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Operation: Mindcrime
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"Operation: Mindcrime" is a progressive metal band that is fronted by the former lead singer of Queensrÿche, Geoff Tate, and features members John Moyer (also known for being in Disturbed) and Simon Wright (also known for his work with AC/DC,Ronnie James Dio),Kelly Gray,Randy Gane,Brian Tichy and Scott Moughton. The group signed a worldwide deal in December 2014 with Frontiers Music Srl for its coming releases.
Tate was fired from Queensrÿche in 2012, as his relationship with the rest of the band had deteriorated. The acrimonious split caused a considerable amount of discord among fans and major lawsuits began. Tate filed suit for wrongful termination while the band counter-sued citing what it alleged as violent behavior by Tate. With an ongoing court case over the rights to use the name 'Queensrÿche' going on, Tate announced his own line-up under the name, leading to two bands using the name while actively touring at the same time.
Tate was allowed, according to the settlement, to perform with his own line-up under the name 'Queensrÿche' until his tour concluded on August 31, 2014, after which his group announced they would adopt the official name 'Operation: Mindcrime'.


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