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Below is our complete Rising West news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Rising West, the new band comprised of Queensryche members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren along with Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre, were denied access to the Queensryche website and Facebook Page in an effort to promote the band's upcoming appearances and live events. In the latest post on the Rising West Facebook Page, the band stated:
"We are being denied access to our own facebook page and website (meaning Queensryche) so please spread the word for about Rising West. Rising West will be on KISW 99.9 this Thursday around 4:30. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at our shows!"
This is just the latest in an unraveling situation in Queensryche camp where rumors have been circulating the web that vocalist Geoff Tate has had multiple altercations with the rest of the band, although these rumors have not been substantiated. Just after the announcement about the creation of Rising West, management for Queensryche issued a statement denying the rumors of internal issues with the band and stating the members will be pursuing other ventures for a while.
Over the recent Memorial Day weekend, the band played Rocklahoma at which time Tate told the crowd that "they suck." The incident was caught on video (see below): More...
Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre announced that he will join forces with Queensryche members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren to form the new band Rising West. The band will perform hits from the first five Queensryche albums from the S/T EP through "Empire." In addition, the band will also record a debut studio LP in the summer.
La Torre set the record straight on his Facebook page amid rumors that he left Tampa based power metal band Crimson Glory:
"Hello my facebook friends :) Just for the record and for those asking about Crimson Glory, I am NOT leaving Crimson Glory, I am embarking on another musical endeavor with the members of Queensryche. I am proud and honored to be a part of this! CG is still writing new material for our record, DO NOT WORRY :) This is going to be an amazing new chapter \m/ Thank you for all of your support!"
The band will make its debut performances on June 8-9, 2012 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle. For a taste of what La Torre would sound like singing old Queensryche, check out this performance of "Queen of the Reich": More...