Monday, September 3, 2018

Queensryche announce lineup change for US dates with Scorpions

Queensryche have announced a lineup change for their current US dates with the Scorpions.

“We want to let everyone know that Parker Lundgren has some personal things to take care of, and thus will not be with us on the Scorps run, but will be returning to us all at the end of September,” aid the band in a statement. “Additionally, we'd like to thank Mike Stone for filling in while Parker is away.”

A member of the group from 2003-2009, Stone appeared on three albums: 2003’s “Tribe”, 2006’s “Operation: Mindcrime II” and 2007’s “Take Cover.”

Lundgren - who replaced Stone in the lineup in 2009 – was previously a member of Seattle punk outfit Sledgeback and of original Queensryche singer Geoff Tate's solo group, and was briefly married to the rocker’s stepdaughter Miranda.

Queensryche have been working on a follow-up to 2015’s “Condition Human”, which is expected to surface early next year.

Vocalist Todd La Torre says the group’s last album has influenced their approach to the new project.

"I would say that the stuff so far, I think, has more upbeat, driving, faster-tempo songs," he explains. "I think 'Condition Hüman', in hindsight, probably lacks… it could have used a couple of more faster songs. So far there seems to be more odd-time stuff, a little more progressive.

"In some aspects, there is definitely some reminiscent-of-'Rage For Order'-kind-of-era-sounding songs maybe. I don't know… It's kind of hard to just… I can't lump it in right now, because by the time [producer] Zeuss gets hold of it, it'll totally shift.”

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