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Rising West

Rising West was an American progressive heavy metal side project that was briefly active in 2012, but played an important role in the 2012 Queensrÿche split.

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I did not know this. There's a Dead Rising movie with Rob Riggle as Frank West. That's kinda awesome
'Gove is the worst thing ever to happen to education': Rising Liberal Democrat star Layla Moran on the state of edu…
Thus ensuring it's position as a propaganda arm of this proud Nazi collaboprator's fascist army. But we know what happened…
"Comment on China’s dream is changing your world, while the West declines – Godfree Roberts on CR Radio Sinoland by…
Rising consumer confidence suggests WA is emerging from one of the sharpest downturns in modern Australian history,…
Correct. Although India & China’s “path of green energy madness” is highly symbolic to offset the Wes…
The patriots cheating is like the sun rising in the East and setting in the west... it will ALWAYS happen 😒😒
West Virginia started drug-testing welfare applicants, estimating they'd get 390 failed tests in the first year. In the first t…
“If you write the truth of what you 👀 in front of you in Israel, and the West Bank, you will be savagely targeted”. John…
Now Texas returns to Austin for a matchup with No. 8 Texas Tech (and rising), which just downed No. 2 West Virginia…
8. After my departure photo with POTUS, I left the Oval Office in a daze and ran into in the West Wing lobby. I…
There is a West Coast boom being fueled by big tech and even bigger dreams. Two firms, CAST (Seattle) & OPA (San Francisco),…
River is filled with ice and rising. Here's a shot of the West Branch of the Susquehanna from the lower Sylvan...
Hasn't America become symbolic of all that is wrong with the world?They elect a low ranked baboon to represent them…
Big win for Another smart purchase by Jacob West for Robert & Lawana Low…
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The ONLY thing that will stop mass migration of destructive 3rd world migrants to the West and the erasure of our c…
Student killed in protests over price rising in West Darfur.
As the 10th RPI ranked conference behind the Mountain West & Mizzou Valley, the A10 is really up agains…
They'll try to entangle you into debates like why sun rising from west is better, it's your wisdom to ignore such m…
Isa 59:19 (KJV). So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun.…
Please don't forget to vote for my book, Pathan Rising: Jihad on the North West Frontier of India 1897-1898, at the…
Good morning Joy! West Coast rising ☕️ Lots will be unpacked this Need to know?…
Drivel. Ridiculous to tie Western birth rates to environmental destruction in order to make the West th…
A recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s/30s, rising to title of Kleagle & Exal…
I see an academic empire rising in China, and the West should take note
Pres. comments on taking advantage of the west's rising nationalistic idealogies by building/strengthenin…
Danger is rising from the evolving 2the west causing conflict in Ibrahim faiths. When the are drawing b…
My latest long-read with on the fast-rising trend seeing Chinese tech workers leaving the West for better opport…
True, but Chinese wealth and household consumption is also ri…
“Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west. ’cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been come r…
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$20T in debt, three branches of dysfunctional government, climate change, a country ripping its…
blessed be the East for our Rising Sun. blessed be the North for our guiding Star. blessed be the West for our birthi…
Stalk the dark of Willamette as Frank West takes on the abilities and sex appeal of Morrigan one of the greatest
Democrat Byrd: A recruiter 4 the Klan for 10 yrs, before rising to title of Kleagle & Exa…
“Our higher education brands will have more and more competition in the years ahead, as China itself sets targets to bec…
See what’s rising up at the North Satellite! The modernization project is on track with the west end expansion. Cranes a…
My Financial Road Map for 2018. Areas to watch in the year ahead include:. - How Far Central Bank Tightening Will Take Us. - W…
... £50m and rising for London stadium for West ham.
Now why would you just kill West off the show like that got my blood pressure rising and tear falling from my eyes 😩
Muslims think that "the sun rising from the West" is theirs, but much like islam in its entirety, it's a plagiarism off of other plagiarisms
Way back on Dreamtime. We were all one. Looked at the East. At the rising Sun. The source. Now we are many. And look to the West…
First time to game in over a month (@ Rising Phoenix Home Office in West Allis, WI)
Also, it's a rising moon, but it's to the west of Jerusalem.
West Coast, San Francisco, CA - Bay Area rising female superstar So Vicious drops her first Single and Dope Video...
At last! This is attacking the source of the rampant racism rising across the west which gave rise to Brexit and Trump
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Fashionable, cool memes won't stop the tide of rising in the West. We r thru the looking glass.
Maybe fix the signals, you've had 20 years. It's almost every day now
I'm going to reunite with my buddy Frank West in Dead Rising 4!
The West Coast continues to produce amazing acts and emerging from the pack is rising star Bonnie Legion ...…
Will Withdraw from It’s no more likely than the sun henceforth rising in the ht…
Quite. "Sun assures me she'll keep rising over the East Coast and settling in the West. Very loyal, very b…
Rising star of the West End killed by Range Rover as she left rehearsals ^Metro
may u saw it on West when it was rising nw it must be setting very soon n it's on East nw
while rising it's on West n while setting on ryt. Opp to wat sun does. Some times gap btwn rise n set is jus few hours nly
Official: Marcus Rashford has won the Rising Star of the Year award at the North West Football Awards.
Rethoric aside, where does Russia see real military threats rising from? Judging from deployment of Iskanders- from east and south, not west
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I am the LORD, and there…
We're at CFO Rising West today & Friday! If you are here, stop by and see us for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot.
The Universal Bond of Islam brings to Iran. . The Sun is rising in the West and shining a Light unto...
Great graph showing temps rising quickly in South West of WA, more on that story here:
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"When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it turns out. And...
Star Dimitri's going-rate is rising and West Ham will have to Payet |
One Billion Rising collaborator Liz Fowler has a fantastic West African Dance class at the Dance Hall on Thursday...
Smoke rising from tank have been destroyed by in
rising in the West tonight with a plane from BHX - then passing Little Bear
"Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to God, and keep your face to the rising sun." - Kanye West
How stable is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?: A future warming of the Southern Ocean caused by rising greenhous...
Check out our Rising Stars! Their billboard is up and located on Kingston Pike west of Pellissippi. We are so...
"China's manufacturers are moving inland and west...  
Payet already demanding a pay rise at West Ham. His current deal is 80k a week rising to 100k with appearance bonuses.
then on the Saturday they have the rising stars game (all the best rookies) and then they have East vs West best players
US-led counter-terrorism exercises begin in West Africa amid rising terrorist attacks in the region via
Rising star Kat Hoyos from Here Come the Habibs heading for fame
Issue is, will West Bengal look for a real change in 2016? If yes, then what are the options? Left in tatters. Cong non existent. BJP rising
China's manufacturers are moving inland and west, to cities like Hengyang and Xiangyang
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On 2015 XII.2: Rising West in '12, moving on self-titled with Todd La Torre '13, and lawsuit closes '14, cue Condition Human.
The West will realize growing Iran-Saudi conflict after accruing conjecture is stagnated by rising oil price. Expecting more escalation ...
defeat west brom and we're up 2 11th place I mean.. Gradually rising..
defeat west brom and we're up 2 12th place.. Gradually rising..
'Illness should not bring shame': Councillors reveal battles with depression in bid.
The Sun is rising in the West with the message of Divine Love, Hope & Global Peace.
Fam, if you're nice the sun should be rising from the west
Rapidly rising NW swell will lead to dangerous surf conditions along most North and West facing shores by Monday.
And while is rapidly rising throughout the West, the Ummah is dormant, its leaders preoccupied w/ worldly power struggles…
Taking a wee break from the West Wing to check out 'Rebellion' - interesting choice of name. Why not 'Rising'...
Irish artist Robert Ballagh calls out the west Brit approach of the 1916 Easter Rising commemoration plans.
Allen West MUST be made into a film
NEWS | Reports that currently evacuating Canal Road, Riddlesden due to rising river levels
House prices in the South West have reached a new high, as demand increases and values continue to soar.
Five years of 'heavy' building needed to curb rising house prices in the South West
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Yes, terrorism is rising, but the West's panic hardly reflects its proportionate share.
Allen West This MUST be made into a film
Anti-Muslim sentiments are rising in the West. Who is responsible for it? Muslim terrorists.
Sun of True Islam is rising from West. Let the PEACE make its way
Rise Africa Rise! From the East to the West Rise! From the North to the South, Keep Rising! Do NOT snooze; you'll loose, Rise!
As the move to 4-0,. & see a bad moon rising over the West for the 5th straight year :)
The disinformation bugs me: Green's a tide rising from the West Coast, not the flatline of polls.
Buh the west is always afraid of power rising in that area
West MP warns of 'difficult times' at opening of Conservative...: Plymouth MP and Conservative rising star Johnny…
Orangeburg Co- I95NB at I26 closed due to rising water. I26east and west ramps will be closed getting onto I95NB.
Obama rose to power in the West. Check his logo RISING over the WEST
US wants to tool up Japan to offset China; rising sun now rises from the west
President Obama and the UN Scheming to Islamize the West! - Eagle Rising: President Obama and the UN Scheming ...
We should be Building 5 Christian churches for every 1 mosque
Now at the bethuandhpb 11:11 Album Launch Live at the ICC West Campus. The rising up to the…
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From the rising of the sun, let His praise be heard, from the east to the west, & the north to…
More chances of sun rising from west than Wenger getting sacked!
I haven't seen many things more beautiful than the sun rising over West Virginia mountains.
Jagan meeting Kalyan is like sun rising in the west. That ll happen never
This Sunday morning sun, just rising over west London, needs a Monet to do it justice. It's an orange ball of glory. What a start to a day!
Arborek Tourism Village, West Papua. The village of Arborek is fast rising as a pioneer among the 18 beautiful...
LSU and TAMU look to have things rolling in the west, Bama back in the discussion,OU rising and OH St plodding along
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the rising and setting sun and moon over Toronto. East and West will be represented by two screens. While each minute pa…
"Manhattanhenge" is a biannual solar event where the rising or setting sun aligns with the east-west grid of Manhattan stree…
The sun rising from east to west shines a light on you again today.
While Turkey, becoming the land for nuclear energy market, solar is rising in the West
Great article on the effect of rising temperatures on marine life in the Pacific.
The love any process of reasoning which lays the blame for rising terrorism on the actions of the West.
WHAttt?! The Break Presents: Jay 305: One of the newest rising names on the West Coast is Jay 305. With only t...
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r/Jokes: I believe a lot of conflict in the Wild West could have been avoided completely by /u/life_love_regret (38 mins. old) …
Plans to build grocery store in West Oakland delayed by rising cost of property. Reporter Naomi reports:
Rising 11th & 12th: Next year Blair is hosting 2 courses from MC thru the Dual Enrollement program. See Ms. West for more details.
Plan on applying to West Point rising senior's see below.
There are the Middle Grounds of the New Meadows River West Bath,ME. Sunbasked,usually hidden by the rising tides.
Innocencia Mandindi, a second year law student is one of North-West brightest rising stars, driven by a...
Business activity rising across the North-West. says survey:.
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Hunt Clue.This bridge in West Bengal also has a Kishore Kumar film named after it.Kotak is here now. http:…
LOL, who is awfully young to be so insane, found out about the Book of Yeezus:
Save your spot at in Berlin next Wed // and Global Order: Organizing Against the West?
Hundreds of protestors target Bristol letting agency business CJ Hole in ... - South West Business
In your dreams and that too by the same probability that some day we may see Sun rising from the west..
Venus rising between the two trees, West Cornwall, CT.
Retrospective at West - with Lego - emergent theme: Rising high on strong foundation
"sometimes I see the sun rising in the west" 【Misery】
Who's the better zombie slayer: Frank West or Nick Ramos?
West Papua rising in Scotland!. Activists in Edinburgh raise the West Papua flag earlier today
"Smoking prevalence is falling, quit rates are rising." Prof. West
If you're lucky and it's clear now Venus has set in the west Jupiter is rising in the east. Love it.
Just about 35 mins until our station 'sees' rising above the horizon in the South West
I unlocked the Amateur Photography achievement in Dead Rising 2: Case West!
Playing Dead Rising 2: Case West with Raptr for the first time.
Coming from the same accident like game and kanye west, I'm up rising to live for ever
The sun's rising in my rear view as I'm going over the ocean and headed west. Florida couldn't give me a better farewell ☀️
Four Out Of Four For Rising Geordies!: The bookies tipped Newcastle's home match against West Brom as the 'ban...
Its Sunny and it feels Cold outside. The temperature has been rising for the last few hours. There is a Light Breeze from the North west
Rainbow rising: The typical players in the resurgence of West Asheville's Haywood Road corridor have been ecle...
Geoff Tate/Queensryche - Frequency Unknown 'Review for Sleaze Roxx music website' Review by Daniel Sherrill Released April 23rd, 2013. Cleopatra/Deadline Music - Frequency Unknown by Daniel Sherrill Truly there has never been a more intriguing and complicated story in rock music, at least in recent memory, as the 2012-2013 duel between Geoff Tate and his band-mates in Queensryche. It's  been a nail-biting saga since about April of 2012, when news broke on several metal websites of a band fight in Brazil before one of their concerts there. Shortly after, a band emerged on youtube and at two sold-out Hard rock cafe events named, 'Rising West,' featuring everyone in Queensryche except Geoff Tate, the singer. To the average fan it seemed like a spin off side project that performed some of the older Queensryche songs live with a new singer. All fine, until maybe a month so later when the same Rising West promo photos suddenly replaced their logo with that of Queensryche. If you weren't 'in the know' at the ti ...
Exclusive Interview: Scott Rockenfield from Queensryche breakthrough albums like Operation: Mindcrime and Empire earning the Seattle quintet platinum albums which placed them on regular rotation on MTV and rock radio the band was everywhere. You couldn’t escape them. Throughout the years the line-up has changed. After going through a couple of guitarists to replace founding member Chris Degarmo, the band have settled on Parker Lundgren. Until the summer of 2012 the line-up consisted of singer Geoff Tate, guitarists Michael Wilton, Lundgren, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield. There has been a shake-up within as Geoff Tate was asked to exit the band due to ‘creative differences.’ Queensryche played a pair of shows in June as Rising West with Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. The gigs were a smash and sold out both nights. This was just a taste of what was to come as La Torre took over on vocals when Tate exited. Fast forward to December 14 when Rock Confidential caught up with Scot ...
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I have to post this to my rockin friends that were and still QueensRyche fans. I'm sad to say that Geoff Tate and his new venture without THE BAND, was painful to see! Expected he had something Kick *** in his bag that would prove he was Q R. He had nothing! He's done. Saw you tube of new front man of Rising West formally known as QueensRyche. I think The band wins! R.I.P QueensRyche . Go Home Geoff Tate while your still a Legend! Hurry Up! 4 more weeks of that crap and you will be the punch line! Bev, You saved the night! You Rock!
Dammnit. Now we have two Queensryche lineups to deal with. One fronted by Geoff Tate, and another fronted by Todd La Torre (Crimson Glory). Have to say that the "Rising West" youtube videos floating around have Todd nailing Geoff's older stuff.. he can hit the high notes where Tate has been struggling as of late. However, I am excited to see Geoff's lineup as well.
will this be QR as in Geoff Tate or QR as in Rising West?
Sadly, Queensryche is not Queensryche without Geoff Tate. They are Rising West in my opinion, should change the name.
Rising West featuring the musicians of Queensryche with Todd LaTorre on vocals. Recorded at the Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle. This was toward the end of their set.
Officially Queensryche as of 6/20/12 - The debut show of Rising West (Queensryche) with the mind blowing Todd La Torre (Crimson Glory) on vocals! The buzz fr...
Queensryche confirm split with singer Geoff Tate - and say they'll continue with Rising West frontman La Torre
Music News Update: Queensryche cancels tour and names new singer After recent rumblings of tension and rumored incidents, veteran rockers Queensryche have parted ways with singer Geoff Tate. They’ve announced that Crimson Glory’s Todd La Torre is their new singer and have put their current tour dates on hold while they work on revised routing. Queensryche drummer and band founder Scott Rockenfield explains the split. “Over the past few months, there have been growing creative differences within Queensryche. We want our fans to know that we hoped to find a common resolution, but in the end parting ways with Geoff was the best way for everyone to move forward in a positive direction. We wish him the best of luck with all of his future endeavors. We can’t wait to bring Queensryche to our fans with Todd behind the microphon The new lineup already played two shows in Seattle under the name Rising West before Tate’s exit was official. The now former lead singer had to play as a solo artist when openi ...
"To all our friends and fans - thank you for the support this weekend for the debut Rising West invasion!! Of our two shows, both were SOLD OUT!! We injected the metal everyone has been longing for and served it in slab size proportions! Thank you to our hard working crew, the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, and our friends Windowpane for making this a historical and FUN event!!!" -Michael Wilton
Outstanding concert at Hard Rock Seattle. Very first gig as "Rising West". Outstanding vocalist Todd La Torre
On Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th, the core members of Queensryche will debut their new band “Rising West” at the Hard Rock Caf� in Seattle WA. Rising West features Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, and Parker Lundgren of Queensryche, with powerhouse vocalist Todd ...
Queensryche‘s publicist has issued a statement in the wake of wild (and unconfirmed) reports stating that singer Geoff Tate physically attacked and threatened two of his bandmates during a recent soundcheck, allegedly even brandishing a knife at one point. Metal Talk quotes Brazilian website Collector’s Room in recounting that Tate overheard his bandmates plotting to fire him prior to an April 14 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to the (again, unverified) report, Tate “pushed (guitarist) Michael Wilton violently and he fell to the floor, then he went towards (drummer) Scott Rockenfield and pointed a knife at him, threatening him.” According to the account, security personnel separated the musicians, and after much debate they went on to perform as scheduled that night. This report, coupled with the news that the other four current members of Queensryche will be touring without Tate as part of a new band entitled Rising West, has fueled speculation that a band break-up is imminent. Tate will em ...
So, I'm just wondering who is going to the Rising West shows this weekend, 6/8 and 6/9?? I think there is going to be more metal than the Hard Rock Seattle has ever seen! I hope so see you all there!!! \m/
QUEENSRYCHE MEMBERS START NEW BAND Four members of Queensryche have started a new band called Rising West. It's basically Queensryche without frontman Geoff Tate. The singer is Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory. The band will perform songs from the first five 'Ryche albums, and will record their debut album in the early summer.
Was a big Queenryche fan back in the day. Apparently they've dumped Geoff Tate and have put together a new band called Rising West. They'll perform stuff from the first 5 Ryche albums and also work on new material. YAY!
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Looks like Queensryche might be over...the core members have new group with crimson tide singer called Rising West..when i saw them at M3 Geoff was extremely standoffish to the crowd and was worse at Rocklahoma...guess he want to do his hipster solo stuff more... o well... the new guy can still hit the notes...
Diache Queensryche future in doubt? Band form Rising West without Geoff Tate to perform tracks from first 5 albums…
I guess its bye Queensryche now called Rising West w/ the great Todd La Torre on vocals! This band will now ROCK hard!
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