Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton has revealed the band will release a new album this fall.
"The next album from Queensryche is hopefully coming out the first week of October,” Wilton tells Rock By Wild. “We are doing a worldwide release, and very much expected. And the record label, Century Media, is the one that will be putting it out, and they have the demos right now and are very positive and happy about it. I know that a lot of people are really anticipating this, so stay tuned and you won't be disappointed."
The project marks the group’s first release since a public split and two-year legal battle over the Queensryche brand with former singer Geoff Tate.
New vocalist Todd La Torre joined in 2012 was on board for the band’s 2013 self-titled effort and live shows, while Tate went on to form Operation: Mindcrime – named after Queensryche’s 1988 album.
Wilton says the new version of Queensryche is energized and focused.
"Well, there's a new unity,” he explains. “There's a bond between the band, and everyone is on the same level. Everyone is participating as musicians, and things are moving along really great, and the songwriting is very cohesive. And you'll see the energy in the stage show and you'll just see the difference.
"As far as the members of the band Queensryche, it's always been about pushing the creativity and evolving as a band, and we haven't changed in that aspect of writing. We just kind of more defined it in the last few years."
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