This song was also the basis for the band's new name. The spelling was altered from "Queensreich" to avoid connotations with Nazi Germany. Chris Collinsthe first vocalist of the progressive metal band Dream Theatercovered this song for his audition for the band. Canadian power metal band Unleash the Archers also covered it for the Japanese release of their album, Apex.
The music video for "Queen of the Reich" opens with a text crawl somewhat Lo Poco Que Queda De Mí (Versión Acústica) - Ricardo Arjona - Galería Caribe to the Star Wars films.
It states that an evil adventurer has enslaved the world with an ancient computer energized by a crystal and declared herself "Queen of the Reich". The only thing standing in her way are five freedom fighters played by the band. Throughout the video, viewers get to see the band perform the song, singing and playing their Before The Storm - Queensrÿche - Queen Of The Reich instruments, and act out their roles as the freedom fighters in the story. When doing the latter, Azalea - Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong - Kings Of Jazz of the members get captured by the Queen's minions and taken to their mistress, who proceeds Before The Storm - Queensrÿche - Queen Of The Reich have them absorbed into her computer shrine.
The fifth freedom fighter, played by Geoff Tate, rescues a woman being led by another minion and the two of them proceed to follow the direction he was taking her in order to rescue the others. As soon as they reach the Queen's lair, however, the woman reveals herself to be yet another minion and the two of them struggle as the Queen fires laser beams at Tate to take him out. Tate dodges her shots and manages to temporarily stun the Queen, giving him time to free his four comrades. After being reunited, the five freedom fighters cautiously approach the Queen and remove her visor but then they are taken aback by an unseen force and the video ends with the text, "To be continued From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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