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Exclusive: Queensrÿche Premiere New Music Video, “Ad Lucem”

Exclusive: Queensrÿche Premiere New Music Video, “Ad Lucem”

Progressive-metal veterans Queensrÿche have teamed with Revolver to premiere their epic new music video “Ad Lucem,” which features four tracks–”Spore,” “A World Without,” “Midnight Lullaby,” and “X2″–from their self-titled 2013 album. Vocalist Todd La Torre comments, “Queensrÿche’s ‘Ad Lucem’ confronts ethical boundaries, personal struggles, self perseverance, and dynamics of the human condition.” Queensrÿche is available […]

Queensrÿche Premiere New Music Video for “Redemption”

Queensrÿche have released a new music video for “Redemption,” a track from the band’s self-titled 2013 album, which was released this summer. Queensrÿche is the band’s first album with new frontman Todd La Torre. Its release follows last year’s dramatic departure of Geoff Tate. The situation has kept both parties embroiled in legal action — […]

Album of the Week: Queensryche,  Queensryche

Album of the Week: Queensryche, Queensryche

In this week’s Album of the Week poll, you, the fans, voted Queensryche to the top spot, for their album Queensryche. Check out the top five vote-getters below: 1. Queensryche – Queensryche 2. Extol – Extol 3. Orphaned Land – All Is One 4. Abnormal Thought Patterns – Manipulation Under Anesthesia 5. Wolves Like Us – […]

Review: Queensrÿche – Queensrÿche

Review: Queensrÿche – Queensrÿche

Any longtime Queensrÿche fan would probably agree that the band’s music lost much of its grandeur when key songwriter and co-guitarist Chris DeGarmo quit the band after Hear in the Now Frontier in 1997. Since then, vocalist Geoff Tate took more control than ever, and subsequent releases sounded more like Tate solo projects than bona […]

New Music out Today, Vote for the Record of the Week

New Music out Today, Vote for the Record of the Week

This week sees new shit from Amon Amarth, August Burns Red, Palms and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times […]

Queensrÿche to Release New Studio Album in June

Queensrÿche to Release New Studio Album in June

Seattle rockers Queensrÿche have signed with Century Media and will release their new album June 11. The new disc will be the debut album from the current lineup of Todd La Torre (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitars), Parker Lundgren (guitars), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). The band premiered a snippet from a new song, […]

Photos: NAMM Metal Jam 2013

Photos: NAMM Metal Jam 2013

While a who’s who of the music industry was descending on California’s NAMM show last month, a pre-party on January 23 kicked off the whole event with Michael Angelo Batio performing followed by an all-star jam including members of Anthrax, Queensryche, Rising Force, Racer X, The Iron Maidens, Holy Grail, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Leatherwolf, […]

Review: Geoff Tate – Kings & Thieves

Review: Geoff Tate – Kings & Thieves

After splitting acrimoniously with his former Queensrÿche bandmates while on tour behind 2011’s much-maligned Dedicated to Chaos, singer Geoff Tate has not only struck out with his own new version of the band but also a new solo album. Sadly, on the latter, Tate isn’t exploiting his legendary pipes or prog-metal creativity. Kings & Thieves […]

Video: Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche and James Durbin Perform “Take Hold of the Flame” at Durbin’s Wedding Reception

Video: Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche and James Durbin Perform “Take Hold of the Flame” at Durbin’s Wedding Reception

Former American Idol finalist and heavy-metal recording artist James Durbin got married earlier this month, and one of his idols, Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche, made a surprise appearance at the wedding reception, where the two ended up singing an impromptu duet on the Queensrÿche song “Take Hold of the Flame” together. A big fan of […]

Queensrÿche’s Geoff Tate in Surprise Performance at James Durbin’s Wedding; Launches Solo Acoustic Tour

Queensrÿche’s Geoff Tate in Surprise Performance at James Durbin’s Wedding; Launches Solo Acoustic Tour

Queensrÿche frontman Geoff Tate made a surprise appearance at American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin’s wedding reception on New Year’s Eve, launching into a duet with Durbin of “Take Hold of the Flame.” The song is a favorite of Durbin, who released his debut album—Memories of a Beautiful Disaster—last November, and his new bride […]