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Release date:
May 1983
Catalog ID:
206 Records, Inc.
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
16 reviews (avg. 91%)
Side A
1. Queen of the Reich 04:23   Show lyrics
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2. Nightrider 03:47   Show lyrics
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Side B
3. Blinded 03:06   Show lyrics
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4. The Lady Wore Black 06:15   Show lyrics
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Band members
Geoff Tate Vocals
Chris DeGarmo Guitars
Michael Wilton Guitars
Eddie Jackson Bass
Scott Rockenfield Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Todd Rockenfield Logo (Concept)
Hans Hugli Photography
Wes (Griz) Griswold Artwork
Tom Hall Engineering
Ron Luder Mastering
Todd Rockenfield Logo (Concept)
Hans Hugli Photography
Wes (Griz) Griswold Artwork
Tom Hall Engineering
Ron Luder Mastering
Read It's The Ending Of Your... 95% Twisted_Psychology June 4th, 2013
Read The prototype for... 78% Jophelerx May 3rd, 2013
Read Their first, Shortest, and... 92% Evil_Carrot November 3rd, 2012
Read Queensrÿche with an actual... 80% autothrall July 30th, 2012
Read Sowing the seeds. 93% Alchameth March 16th, 2012
Read Solid Start 90% JSavage January 10th, 2012
Read Queensryche's debut kicks ass! 96% evermetal November 30th, 2009
Read Not ‘Rÿche at their peak,... 90% failsafeman July 3rd, 2008
Read Where the Legend Began 95% ENKC June 27th, 2008
Read Queen of the REEEEIIIIICH!!!! 85% Wra1th1s June 7th, 2008
Read Beware of the Night 90% Frankingsteins July 16th, 2007
Read Genesis of the Reich. 99% hells_unicorn February 24th, 2007
Read Queen Of EP's 93% Fatal_Metal November 7th, 2005
Read A Killer EP 85% CrystalMountain October 16th, 2004
Read Best Beginner 96% PowerMetalGuardian July 20th, 2004
Read The King Of All EPs 92% Dead_As_A_Door_Nail November 17th, 2003

Originally recorded as a demo tape in June 1982. The band pressed it on their own label 206 Records as the now-familiar "Queensrÿche" EP in 1983. When the band signed to EMI Records in 1983, the label picked it up and re-pressed it with the same title.

When the band recorded this EP in 1982, they were not even known as Queensrÿche. They were actually known as The Mob at the time and featured only 4 out of 5 members. Geoff Tate was the lead singer of a local band called Myth, though he had performed with The Mob on a few occasions, and was asked to join the band for the EP's recording sessions. After Myth broke up, Geoff would become a member of The Mob before they changed their name to Queensrÿche.

Re-released as a strictly limited 2 CD leather digibook (Cat.-No. 3052182) by the French label Axe Killer Records in 1999 containing this EP and the Operation: Mindcrime album.

Videos were made for the songs Queen Of The Reich and Nightrider.

Recording information:

Produced by Queensryche.
Recorded at Triad Studios, Redmond, WA, late Summer, 1982.
Mastered at the Mastering Lab (L.A.)

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