Alan Dixon from Canada’s The Metal Voice recently caught up with ex Queensryche singer Geoff Tate prior to his performance on the current Avantasia tour in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 23 2019. Tate Spoke about recording and performing with Tobias Sammet‘s Avantasia, new album and project Sweet Oblivion which will be released June 14 on Frontiers, current solo tour and Queensryche.
Watch the interview here:
When asked about recording and performing with Avantasia
“Tobias Sammet typically writes for the singer, he writes something within that singer’s range and melodic interests. Tobias is very talented, very easy and wonderful to work with. During the writing process we send each other ideas back and forth, the virtual studio, the Internet. Then when we get close to where we like it, we meet up at a physical studio, in this case in Frankfurt, Germany and record it there.
I am having a great time not only in the recording studio but out on the road touring. The band rehearsed for abut two weeks before all the singers came then we had a week of rehearsals with the singers and then we hit the road. ”
When asked about his new project ‘Sweet Oblivion’ and it’s musical Direction
“It’s the name of an album I did with a wonderful Italian guitar player named Simone Mularoni he and i put this album together. Some of the songs are kid of reminiscent of older Queensryche.”
When asked about his current tour playing all of the Opertaion Mindcrime album
“I started touring the Operation Mindcrime album in it’s entirety as a 30 year celebration of the album . The tour went through 24 countries and I am still doing dates and I think it ends in June 2019 in North America about two weeks left. Then I think I am finished touring with that and I can do something else.”
“Moonglow” was released on February 15 via Nuclear Blast. The album debuted at No. 1 in Germany and also cracked the Top 10 in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and Spain.
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.
“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