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Hear in the Now Frontier

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Released  March 25, 1997
Length  57:15
Artist  Queensrÿche
Producer  Peter Collins
Recorded  1996
Hear in the Now Frontier (1997)  Q2K (1999)
Release date  25 March 1997
Label  EMI
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Studio  Sixteenth Avenue Sound, Nashville, Tennessee, Studio Litho, Seattle, Washington
Genres  Heavy metal, Progressive metal, Hard rock, Grunge, Alternative rock
Similar  Queensrÿche albums, Heavy metal albums

Queensryche hear in the now frontier full album

Hear in the Now Frontier is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Queensrÿche, released in 1997. It was partly recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle, the home studio of Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, and was engineered and mixed by Toby Wright, who had recently worked with Alice In Chains.


The album debuted at No. 19 but quickly vanished from the charts. Hear in the Now Frontier features a more basic, stripped down musical style than anything the band had released to date, and some fans and critics pointed to the grunge genre - rooted in Seattle, near where Queensrÿche formed - as being a major influence. Despite the reaction, the singles "Sign of the Times" and "You" received substantial airplay. Both tracks, as well as "Some People Fly," would later be featured on best-of compilations. Sign of the Times: The Best of Queensrÿche, a 2007 compilation, also takes its name from the song. The song "All I Want" features guitarist Chris DeGarmo singing lead vocals, marking the only time that another band member besides the incumbent lead singer sings lead vocals on a studio track. After the album's release, original guitarist Chris DeGarmo left the band.

The album was re-released on June 10, 2003 in a remastered edition with bonus tracks. In the U.S. the album sold about 330,000 copies to date (2006)


During Queensrÿche's tour in support of Hear in the Now Frontier, their longtime label EMI America Records went bankrupt. Queensrÿche was forced to use their own money to finance the remainder of the tour, during which founding member Chris DeGarmo announced he was leaving the band. DeGarmo would return to play and co-write five songs for Tribe in 2003, but did not officially rejoin.

The band played only half the album on its 1997 tour with 5 songs still unplayed to date including: "Cuckoo's Nest", "Hero", "Miles Away", "All I Want" and "sp00L". However, "sp00L" and "Hero" have been played by Geoff Tate's band during the 2002 tour supporting his own solo album.


  • Geoff Tate – vocals
  • Chris DeGarmo – guitar, vocals, lead vocals on "All I Want"
  • Michael Wilton – guitar
  • Eddie Jackson – bass
  • Scott Rockenfield – drums
  • Additional musicians
  • Matt Rollings - keyboards, piano on "All I Want"
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • David Ragsdale - violin on "Sign of the Times""
  • Production
  • Peter Collins - producer
  • Toby Wright - engineer, mixing
  • Adam Atley, Matt Bayles - assistant engineers
  • Steve Marcussen - mastering
  • Hugh Syme, Dimo Safari - art direction, design
  • Songs

    1Sign of the Times3:34
    2Cuckoo's Nest4:00
    3Get a Life3:40


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