easy Street Records Cafe
4559 California Ave SW # 200, Seattle, WA
(206) 938-EASY(3279)

Easy Street Records
20 Mercer St, Seattle, WA
(206) 691-EASY(3279)

In a recent interview with the U.K. branch of Roadrunner Records, singer Geoff Tate stated was asked if there is a particular theme or concept running through “Dedicated To Chaos”. “What we tried to do on this record was really just tap into our creative side and to celebrate the creativity with having a varied record,” he said. “It’s a collection of songs that is indicative of the band at this point in its career. We have a lot of variety in the music on this record.”

When asked whether the band approached the recording of the new album in a different way than they did previous releases, Tate said, “In some ways yes, in some ways no. We usually try to sit down and kind of map out a little bit of an outline or game plan as to what we wanna try to accomplish with a record. And this one was really about trying to capture a wide variety of music. We wanted to explore the freedom of not having a theme or a concept to adhere to, but to really explore our creativity and see where we could take our music.”

Regarding the title of the new album, Tatesaid, “The title ‘Dedicated To Chaos’ is really a statement from the band. We’re dedicated to creativity. Chaos is the place where creativity lives, it’s the beginning, the origin of creativity, and we’re dedicated to that, no matter what the cost. We define ourselves with each record and I think that’s something that’s very rare in today’s world where everyone is very concerned about conforming to a stereotype to become a product in order to be sold. And I think that’s one of the things that’s kept QUEENSRŸCHE going all these years — that reluctance to conform to somebody else’s idea of who we are supposed to be.”

“Dedicated To Chaos” will be released on June 28 in North America via Loud Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists. The band is currently touring in support of the new opus, which was recorded in the group’s hometown and produced by Kelly Gray.

“Dedicated To Chaos” track listing:

01. Get Started
02. Hot Spot Junkie
03. Got It Bad
04. Around The World
05. Higher
06. Retail Therapy
07. At The Edge
08. Broken
09. Hard Times
10. Drive
11. I Believe
12. Luvnu
13. Wot We Do
14. I Take You
15. The Lie
16. Big Noize

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Photo by Andy Batt

 

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