Legendary Seattle rockers Queensrÿche are poised to regain their place as hard rock/heavy metal royalty in 2013. The band has just signed a new label deal with Century Media for the release of their latest studio album. The album is slated for release on June 10th, 2013 in Europe (June 11th in North America) and marks the debut album from the lineup comprised 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 called ‘Redemption’ from the upcoming release which can be viewed at . QUEENSRŸCHE join Century Media’s diverse roster comprised some of music’s most recognizable talent including In Flames, In This Moment, Lacuna Coil and Arch Enemy to name a few.
“Queensrÿche is excited to begin writing this next chapter of our career with Century Media. Their passion and love for music has been apparent since early discussions and we are pleased to call them partners on this journey,” states bassist Eddie Jackson. “We are also thankful for all of the fans who have supported us from day one and helped us get to where we are today. Todd, Scott, Parker, Michael and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for each and every one of you.”
Queensrÿche will also be heading out on their RETURN TO HISTORY World Tour this March and April. The tour kicks off on March 5th in Dubuque, IA and makes stops in 9 different countries wrapping up on April 26th in the Netherlands. The band will also be taking to the high seas on this year’s Monsters Of Rock Cruise and Sweden Rock Cruise. The 23 date trek will make stops in New York, Tennessee and Florida as well as in Canada, United Kingdom and Germany amongst others. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale.
Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP ‘Queensrÿche’. 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’, Queensrÿche 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 “viewers 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. Queensrÿche has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.