Geoff Tate's Queensryche Remix Cancelled

Fans complained about the sound of his new album clips, but the person hired to remix the record from scratch has now dumped it to work on an album by William Shatner.

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Geoff Tate's version of Queensryche is preparing to release its first album "Frequency Unknown", but it's already having some trouble getting off the starting line.

Sound bites from the album were recently posted online as a preview, but some fans were unhappy with their sound quality. In turn, Tate apparently commissioned an entire remix of the album with Billy Sherwood.

Now Sherwood has decided to back down from the project to mix the new William Shatner record instead, leaving "Frequency Unknown" without a mixer - which could mean releasing the supposedly lower-quality version to the public.

"Ive withdrawn from mixing the Queensryche project," Sherwood said on Facebook. "Scheduling issues became a conflict."

He continued: "While I was excited about taking the QR gig, reality is there is not enough time in my schedule at present, and so, I wish them luck on the project."

Sherwood is pretty busy with other projects too, so it's not clear why he initially said yes to Tate.

Maybe the drama and arguments between fans of both factions of Queensryche made it a hard project to bear, but that's pure speculation.

Do you think the Geoff Tate version of Queensryche will be a success? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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    That man is onto something, that Shatner record is going to kick some serious ass. Go Bill!!
    lawnmower man
    "Now Sherwood has decided to back down from the project to mix the new William Shatner record instead" holy shit that's hilarious
    Do I think Tate's version of Queensryche will be a success? Not a snow balls chance in hell.
    Sad thing is, had this been posted on April 1st, ditched for Shatner deal and all, nobody would have believed it to be an April Fools joke. Tate has really fallen that far.
    At least I'm not the only one who realizes anything to do with Geoff Tate is not worth it.
    I believe that Geoff wants to prove that he can still create heavy, even though I feel that is no longer his thing. With his current lineup I am very interested to hear what is brewing. I will also give the other side of Queensryche a listen as well, because I am curious to see if they can create the way they say they have wanted to for some time now. It will be interesting to see what unfolds, maybe both will do well.
    I'm a fan of both versions right now, but I must say that I just saw the Todd version in concert and (to me) something just wasn't right. I couldn't get into it. On the other hand, I saw Geoff for his Solo tour a few months prior and loved every minute. I agree that the Todd version is really "Queensryche", but I'm not really a 'metal' fan, so I want the Geoff Tate CD more. Either way, I'll end up getting both!
    But if you are not a metal fan, how did you find QR? Silent Lucidity? American Soldier? QR's ONLY relevant material is operatic speed/prog metal.
    Well don't be surprised if Geoff's CD is "stupidly heavy"! No, honestly, both will be 'metal' this time around.
    Tate is a hack now. And this is what he gets. Release the craptastic record. FU too Tater Tot.
    Of course it will be a success. This album has the familiar, original voice of Queensryche combined with what already sounds like the best guitar work they've had since DeGarmo left the band. I can't wait to hear the leads from Chris Poland, KK Downing, Ty Tabor, etc. Gonna rule. This remix honestly should have never been announced, especially before the guy actually started working on it. The only tracks that really need remixing are the re-recorded classic songs which are throwaway bonus tracks that no one should care about anyway. So much drama for nothing.
    Please, stop licking Geoff's ass on every single article on the net about him. We get it, you love him, but everyone else has already relised what kind of person he is and we know what to expect from him after 20 years of musical disgrace.
    Don't worry about this guy. He posts the same shit on Blabbermouth so I wouldn't be taking it to seriously.
    he posts this kind of shit everywhere. Amazon and even facebook. it's kind of sad and pathetic to be honest. I get commenting on an article somewhere, but not going everywhere to troll. I don't think Aaron (FireReaverX) believes half the shit he says.
    Lol, "even Facebook." Yeah, you know someone's commenting "everywhere" when they even make comments on the most popular website on the internet... Wow. Newsflash: I comment on websites that I use. You haven't even contributed anything to this website aside from worthless comments such as this one. I have. Some people actually have lives and interests outside of bashing Queensryche and Geoff Tate, believe it or not. Now, go ahead and name three other websites included in this "everywhere" I troll that you speak of. As a reward, I'll provide you with a link to my personal twitter so you can stalk me with greater ease, anonymous fan.
    i have seen you troll on facebook, amazon, itunes, here on UG and until recently, blabbermouth. and on only two of those sites have we ever spoke. what do my contributions have to do with anything? sorry I have no desire to contribute tabs to songs already tabbed 100 times. also, trolling on UG is noy a contribution. sorry to be the bearer of bad news. but seriously,I think this is more than being passionate for you. it is actually closer to obsession. you should get help. keep your twitter, Mortensen. I am not stalking you. I know who you are because I have seen you brag about your screen name. I come across you so often, that it is sad and pathetic. some life you have. by all means, say "LOL" because you think im an idiot and spin your web to justify you trolling and your obsessions. that is all you can do. enjoy your tate fatasies. oh, and Dimarzio45: please be quiet. grown ups are talking.
    You guys that hyper-analyze FireReaverX's statements rather than try to prove HOW he's wrong makes you guys the PRIME D-Bags of all - trying to denounce someone's faith towards an artist 'n all. Try a bit harder in conjuction with some intelligence next time, D-Bags.
    Who's the foolest? The fool or the fool who blindly follow him? You're pathetic, Aaron Mortensen.