Queensryche: New Track Unveiled, Album Release Looming

A new era dawns for one of metal's old guard...

Legendary Seattle rockers Queensryche return with new music from their upcoming soon-to-be-titled release slated for June 11th. The band debuted the full version of the song Redemption on SiriusXM Satellite Radio on Monday, March 25th on Ozzy's Boneyard and Eddie Trunk Live/Trunk Nation simultaneously. The song is posted on the label's YouTube page and can be viewed here:


 The band wrote Redemption collectively by guitarist Michael Wilton and new vocalist Todd La Torre with the melodies and lyrics written by Todd. The single Redemption and upcoming Century Media release marks the debut from the lineup comprised of Todd La Torre, Michael Wilton, Parker Lundgren (Guitars), Eddie Jackson (Bass) and Scott Rockenfield (Drums). The song was mixed and mastered by famed Queensryche producer James "Jimbo" Barton who is known for working on the band's classics, Operation: Mindcrime and Empire.

 Queensryche is wrapping up the first leg of the Return To History World Tour on March 30 in Uncasville, CT. The tour kicked off on March 5th in Dubuque, IA and has been receiving critical acclaim anywhere they have played. RockUSNews declared of their recent show in NY: "I've seen Queensryche perform live many times at some of the most intimate locations and at some of the largest arenas. I left that night happy thinking that I couldn't remember them having ever played better." BackstageAxxess recently raved: "Todd had huge shoes to fill but I think he does it easily and then some. The rebirth of this band is exciting and made me appreciate them once again. They are playing the best material and to put it simply, Queensryche with Todd La Torre works." The tour will continue through April in Canada and Europe with additional dates being added throughout the summer. Tickets for all shows are currently on-sale now.

The band first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensryche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold-out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album, The Warning, in 1984, and the ground-breaking 1986 release of Rage For Order, Queensryche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album, Operation: Mindcrime, which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold-out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Empire in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "Viewer's Choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit, Silent Lucidity. During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. The band has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.

Queensryche's "Return To History World Tour 2013" dates

Mar 30--Uncasville, CT--Mohegan Sun Casino

Apr 6--Regina, SK--Casino Regina Show Lounge

Apr 11--Stockholm, SWE--Sweden Rock Cruise

Apr 13--Oulu, FIN--Club Teatria

Apr 14--Mons, BEL--Power Prog & Metal Festival @ Lotto Mons Expo

Apr 15--London, UK--O2 Academy

Apr 17--Nottingham, UK--Rock City

Apr 18--Manchester, UK--The Ritz

Apr 19--Dublin, IRE--The Academy Dublin

Apr 20--Duisburg, GER--Gluckaufhalle

Apr 21--Ludwigsburg, GER--Rockfabrik

Apr 23--Aaburg, SWI--Moonwalker

Apr 24--Munchen, GER--Theaterfabrik

Apr 26--Eindhoven, NET--Effennar


Other confirmed 2013 QUEENSRYCHE tour dates:

Jul 18--Oshkosh, WI--Rock USA Festival

Jul 19--Springville, IN--ABATE of Indiana "Boogie"

Jul 20--Erie, PA--Roar on the Shore Biker Rally

Aug 2--Sturgis, SD--The Sturgis Buffalo Chip