Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is best known for his work with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche. Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him and his band as a major influence. Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Geoff and his band have become internationally recognized as the thinking man's rock band. The band's first three albums -- their self-titled EP (1983), The Warning (1984) and Rage for Order (1986) -- all hit gold status selling over 500,000 units each. With the release of their landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime (1988) -- which won critical and popular acclaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall -- Queensrÿche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over. Following the album's platinum success, Queensrÿche released Empire, which quickly entered the Top Ten on the Billboard charts, eventually generating sales of more than three million copies. The album featured the hugely popular hit, "Silent Lucidity," which would be the band's first Top Ten single (#9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart). Queensrÿche would ultimately perform the Grammy nominated song live at the Grammy awards accompanied by a supporting orchestra. In all, the band has been nominated for a Grammy four times and has had their music featured in three feature films. In March of 2009, Queensrÿche released American Soldier (via Atco/Rhino Records), a concept album inspired by veterans' stories that examines the consequences of war from the soldier's perspective... yet another effort that will solidify the band in rock history. In the year 2010, they carried on their immense creativity by presenting the Queensryche Cabaret, which was heralded as "the first adults only rock show." This year, the band celebrated their 30th Anniversary in rock by releasing Dedicated to Chaos (Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud) and, once again, toured extensively. Since their inception, the band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has performed in over 22 countries. Today, Queensrÿche is world renowned for their innovative, trend-setting sound and continues to enjoy incredible success, performing for sold-out audiences worldwide.
Born From Ashes
Born from Ashes is an archetype combining high octane hard rock with obsessive chaos propelling duelling vocals and guitar harmonies with unrelenting, vigorous rhythms. Evading the breed of the over-abundant, monotonous metal bands, Born from Ashes, formed in 2006, as an anti-stigmatic group bridging the gap between hard rock and metal in Orlando’s music scene.
Releasing their first demo EP online to a worldwide audience in 2006, followed up with a successful 2008 digital release, BFA gained notoriety with their track, "Desertion" on Orlando’s 101.1 WJRR.com. In late 2012, Born from Ashes released their first music video for their single “Pressure,” a cover of a Billy Joel song that expanded their marketability outside the normal crowds for rock and metal bands and is continuing to help increase their following all over the US. BFA are currently in post-production on their newest studio album, “Better Left Unsaid," and has performed a forthcoming track from the album live on Orlando’s real radio 104.1 in October of 2012. A supporting tour to their release is in development.
Born from Ashes owns the stage like no other bands in Central Florida. As a viewer, BFA will connect with you and include the entire venue to create an energy that is almost tangible and with a sound as versatile as theirs, they can play with almost any band in the rock community. In 2012 alone, they have opened for many national acts including, (hed)PE, Soil, Nothing (featuring members of Mushroomhead), Diecast, Eye Empire, and Ekotren, where in some cases, they actually outsold the other bands in ticket sales.