Metal Mike might’ve moved to San Diego, but his aesthetic lives on in Flushing. From what even Chris Ballard would agree is the bane of all internet activity, (thanks to Maura Johnston for the tip).

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will sing the national anthem at the New York Mets/Washington Nationals game Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York on April 5 at 7:10 p.m. According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE’s official web site, the anthem will be aired live during the radio broadcast and after the anthem, a mention will be made of the group’s new album, “Operation: Mindcrime II”.

“Operation: Mindcrime II” is scheduled for release on April 4 via Rhino. Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, RAINBOW) makes a guest appearance on the album as “Dr. X”.