Former Queensrÿche frontman Geoff Tate has unveiled a second video to promote the forthcoming release of ‘The Key’, the debut album by his new progressive metal outfit Operation: Mindcrime. Entitled ‘Burn’, the clip follows hot on the heels of the current single ‘Re-Inventing The Future’.
Like its predecessor, ‘Burn’ is directed by Seattle filmmaker Jamie Burton Chamberlin, and it sees Tate and
his band performing in the back of a stretch limo with an array of changing guests.
’The Key’ is released on Frontiers Records on 18th September and is the first part of a trilogy from the iconic
vocalist. Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform for Tate that continues in the spirit of the classic
Queensrÿche album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as his music and intertwining the intensity
of his past with the progressive, provocative mindset that has made him one of rock music’s most resolute
forces. HIs 13 album tenure with his former band was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying
results; ’The Key’ continues in that fine tradition.
Joining Tate are a hard-hitting cast of familiar faces and new collaborators: bass players Dave Ellefson
[Megadeth, Metal Allegiance] and John Moyer [Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob], drummers Simon Wright [AC/DC],
Scott Mercado [Candlebox] and Brian Tichy [Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne], guitarists Kelly Gray [Queensrÿche] and
Scott Moughton [Geoff Tate], keyboardist Randy Gane [Myth] and vocalist Mark Daly [The Voodoos].