Merciless abuse continues to be heaped on the current album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, as a new video compilation of withering fan insults surfaces — intercut with stunned reactions from Tate himself.
The clip, which was actually posted by Tate’s label, follows a call by Cleopatra Records for YouTube complaints about Frequency Unknown. Issued on April 23, 2013, the album is Tate’s first since an ugly split with the original Queensryche.
Both camps are continuing forward without one another, each with the band name “Queensryche.” Frequency Unknown was rushed out, likely in a move designed to get Tate’s version of the group to the market first — and then quickly remixed after howls from long-time supporters.
Fans were then encouraged to sample and purchase whichever mix they preferred, and then to post their thoughts on the new album — with a concert-package prize for the winner of this Tate-sryche rant contest.
Samples from the compilation above: “How the mighty have fallen.” “The biggest shit sundae the rock and metal industry has ever seen.” “I used to respect you, now I only despise you.”
It gets much worse, along the way. Tate appears throughout, looking nonplussed, though he never actually makes a vocal response. At one point, the singer is seen drinking a glass of wine — perhaps to take the edge off.
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