Queen of the Reich

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11 tracks
Running time
45:35

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Nightrider 4:33 12,846
2 Prophecy 3:59 11,712
3 Deliverance 3:41 13,465
4 N M 156 4:38 6,319
5 Child of Fire 4:37 11,858
6 Before the Storm 4:19 11,165
7 Guitar Solo 1:12 207
8 Blinded 3:27 11,767
9 The Lady Wore Black 5:28 23,670
10 Warning 4:46 23,014
11 Take Hold of the Flame 4:55 26,268

About this album

Created in 1981 in a demo tape by “The Mob” (later known as Queensrÿche), “Queen of the Reich” is still considered one of the best Queensrÿche songs to date. “Queen of the Reich” was first recorded on the Queensrÿche (aka Queensrÿche EP) along with “The Lady Wore Black”, “Nightrider”, and “Blinded” the band actually had a bit of trouble getting Geoff Tate (their current singer) to sing, since he already had a band as well. The song is also featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

This song was also the basis for the band’s new name. The spelling was altered from “Queensreich” to avoid connotations with Nazi Germany.

Notably, the first Vocalist of the Progressive Metal band, Dream Theater, Chris Collins covered this song for his audition for the band.

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  • sabbatino

    @indesignkat That concert was recorded in 1984, but the bootleg itself was released in 1990.

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • indesignkat

    The image above is from a german bootleg in 1984. Queensryche probably had nothing to do with it. The Queensryche EP was solid black with their signature funky font.

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • sabbatino

    @DeliciousVomit Sorry to break it for ya, but this came out as a bootleg around 1990 while Chaly was with Overkill since their first demo "Power In Black" in 1983. Don't call yourself an Overkill fan if you don't know shit about the band. You should've kept your mouth shut. That way you would look smarter.

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Veinrot

    Get your own fucking logo, Overkill

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DeliciousVomit

    i hate to break it to ya but this came out before the Overkill record with the same image... and this is coming from a huge Overkill fan

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • MivkoVanMikko

    Yeah what a fake! Queensryche with Overkill bat, FAIL!

    14 Dec 2011 Reply

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