This is the German release of "Rage for Order" is the 1998 full-length studio album released by the American Progressive Heavy Metal band Queensrÿche. Photographs for the album cover were taken by Moshe Brakhe. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.
Album Description & Collectors information:
Queensrÿche's third studio album, "Rage for Order", was released in 1986 and is widely regarded as a landmark in the development of progressive metal. The album features a unique blend of heavy metal and progressive rock, with complex song structures, intricate guitar work, and thought-provoking lyrics. The German 12" LP vinyl edition of the album features a striking design with the band's logo and title in bold red letters against a black and white background.
The album's opening track, "Walk in the Shadows", sets the tone for the rest of the record with its driving rhythm and memorable guitar riff. Other standout tracks include "I Dream in Infrared", a moody ballad with soaring vocals and a haunting melody, and "Gonna Get Close to You", a cover of a 1980s hit by Canadian singer Lisa Dalbello that features Queensrÿche's signature blend of heavy metal and progressive rock.
One of the key strengths of "Rage for Order" is the band's ability to seamlessly blend different styles and genres into their music. From the industrial-inspired rhythms of "Surgical Strike" to the acoustic balladry of "The Killing Words", the album covers a wide range of musical territory while maintaining a cohesive sound and vision.
The lyrics on "Rage for Order" are also notable for their depth and complexity. The album deals with themes of technology, social isolation, and the human condition, and the lyrics often explore these themes with a poetic and philosophical approach.
This album "Queensryche Rage for Order" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos
"Rage for Order" is the second album of Queensryche
Music Genre:Melodic Heavy Metal
The album: "Queensryche Rage for Order" was produced by: Neil Kernon
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Neil Kernon, Dave "The Rave" Ogöivie, Rob "The Knob" Porter and Keith Cohen
This album was recorded at: M.D.H. Studios. Bellevue, WA. Le Mobile Remote Sound Studio, Mushroom Studios, Vancouver, Canada.
Mixed at Yamaha Studios, Glendle, CA
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and has been very successful. Between 1982 and 1990 he has been mastering several dozen of heavy metal albums. He has worked with many famous musicians and has been credited on a number of hit albums. Grundman is known for his expertise in the mastering process, and his studio is considered to be one of the best in the industry. He has won several Grammy Awards for his work and is highly regarded in the music industry.
Album concept: Queensryche
Album cover design: Glen Parsons
Album cover photography: Moshe Brakhe
Record Label Information:EMI America 1C 064-24 0579 DMM
Media Format:12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country:1988 Made in Germany
Complete Track-listing of the album "Queensryche Rage for Order"
The detailed tracklist of this record "Queensryche Rage for Order" is:
Light Blue Colour 1C 064-24 0579 Record Label Details: DMM ℗ 1988 EMI America Records , GEMA/STEMRA
Queensrÿche was a heavy metal band that emerged in the 1980s and quickly established itself as one of the most innovative and musically accomplished bands in the genre. Their unique blend of progressive rock, heavy metal, and hard rock earned them a dedicated following, and their albums have become classics of the era.
Formation and Early Years
Queensrÿche was formed in 1980 in Bellevue, Washington, by guitarist Michael Wilton, drummer Scott Rockenfield, and guitarist Chris DeGarmo. They were soon joined by bassist Eddie Jackson and vocalist Geoff Tate, who would become the band's defining frontman.
The band's early years were marked by a series of lineup changes, but they steadily built a following in the Pacific Northwest club scene. They released their debut EP, "Queensrÿche," in 1983, which caught the attention of major labels. They signed with EMI Records and released their first full-length album, "The Warning," in 1984.
Queensrÿche's musical style was characterized by complex song structures, intricate guitar work, and sophisticated lyrics. Their sound combined elements of progressive rock, heavy metal, and hard rock, and they were known for their use of unconventional time signatures and complex arrangements.
Their early albums, including "The Warning" and "Rage for Order," were heavily influenced by the progressive rock bands of the 1970s, such as Pink Floyd and Rush. However, they also incorporated elements of contemporary heavy metal and hard rock, which gave their music a unique edge.
One of the defining features of Queensrÿche's music during the 1980s was their use of concept albums. Their third album, "Operation: Mindcrime," released in 1988, is widely considered to be one of the greatest concept albums of all time. The album tells the story of a young man named Nikki who is brainwashed by a political organization to become an assassin.
The album's intricate storyline and complex arrangements earned critical acclaim, and it helped to establish Queensrÿche as one of the most innovative and ambitious bands in the genre. They followed up with another concept album, "Empire," in 1990, which dealt with themes of power, corruption, and morality.
Queensrÿche's innovative approach to music and their willingness to experiment with new sounds and concepts earned them a dedicated following, and they enjoyed considerable commercial success during the 1980s. "Operation: Mindcrime" and "Empire" both reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, and their music videos were frequently played on MTV.
Queensrÿche's legacy during the 1980s is that of a band that pushed the boundaries of heavy metal and helped to redefine the genre. Their unique blend of progressive rock, heavy metal, and hard rock paved the way for other bands to experiment with new sounds and concepts, and their influence can be heard in the music of countless bands that followed.
Although the band has undergone numerous lineup changes since the 1980s and their sound has evolved, their early albums remain classics of the era and continue to inspire new generations of musicians. With their musical innovation and uncompromising approach to their art, Queensrÿche stands as one of the most important heavy metal bands of the 1980s.