Queensrÿche has been seIected as "Xbox Artist Of The Month" for April to coincide with the release of their new album "American Soldier". Starting from April 2nd, the Xbox LIVE Marketplace will be the exclusive retailer for the band's new video "If I Were King." Xbox LIVE users can now purchase the video for a cost of 160 Microsoft points. Xbox LIVE users can also watch an exclusive free video clip of the recording session of "Sliver" featuring lead singer Geoff Tate and guest vocalist and soldier A.J. Fratto.

On April 13, just days before the kickoff of the American Soldier Tour, Tate and guitarist Michael Wilton will take part in a Xbox "Game With Fame," where Xbox LIVE users can play against the band members. Tate will be taking on competitors in "NASCAR 09" and Wilton will be squaring off against users on "Halo 3." The Queensrÿche "Game With Fame" will take place on April 13 between 1:00-3:00 PM PT. Visit here for more details.

"American Soldier" features a dozen songs inspired by numerous interviews with veterans conducted by Tate, who was intent on telling their story using their words. After speaking with soldiers who served in various conflicts from World War II to Iraq, Tate turned their firsthand experiences from the frontlines into an unflinching musical examination of war from the soldier's perspective.

Queensrÿche will launch an extensive tour of the U.S. on April 16 at the Snoqualmie Casino outside of the band's hometown of Seattle. The shows will be presented in three suites, with the band performing sets from "American Soldier", "Rage For Order", and "Empire".

Source: xbox.com
Band profile: Queensrÿche
Event: Queensrÿche: American Soldier Tour
Posted: 05.04.2009 by Thryce


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YoreLore - 05.04.2009 at 16:14  
One of the things I hate about owning my Xbox is the fact that you get charged for everything, paying for a music video?!! Go on youtube and download it if you want then put it on the Xbox if you care so much. Silly!
Paradox0 - 05.04.2009 at 16:44  
Seems this album is getting alot of hype. I dont buy it however.
Galar - 05.04.2009 at 18:03  


Xbox's flawed design is evident because I now have my 2ND red FUCKIN ring of death.
Fuck you microsoft.
Black Conundrum - 05.04.2009 at 23:34  
That sounds like fun. This album is being noticed by Xbox; that is cool.

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