Geoff Tate almost seems tame during the conversation. He avoids controversies, he does not follow his ex-colleagues with vehemence any more. All his energy seems to be flowing into his new album and band project. This is conceptually even more ambitious than what he tackled with Queensrÿche. That's bitterly necessary, because his last album "Frequency Unknown", which was released almost simultaneously with the work of his ex-colleagues "Queensrÿche" in 2013 under the band name Queensrÿche, failed most critics and fans, while Wilton, Rockenfield and Co. were praised with hymns of praise.
eclipsed: Are you satisfied with the agreement that your formation now operates as Operation: Mindcrime and that your ex-colleagues have the sole right to the band name Queensrÿche?
Geoff Tate: That's a good solution. I can finally continue to work on my ideas and new music without getting lost in pointless litigation. It's not worth it. Anyone who sees and reads the name Operation: Mindcrime associates it with high musical standards. I like that one. Furthermore, I am now the only one who can and may perform this work in its entirety. And for someone like me who thinks in concept album categories, that's important.
eclipsed: But Queensrÿche will certainly always have one or the other song of the album in their setlist in the future.
Tate: You think more in a song timing, so it's good for both sides.