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GEOFF TATE Talks Recent Project SWEET OBLIVION: “I’m Genuinely Surprised and Very Pleased About the Fans and Press Reaction to this Record”

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This year has been filled with wonderfully crafted music coming from all genres, and out of the most unexpected surprises thus far has been the album Sweet Oblivion, some sort of a project put together by former Queensrÿche and current Operation: Mindcrime frontman Geoff Tate and DGM‘s guitarist Simone Mularoni, under the auspicious of Frontiers Music. The album, released last June 14th saw Tate teaming up up with Mularoni who handled bass and guitars, keyboardist Emanuele Casali and drummer Paolo Caridi.

Mularoni, who also produced the record, stated: “I grew up listening to 70s and 80s rock and metal bands and, of course, Queensrÿche’s classic albums are among my favorites ever. Having the opportunity and luck of working together with a musical giant like Geoff has been a real blessing on both the human and the artistic side. I asked a few amazing musicians and friends to help me out and together we delivered a bunch of classic heavy rock songs in which I tried to fuse a more contemporary approach with a classic Queensrÿche vibe. The performances are amazing!”

The album has been met with praise – you can read our own review here – and our incessant interview’s purveyor Rodrigo Altaf took the opportunity to talk to Geoff Tate while he’s on the road touring with Operation: Mindcrime, to know a bit more about what transpired behind the recording sessions of Sweet Oblivion. Find out that and more in the audio below, and remember to subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on a daily basis.

Slideshow photographs by Margherita Bandini and RJForster


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