For more than three decades, heavy metal legends Queensrÿche have been delighting fans with their amazing live shows and captivating studio recordings. If you have an opportunity to catch a Queensrÿche concert you should take it.
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Who Is Queensrÿche?
Queensrÿche is comprised of lead vocalist Todd La Torre, guitarist Michael Wilton, guitarist Parker Lundgren, bassist Eddie Jackson, and drummer Scott Rockenfield.
Wilton, Jackson, and Rockenfield have been with Queensrÿche since their inception. The other two founding members include vocalist Geoff Tate and guitarist Chris DeGarmo.
Tate left Queensrÿche in 2012 and DeGarmo in 1997.
How Did Queensrÿche Gets Its Name?
Queensrÿche was originally called “The Mob” but they soon learned of an established band by that name.
Their manager asked them to come up with a new name and the band looked to the title of the first song on their demo tape, “Queen of the Reich” for inspiration.
The metal umlaut over the “ÿ” looks cool, but according to the band it confuses people on how to pronounce their name.
Does Queensrÿche Support Nazism?
Obviously, Queensrÿche does not support Nazism; the allegation is ridiculous. Yet, with a name like “Queensrÿche” the question is bound to be asked.
Anticipating the questions, the band changed the spelling of “reich” to “rÿche.” In German, “reich” can mean realm, kingdom, or empire.
Where Are Queensrÿche From?
Queensrÿche formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington—Bellevue is located on the other side of Lake Washington from Seattle.
The band released their debut album, Warning, in 1984. It was, however, their albums Operation: Mindcrime (1988) and Empire (1990) that put Queensrÿche on the map.
Over the years, Queensrÿche has sold more than 20 million albums and earned three Grammy Award nominations.