Frontiers Music Srl has announced the release of an exciting new project featuring legendary former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate on lead vocals, dubbed SWEET OBLIVION on June 14. The first single and video from the album, "True Colors", can be viewed below.
SWEET OBLIVION sees Tate teaming up with a stellar cast of Italian musicians led by Simone Mularoni, the mastermind of prog metal masters DGM. Musically, this album marks a return to the more melodic metal style for Tate and showcases a fine collection of songs highlighting the great talents of Mularoni and his cast of musicians.
Tate says: "I was approached by Frontiers to do this record and am pleased I took this chance. It's an album filled with fun and I believe a lot of the fans who dig the old QUEENSRŸCHEsound will enjoy this one."
Mularoni adds: "I grew up listening to the '70s and '80s rock and metal bands and, of course, QUEENSRŸCHE's classic albums are among my favorites ever. Having the opportunity and luck of working together with a musical giant like Geoff Tate has been a real blessing on both the human and the artistic side. I asked a few amazing musicians and friends to help me out and together we delivered a bunch of classic heavy rock songs in which I tried to fuse a more contemporary approach with a classic QUEENSRŸCHE vibe… The performances are amazing!"
"True Colors" sets the pace for the entire release and shows what the listeners can expect from this record. Excellent musicianship and a sound that harkens back to the massive melodies and hooks of classic albums like "Empire", "Rage For Order" and "Operation:Mindcrime".
"Sweet Oblivion" track listing:
01. True Colors
02. Sweet Oblivion
03. Behind Your Eyes
04. Hide Away
05. My Last Story
06. A Recess From My Fate
09. The Deceiver
10. Seek The Light
Produced by: Simone Mularoni
Geoff Tate - Vocals
Simone Mularoni - Guitars, Bass
Emanuele Casali - Keyboards
Paolo Caridi - Drums