107: Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate, formerly of Queensryche

March 20, 2021

Sound Matters episode 107 features Tom’s conversation with Geoff Tate formerly of Queensryche, as well as Operation Mindcrime and Sweet Oblivion. Geoff talks about the making of the 2nd Sweet Oblivion album, Relentless, the benefits of recording virtually, the inevitable comparisons to Queensryche, his recollections about a couple of classic Queensryche songs and albums, advice he’d give his younger self, and much more…

Episode #107 – The Podcast:(also on SpotifyApple Podcasts, Amazon MusicGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, & Spreaker)


  1. Sweet Oblivion & the band Suite Oblivion… 01:04
  2. On Relentless from Sweet Oblivion & Geoff’s take on it… 02:06
  3. On recording virtually past, present & future… 03:21
  4. On working with different musicians these days… 05:09
  5. On the inevitable comparisons to Queensryche… 10:40
  6. Fan question about “When the Rain Comes” from the Q2K album… 15:38
  7. Recollections about “Child of Fire” & the experience making The Warning album… 16:38
  8. Album that best represents Geoff’s career… 21:57
  9. Advice Geoff would give his younger self… 23:14

Connect with Geoff Tate:
Website: www.geofftate.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/geofftateofficial
Instagram: www.instagram.com/geofftateomc

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Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in… 

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