Queensryche Official Website Albums: 1982 Queensrÿche 1984 The Warning 1986 Rage for Order 1988 Operation: Mindcrime 1990 Empire 1994 Promised Land 1997 Hear in the Now Frontier 1999 Q2K 2003 Tribe 2006 Operation: Mindcrime II 2007 Take Cover 2009 American Soldier 2011 Dedicated to Chaos Been meaning to get around to this band for the last week, this one is for Taha who I know is a big fan. Formed in Bellevue Washington in the early 80's, they went through the usual growing pains that most new bands experience, and then lightning struck. It is amazing how many bands start up and struggle and then fade away, probably far more end up that way than become a success and when Queensryche released their first two albums, it didn't look like they were going anywhere either. Then it happened, one of the best Heavy Metal albums ever recorded and it was a concept album to boot released in 1988, Operation Mindcrime. This one record lifted the band out of the doldrums and propelled them to become a major player in the hard rock metal arena, and I am so glad they did. I usually write my threads in chronological order as much as possible, but in this case Operation Mindcrime was my First Queensryche album and I never did pick up their first two releases. If another fan can fill in the gaps for me I would be in their debt. Spreading the Disease.