Queensryche

If anything has become clear from the drama surrounding Queensrÿche, it's that both versions of the band are better off this way.

It would have been hard to imagine, not too long ago, that Queensrÿche would once again be one of the biggest stories in the world of metal.

Few voices in the history of rock and metal have been both legendarily lauded and applauded. Geoff Tate is one the these. As the frontman for Queensryche, Tate sold millions of records, and earned millions of fans with his piercing vocals. With a unique tone and an almost limitless range, Tate helped define what a metal singer could be. Now, with that band's status in turmoil, Tate readies the release of his second solo album, “Kings & Thieves”. The record is a modern take on the rock music that made him a star, as well as another left turn for an artist always willing to surprise. Geoff recently took the time to answer some of our questions.

Geoff Tate's second solo album arrives at a time that long seemed impossible. The erstwhile leader of Queensrÿche, his voice was more than synonymous with the band's legacy.