Building An Empire: The Story of Queensrÿche (Trade paperback)
Queensrÿche. A majestic name for a band that found itself at the pinnacle of rock and roll stardom thanks to the Grammy-nominated song “Silent Lucidity” in 1991. But how Queensrÿche got to the moutaintop, fell, and rose again to be labeled as one of heavy metal's most regal acts has never been told...until now.
Building An Empire: The Story of Queensrÿche examines how the five original members of the band came together in the eastern suburbs of Seattle to create some of the most influential heavy metal albums of the 1980s, including the conceptual masterpiece Operation: Mindcrime. Discover how the band weathered the loss of key members, a changing industry at the turn of the century, a bitter lawsuit and numerous obstacles to continue a career that has spanned four decades and counting...
Written by James R. Beach, with Brian L. Naron and Brian J. Heaton, Building An Empire: The Story of Queensrÿche examines how the band evolved from album to album, weaving interviews with the band members, managers, producers, peers, family and friends to help tell this honest, riveting tale of how five guys from Seattle's Eastside overcame the odds to become one of the most respected bands in hard rock and heavy metal. Paul Suter, the acclaimed writer from Kerrang! who broke the story on Queensrÿche in early 1983, penned the book's Foreword. Includes hundreds of rare photos and images throughout the band's career.
(PRE-ORDER ON SALE ($24.95 list price after release). ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 25, 2021.)