Friday, July 21, 2023

Queensryche's First Gold Album "Empire"

Queensryche is honored here at a award ceremony in 1990 at the height of their popularity with their first gold record "Empire". The group was a Seattle Progressive Metal Band that received global recognition. Their monster hit single from the LP was titled "Silent Lucidity" and peaked on Billboard at #9 while their album broke into the Top Ten Chart at #7. Pictured (L-R) EMI NW Regional Promotion Mgr.-Phillip Rauls, bassist-Eddie Jackson, vocalist-Geoff Tate, drummer-Scott Rockenfield, guitarist-Michael Wilton, EMI West Coast Marketing Dir.-Rob Gordon and guitarist-Chris Degarmo. Queensryche has released 16 studio albums and several DVD's and continue to tour and record to this day.


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