Thursday, February 02, 2006

Revolution Calling: Mindcrime II

Today is the 62nd birthday of Graham Nash, ...yes, of Crosby, Stills, and NASH. Graham is a tremendous songwriter and performer. Feliz Cumpleanos, amigo.

On a bigger (to me) note, it has been announced that Mindcrime II will be released in the spring. The original Operation: Mindcrime (1988) and subsequent live box set, Operation: LIVECrime (2001), is a hallmark of concept albums. Queensryche (minus Chris DeGarmo) may have drifted out of favor with Kurt Loder and the rest of the fascists over at MTV, but their last offering I picked up shows they are still creating great music, great art, and are asking some big questions.

Coincidentally, the story of the album focuses on revealing Sister Mary's killer and is set to be released worldwide on April 4th...the day Martin Luther King was killed.

You can get pre-release tracks and track listings here.

Oh, and did I mention that Ronnie James Dio will be lending his voice for the part of Dr. X?

3 Comments:

At 4:28 PM, Blogger corey bounds said...

i dont get it. is the album a sequel of the same cd re-done. sorry never really listen to them.

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger scott m said...

Another bloody metalhead ... :-P

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger tom cottar said...

LOL, Scott. Long live the power chord....

Yeah, the second album is actually part 2 of the story. I don't expect many of the readers here to be 'Ryche fans...

Lead singer, Geoff Tate, has a background in opera as well as about an 8-octave range...

I'm stoked...

 

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