Today we take a trip back to 1982 to the self titled EP by Queensrcyhe which was released independently on 206 records and reissued in 1983 by EMI.
When Queensryche, who were originally called The Mob, were getting ready to go into the studio, they called upon singer Geoff Tate, who was in another band at the time, to sing on their upcoming recording. The band, upon their manager’s urging, changed their name to Queensryche and released the EP which received glowing reviews and prompted Tate leave his current band to join the Queensryche full-time.
In support of the EP, Queensryche went out on tour and opened for bands like Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister and released Queen of the Reich as a single as well as a video for the song. The classic lineup for the EP includes: Geoff Tate – vocals, Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo – guitars, Eddie Jackson – bass and Scott Rockenfield – drums. Scott’s brother, Todd designed the symbol known as the tri-ryche logo.