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Screaming In Digital 192 (Queensryche Fanzine)
SCREAMING IN DIGITAL
The On-Line Queensryche Digest : Volume 192 - 22May95
"Futuristic 'Rychean discussion." - Michael Wilton
"Quite entertaining to read." - Chris DeGarmo
Produced in cooperation with the Queensryche Campaign fan club.
Hosted by Internet Online Services, a division of IDT.
Edited by Dan "Shag" Birchall
FTP : ios.com, /pub/users/qryche
WWW : http://www.ios.com/~qryche/
Screaming in Digital - Editor's Note
Hi, everyone! Sorry this issue is so late, but I've been very busy.
The company I work for (Internet Online Services) is letting me go at
the beginning of June, and I am working as quickly as I can to prepare
for a career as a consultant and line up consulting business.
(Shamless plug: e-mail me if you'd like to know more. :) Don't worry,
firstname.lastname@example.org will continue to exist.
Anyway, there's a good bit of material in here, including some news on
upcoming shows, and also a formal proposal for a
rec.music.artists.queensryche newsgroup. I don't know if I'll be
able to survive as a consultant and find time to edit this digest too,
and the bandwidth has been insane since the US tour started, so I hope
you'll all support the newsgroup proposal. It'd give us all somewhere
to communicate in between Mondays, at the very least.
The nice folks at EMI have asked me to remind you to request
Disconnected from your local radio stations, since the promo single
is out and should be getting some airplay. Also, they and I are
working on arranging a chat on IRC next Tuesday, May 30th - stay tuned
for details, and information on which member(s) of the band will be
Queensryche on the Radio - Michael
Tucson Show - Emily
Las Vegas Show - Jeff
Albuquerque Show - Samuel
Denver and Chicago Shows - Gerri
Sacramento Postponed! - Deborah
Hollywood OnLine - Kevin
CD-ROM Images on Tour - Mylene
Festivals in Germany - Robert
CD-ROM News? - Rich
Lady Jane - Eddie
Weather - Jim
Another Mindcrime? - Sean
Ticket Prices - Paul
Ticket Sale Dates? - Scott
Tapers Tickets - Joshua
San Jose Show - Michelle
Opening Bands - Bob
Disconnected DeGarmo? - Jared
Manassas Show - Jason
Empire Theme - John
Promised Land Meaning - Eric
Disappointment - Richard
Disappointment - Sandra
Who Killed Whom? - Andrew
Latin Lyrics - Alexandra
Baptism of Stains - Rich
Baptism of Stains - Al
The Killing Words Lyrics - John
Killing Words Lyrics - Johan
The Killing Words - James
Roads to Madness Whispers - Brenda
Roads to Madness Whispers - James
Triryche Origins - William
Meeting the Band - Brenda
Albuquerque Video Wanted - Jim
Videotape Wanted - Kevin
Background Available - Kerry
Show Bootleg Wanted - Joshua
Homepage - Kevin
Newsgroup Proposal - Dan
Neue Regel - News & Reviews
Queensryche on the Radio - Michael (email@example.com)
This Wednesday's show in San Jose will be broadcast live on the radio.
It will air at 11:30 PM Eastern time.
Tucson Show - Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Tucson show was more incredible than I even imagined it to be. I
was completely moved through the whole show. It was worth the driving
time and then some.
While we were waiting for the sound check to end, some kids on
skateboards asked me for fifty cents and I gave it to them. To make a
long story short, one of them got a side door opened with a skateboard
and we just walked right into the dark arena and there was the full
band singing Jet City Woman with the video and all. We were just awed
that we had walked in there. We must have stood there for a good 8
minutes before an usher "escorted" us out. All I can say is that it
was worth more then 50 cents!
Type O was really good. They had a huge amount of stage presence ad
they sand great songs. The crowd seemed to really enjoy them and I was
happily surprised that a lot of the people in the crowd seemed to know
the songs. When Queensryche took the stage, I was just overwhelmed.
Geoff had a business suit on and he looked good. He changed quite a
few times and he just looked like he was loving every minute of it.
The rest of the guys were just incredible also, they were all over the
stage and they were right on everything. The did all the great songs -
of course, every song is great - I really wanted to hear The Killing
Words, but they left that one out. They had a neat scene in Promised
Land and the video and light show was amazing all the way through.
The crowd seemed to also enjoy and sing along with most of the songs.
I would recommend the show to everyone who is a fan, it will only make
you appreciate the talent that these guys have more than ever. I will
be going to the San Antonio and Houston shows and I can't wait to see
Las Vegas Show - Jeff (email@example.com)
My wife and I went to the Las Vegas show on Sunday the 14th, and I
can't stop thinking about it. I have been to probably 25 major
concerts from Scorpions to Motley Crue to AC/DC to Van Halen, and this
took the prize. Not only was the music amazing, but the show kept me
involved down to the last second. My wife is a converted techno freak
and she was totally amazed at the professionalism of Queensryche.
Through SiD, I was able to meet up with Mike Perednis from Vegas - if
anyone is going to a future show, let everyone know and maybe you can
hook up with someone else who is going to the same show.
I was a little disappointed with the turn out of the crowd. Type O
Negative's singer made the comment after their first song that "This
is the best looking crowd of seats I have ever played to in my
career." By the time Queensryche came on, most of the seats were
filled, but not totally. Support these guys. It is a show not to be
missed! I still have goosebumps from when they played Eyes of a
Stranger, which in my opinion could be the most incredible song ever
Albuquerque Show - Samuel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tingley Coliseum was the site of the best concert I've ever seen in my
entire life on May 17. Queensryche was all that I expected and more.
They played flawlessly for 2:15 in front of a packed house. My
favorite songs were NM 156 and Screaming in Digital. Both of these
songs sounded much better than they sound on their respective CD's.
Geoff is shown on the video screens with his face painted white and
vampire teeth in his mouth during Screaming in Didital. It was
incredible. I saw 2 shows on the Empire tour in 1991, and the new show
is truly superior. Geoff easilly hit all of his high notes and the
band was perfect. I don't know how I will be able to see any other
shows this summer without comparing them to the Queensryche show and
being totally dissatisfied. They were incredible.
Denver and Chicago Shows - Gerri (email@example.com)
I've been to see the show twice now, and I'm looking forward to seeing
it again, as soon as I can find a city within driving distance of
Chicago - anyone in Chicago interested in road-tripping to Indiana,
please contact me personally! I'd love to find others in the city who
love the band as much as I do and who want to see the show again!
The show was fabulous and mind-boggling both times - I didn't think it
was possible, but the intensity level in Denver was greater than that
in Chicago. I think it may have had something to do with the fact that
the crowd was bigger in Denver. Brian's girlfriend wasn't the only one
crying that night - or in Chicago. My first glimpse was Scott getting
behind the drums and I nearly pitched head first over the railing, I
was so happy and excited! Seeing the boys again was a dream come true.
The first time I saw Queensryche play was for the Building Empires
tour and, at the time, it was the most incredible concert experience I
had ever had. I was just hoping this tour would equal that. To my
delight, it vastly exceeded my expectations. Geoff's voice is as
strong, if not stronger, than it ever was, the harmonies were tight,
Chris and Michael were spectacular, Scott was phenomenal - although
what's with the Plexiglass? - and Eddie has definitely come into his
own. The show left my friends and I speechless.
I wish that they had played more from the Empire album, but I can't
complain too much considering the boys gave me almost 2 1/2 hours of
their very best. It's nice to see musicians out there who don't have
to rely on the studio to make them sound good. My hat's off to them. I
was a bit disappointed, though, that they decided not to make any
personal appearances in Denver, as they had in Chicago. I missed them
in Chicago, being that even the concert was not very well publicized,
and was hoping to maybe catch up with them in Denver. It surprised me,
that they didn't, considering the turnout for the concert in Denver
exceeded that of Chicago. I'm sure there are many others out there who
would, like to see the band providing a few more interactive
opportunities. I realize that being on the road is exhausting, but
some of us have been waiting anxiously for 3-4 years just to see them
I was much happier with the choice of opening bands this time around.
Warrior Soul of the last tour was an extreme disappointment, getting
boos from the Denver crowd - and that's a tough thing to do - and so I
was dubious about Type O Negative. However, I was pleasantly
surprised. So were my friends. I stayed from beginning 'til end for
both shows (unlike some people) and I am most pleased that I did. I
especially appreciated the fact that the show ended with Someone Else?
It was like the band was gently letting the audience go, instead of
just kicking them out. All of the guys looked great. Kudos to Eddie
for growing his hair - it's beautiful!
The Denver radio station is to be commended on the airtime given to
Queensryche. I rarely hear anything by the boys on the Chicago
stations - I heard something every day while home on vacation in
Denver, new songs and old ones. I hadn't even realized that Bridge had
been released as a single!
Sacramento Postponed! - Deborah (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To say I'm bummed is an understatement. After deciding to see the guys
in Sacramento at a smaller outdoor venue, my co-worker and I drove the
50+ miles from San Francisco for the show, only to find out upon
arriving at Cal Expo that the show was postponed due to possible rain
showers. Now it is rescheduled for Monday night, May 22nd, which is
going to screw up my work week something fierce. On top of that, my
co-worker had never experienced Queensryche before, was looking
forward to it big time, and now can't make the rescheduled date. I
know the show will be worth the effort - it will be the 12th time I've
seen the guys - but I'm still disappointed. I will let you know how it
goes when I finally do get to see them.
Hollywood OnLine - Kevin (email@example.com)
On America OnLine's Hollywood OnLine, I was able to talk with none
other than Geoff Tate. I asked him a bunch of questions, which he all
answered. The one question that sticks in my mind the most was this:
"What - other than the movie - inspired you to write the song Real
World, and does Real World have something to do with Mindcrime?" His
response was, "Yes, try reading the book Brave New World, and yes,
Mindcrime has something to do with it - but you have to figure that
out yourself." He also answered a lot of other questions, most we've
all heard before.
It was a great experience. Afterwards, I was invited on stage to win
some prizes. I won an electronic press kit, whatever that is. Now that
I look back, I wish I could've spent all day on AOL to chat with
CD-ROM Images on Tour - Mylene (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I read in a trade magazine that Queensryche will feature images from
their upcoming CD-ROM as part of the show on the next leg of their
The folks at EMI confirm that this is one of the things they're
working on for the upcoming leg. -sh
Festivals in Germany - Robert (email@example.com)
There are two rock festivals coming up in Germany: the Rock am Ring
festival June 3rd in Nuerburgring, and the Rock im Park festival June
4th in Munich. They will include Van Halen, Megadeth, Danzig, Slash's
Snakepit and, I think, Queensryche. They were listed on the first
placard I saw for the concerts, but I am not sure if they still are.
Can anyone confirm this? I'll be there, and it would be a dream come
true to see Van Halen with Queensryche.
Speak - Comments & Questions
CD-ROM News? - Rich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Has anyone heard anything at all about the new CD-ROM? I'm going
Word from EMI is that it's just being finished up now, and
should be available in August. -sh
Lady Jane - Eddie (email@example.com)
Are my friends and I the only ones who think Lady Jane is one of the
best singles on Promised Land. It seems weird to us that it never gets
any air play and that Queensryche didn't choose it for either of their
interviews on RockLine. Does anyone else agree?
Lady Jane hasn't been released as a single, which at least
accounts for the lack of airplay. -sh
Weather - Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I've got a question for those who've seen the show thus far: On the
day of the show, did it rain, cloud up, or snow? Just a theory, but I
think the band's bringing the Seattle weather along with them on this
tour. I saw the show on the 17th in Albuquerque, and the days before
and after the show were sunny and warm. The day of the show, however -
cloudy, with a few sprinkles.
Another Mindcrime? - Sean (email@example.com)
Has anyone heard of a group called Null? Last October, they released a
CD, Absolute Zero, that came with comic book in lieu of liner notes.
The comic book, Blank; The Encephalon Void, is a short but sweet
storyof a couple torn apart by a televangelist - sound familiar? The
boy erases his memory, picks up an automatic weapon, and lays waste to
a crowd of people at the televangelist's 'service' including his
girlfriend who he can't remember anymore, but it's okay because her
soul was sucked out by the televangelist's healing machine. Pamela
Anderson does the voice for the girl. The music is kind of neat.
Metal, Industrial and Pink Floyd sounds are mixed up together and it's
Roads to Madness - Tours & Shows
Ticket Prices - Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How much have tickets generally cost for the Queensryche shows? I saw
one chap mention his had cost $50! Tickets have not gone on sale in
Atlanta yet and it's possible I might miss the announcement - I no
longer listen to our alleged rock station, in part because they won't
play any new Queensryche or Dream Theater.
Ticket Sale Dates? - Scott (email@example.com)
I'm patiently awaiting Queensryche's Hartford show on July 22, and am
wondering when tickets will go on sale. Is it different for each show?
I've noticed some mention of tickets going on sale a month before the
show. Is that true for most shows? On average, how much are they? I'm
not looking for front row center 'cause I'm poor, so general admission
or not-so-good seats are fine.
Tapers Tickets - Joshua (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was just thinking about something I heard in the advertisements for
the Queensryche concert a while ago. I bought my tickets about a month
before the show (Salt Lake, May 10), on the day they first went on
sale. A few days prior, I heard some announcements and advertisements
for the show. Among other things, these ads said that there were going
to be a "limited number of special taper's section tickets available."
Since they don't usually allow recording equipment of any kind at
concerts - security guards with rubber "proctologist's" gloves frisked
me outside the Delta Center - I was wondering just what exactly they
meant by this. A local radio DJ said that these were probably going to
be the cheap "nosebleed" seats, but I didn't see any area at all with
people taping, except for the area on the main floor that had to have
been the band's "official" personnel - they had far to much expensive
equipment to be members of the general public. I was wondering, has
anyone else heard about this?
San Jose Show - Michelle (email@example.com)
I will be attending the San Jose, CA show on May 24 and would really
like to meet other fans in the area. I also will probably have an
extra ticket if anyone is interested. Please email me if either of
these things sound good.
Opening Bands - Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A lot of people have have been saying that Type O Negative is too
heavy an opening band for Queensryche. When I saw Queensryche open up
for Metallica in 1987 everyone kept saying that Queensryche was too
wimpy for Metallica. I think Queensryche is doing something pretty
cool here, much like Metallica did - they are giving an impressive new
band a tour with a monster band, even if their musical styles aren't
the same. I haven't seen the tour yet, but I can't wait.
Disconnected DeGarmo? - Jared (email@example.com)
I recently got a copy of the Saginaw show, and was really impressed.
The showmanship and theatrics were great, and the energy of the band
was amazing. However, I am kind of concerned with Chris. He spent the
entire show in his own corner, and hardly looked up at all. He
wouldn't even make eye contact with the crowd. I noticed that Michael
Wilton is now doing most of the solos. On the last tour it was mostly
Chris in the spotlight; now it seems they have switched their roles.
However, it was a welcome sight to see Eddie Jackson out front and
really being a part of the show. In previous tours, you didn't even
know he was there. Now he is very dramatic with his playing. He was
literally hammering on his bass during NM 156.
Manassas Show - Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I found out May 11th through SiD that the guys would be playing the
Nissan Pavillion in Manassas, VA on July 4th. What a cool day to go
see Queensryche! Tickets went on sale on May 12th at 9 AM. I had to
work, so I had to call TicketMaster. It took me over 45 minutes to get
through, but when I did, I got 10th row in the center orchestra! No,
I'm not trying to brag, but what I am is curious - has anyone else
gotten such good seats after such a long time? If I got 10th row
center after 45 minutes on the phone, does that suggest that sales
were kind of poor for the show? Taper tickets were available, BTW, but
you had to specifically ask for them - they were not advertised, nor
were prices given out by the Pavillion.
Another comment I have is about the prices! Lawn seats were $17.50,
back section of the pavillion: $27.50, orchestra and first two rows of
the back section were $37.50! My wife went nuts when I told her that.
She was ready not to go because of the price - and she's more of a
Queensryche fan than I am. Is it because the stadium is new or is that
an average price?
The Whisper - Discussion
Empire Theme - John (email@example.com)
I don't think that Empire has a theme. It seems that all the songs are
pretty much free of attachment. The end of Anybody Listening seems to
be a discussion between Chris, Geoff, and Jimbo. The end is definately
a door slam.
Promised Land Meaning - Eric (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Promised Land is about introspection. It's about a belief that one is
destined to achieve something. It's about reaching down deep in search
of life's meaning, and the endless hours spent in pursuit of success.
It's about the irony of achieving goals and living your dreams, and
the horrible realization that it might not have been worth the effort.
It's about existentialism and disappointment, ambition and despair.
After focusing your entire life on a goal - musical success? - what do
you do once you get there? What is next? What happens when you realize
that the grass isn't always greener over the rainbow? Might there
really be no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Endless years of
living for tomorrow, all in pursuit of a lie? Success, motivation, and
ambition are wonderful things. But at the end of the day - happiness
and love still reign. I want to thank Queensryche, for giving a
twenty-four year old law student and longtime fan the first album I
could truly identify with in many, many years.
Disappointment - Richard (email@example.com)
I understand Jay's disappointment with Promised Land and the Promised
Land portions of the show. I saw them in Dayton, and the only parts I
didn't like happened to be Promised Land material. I didn't think it
was necessary for them to play Real World, Someone Else?, Silent
Lucidity, Out of Mind and Promised Land. I think there are many other
songs which are better and more exciting than these. I thought the
show was best in the middle when they kept rocking really hard with
material from Operation: Mindcrime and Empire, but I think they should
leave out a few of the ballads.
As far as the Promised Land album, I love I Am I, Damaged, My Global
Mind, One More Time and Disconnected, but I don't listen to the
others much any more - they are a much better band than those songs
portray. I guess I am a little disappointed with some of the material
and the length of Promised Land, but those 5 songs make it a good
album. I don't think it's as good as Operation Mindcrime - but what
is? - or Empire, but it's still good.
Disappointment - Sandra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I don't feel that Promised Land is anything less than spectacular.
It's a reflection on life and how it doesn't seem to hold up with the
ideals that society imposes. I'm guessing that some are disappointed
the music itself isn't as heavy as Mindcrime, but can't the words be
just as intense? If the music were as intense as the lyrics, it would
just be an album from another band pissed off at the world, not
Who Killed Whom? - Andrew (email@example.com)
I had always thought that Mary was killed by Dr. X. The lyrics "Every
night the dreams return to haunt me, Your rosary wrapped around your
throat" led me to believe that she was strangled by Dr X or one of his
men. Suicide never crossed my mind, because it would be difficult -
but not impossible - for someone to strangle themselves. The lyrics
which got me thinking about suicide were: "She said she'd meet me on
the other side, But I knew right then, I'd never find her." Nikki
thought he was following a higher calling, by killing off all the
"bad" priests. Therefore, he probably thought that when he died, he
would go to heaven. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't suicide
something which is frowned on by the Catholic church? Would suicide
send Mary to Purgatory? If so, Nikki, in his own mind, would think
that she would not be waiting for him on the other side.
Two very strong arguments. Of course, it doesn't matter who killed
whom. What matters is that the band is allowing us to make our own
opinions. This is probably why they will not explicitly acknowledge
who killed Mary. My guess would be that the guys themselves cannot
form a consensus on who killed Mary, thus they keep it a mystery.
The Killing Words - Interpretation
Latin Lyrics - Alexandra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Who knows the Latin lyrics from Suite Sister Mary? I hate it when I
can't scream along the right words. I love the different versions of
the Killing Words lyrics - something must be ringing! We should really
all come up with more hilarious variations.
Baptism of Stains - Rich (email@example.com)
The "baptism of stains" is another way of describing what happens when
sex becomes mechanical and passionless.
Baptism of Stains - Al (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I think the "baptism of stains" referred to in Someone Else? is the
various bad things and hardships of life that can affect someone's
personality, thus "staining" it compared to the pristine state it
would have been in if the person hadn't had to endure those events.
That's just my idea, though.
The Killing Words Lyrics - John (email@example.com)
I think the lyrics for the bridge in The Killing Words are, "Now the
violence in my head is ringing, The distance of our lives keeps
spreading, The pounding I feel in my heart, I'm not listening, Your
voice from far away screaming."
Killing Words Lyrics - Johan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My wife Anne, who's totally Queensryche crazy, has a slightly
different version of the Killing Words lyrics. "Now the wireless in my
hand is bringing the distance of our lives keeps spreading the
pounding, I hear my heart. I'm not listening Your voice from far away
is screaming, it's over." She thinks "the distance" blends the first
and second sentence together. So it's the last word of the first
sentence and the first word of the second sentence. Same with "the
pounding" - it's the end of the second sentence instead of the
beginning of the third sentence. We're not from an English speaking
country but sometimes that can be an advantage because you have to
listen more closely to understand the lyrics at all.
The Killing Words - James (email@example.com)
While seeing a show here in Phoenix I had the chance to talk to Chris
Degarmo for a while and asked him what the verse in The Killing Words
was that we have been discussing. Here it is straight from his mouth:
"The wireless in my hand is ringing, The distance of our lives keeps
spreading, The pounding out in my heart I'm not ready, Your voice from
far away is screaming."
Roads to Madness Whispers - Brenda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If anyone knows whats being said in the whispering portion of Roads to
Madness, please let me know. It sounds like, "Do you believe me? Your
conscious can't hear thoughts that..."
Roads to Madness Whispers - James (email@example.com)
Roads to Madness is aptly titled - I've driven myself bonkers over the
past 9 years trying to figure out what it is that Geoff Tate is saying
under the music. If anyone knows, I would be eternally grateful if you
would share it with me.
I Will Remember - History
Triryche Origins - William (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'm certain that the explanation of Scott's brother drawing the
triryche is true, but I also have it on good authority that a very
similar symbol was the insignia of an American regiment in World War
II. Just my two cents.
Gonna Get Close to You - Meetings
Meeting the Band - Brenda (email@example.com)
I hope that one of the guys from the band read this occasionally,
because theres something of a personal matter I need to clear up. Back
in November 1991, there was a hysterical girl crying and saying "I
love you" backstage while getting autographs in Denver. Hopefully the
band doesn't remember this pathetic display of affection, but If they
do I'm sure it made a bad impression! I must explain that I had waited
for that moment for a long time, and tried to win backstage passes for
a long time. I dedicated a a lot of time into meeting and seeing my
five favorite guys, so when the moment came I completely lost my mind.
I was 17 years old and a little star-crazed, but now I am embarrassed
about my behavior and I want to thank the band for being so nice to me
and not throwing me out! I think I handled last week's encounter much
better. In 1991 Geoff wrote on my autograph paper, "No more tears." I
took his advice this time - mostly.
Anybody Listening? - Advertisements
Albuquerque Video Wanted - Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Does anybody here have a videotape of the Albuquerque show? If so,
please e-mail me. It was one of the best concert experiences I've had
to date, and I want it on record!
Videotape Wanted - Kevin (email@example.com)
I am looking for a videotape from this tour for a graduation gift. My
friend and I saw the band here in Green Bay two weeks ago, but were
told by an incompetent, misguided, arena employee that video cameras
were not allowed. If anyone has a quality recording, please e-mail me
and I will compensate you for the effort.
Background Available - Kerry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have a really nice scanned, tiled backround of the I Am I tri-ryche
from the top of the totem pole. If you would like a copy of it, email
me at and I will send it to you.
Show Bootleg Wanted - Joshua (email@example.com)
If anyone has tapes of the Promised Land show - preferably the Salt
Lake show - please let me know. I don't have much that anyone would be
interested in trading for, but I would be willing to pay for a good
copy of one of the concerts, video or audio.
Homepage - Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For those of you who collect Queensryche memorabilia, I've put up my
own web page listing the items I have. If anyone is interested in
trading, please email me! The address is
Breaking the Silence - Miscellaneous
Newsgroup Proposal - Dan (email@example.com)
Request for Discussion
newgroup rec.music.artists.queensryche The Thinking Man's Metal Band
This RFD (Request For Discussion) is a proposal to create an
unmoderated newsgroup, rec.music.artists.queensryche.
The members of Queensryche, described by the media as "The Thinking
Man's Metal Band," are among the pioneers of the "progressive metal"
style of music. They have released numerous albums, singles and
videos, and have presented hundreds of concerts in the last fifteen
years. Their fans can be found, and their music heard, in dozens of
nations on all seven continents.
Queensryche's many fans on Internet have been served since 1991 by a
hand-edited weekly digest, Screaming in Digital. The digest has been
successful - arguably too successful. As a weekly publication, it can
no longer adequately serve the conversational needs of well over a
thousand subscribers, particularly during high-bandwidth periods when
the band is touring. Therefore, consideration has been given to
replacing the moderated digest with an unmoderated open forum in which
ongoing discussions may be held.
It has been suggested that a group in the "rec.music" hierarchy be
created. However, with over a thousand likely participants worldwide,
a fully distributed group in the "rec.music" hierarchy seems
warranted, based on the simple rule that the "alt" hierarchy is for
groups which would not attract enough interest to warrant discussion
in a "big seven" hierarchy such as "rec.music". Therefore, it is
proposed that a group be created within the pre-existing
This proposal has already met with favorable responses from the band's
label publicity staff, and it is anticipated that their management,
and perhaps even the band members themselves, would participate in
rec.music.artists.queensryche (unmoderated) The Thinking Man's Metal
This newsgroup is for the discussion of all aspects of the band
To make comments about this RFD, or participate in discussion of this
proposal, please post your response to the "news.groups" newsgroup. A
call for votes (CFV) will be issued on approximately June 21, 1995.
Please do not post votes at this time. When the CFV is posted, there
will be instructions on how to mail your votes to the independent vote
This RFD will be posted to the following newsgroups:
It will also be posted in an issue of Screaming in Digital.
Dan Birchall, firstname.lastname@example.org, editor, Screaming in Digital.
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