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Formed: 1980
From: Seattle, WA, United States
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Latest Queensryche News

Below is our complete Queensryche 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Queensryche Announces Headlining Tour

Queensryche will kick off the New Year with a massive bang embarking on a lengthy North American headlining run.

The trek kicks off on Jan 7th and goes through Feb 5th. Queensryche just wrapped up a massive direct support tour to the legendary Scorpions across North America. See below for all upcoming headlining dates.

Queensryche's new offering "Condition Hüman" is out via Century Media Records and debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. More...

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Queensryche Posts Track-By-Track Video

Queensryche has posted part one of an in-depth, track-by-track album commentary with founding member Michael Wilton (guitars) explaining the meaning behind each song on the the group’s new offering, "Condition Hüman," set for a release via Century Media Records on Oct 2, 2015. The album's track listing is:

1. Arrow of Time
2. Guardian (streaming here)
3. Hellfire (streaming here)
4. Toxic Remedy
5. Selfish Lives
6. Eye9
7. Bulletproof
8. Hourglass
9. Just Us
10. All There Was
11. The Aftermath
12. Condition Hüman More...

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Queensryche Streaming "Hellfire"

Yeah, that Operation: Mindcrime album comes out today, but on a more exciting note, there's new music from Queensryche!

The band has debuted new track “Hellfire,” which comes off the group’s upcoming full-length offering, "Condition Hüman," set for a release via Century Media Records on October 2, 2015.

“HellFire” is also the iTunes instant grat track available immediately upon pre-order purchase. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Arrow of Time
2. Guardian
3. Hellfire
4. Toxic Remedy
5. Selfish Lives
6. Eye9
7. Bulletproof
8. Hourglass
9. Just Us
10. All There Was
11. The Aftermath
12. Condition Hüman More...

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Queensryche Premieres Official New Music Video

Queensryche premieres its official music video for "Guardian", taken from the band's new album, "Condition Hüman", which will be released on October 2nd via Century Media.

Check out the new music video below.

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Queensryche Reveals New Album Cover, Track Listing

Queensryche's "Condition Hüman" is set for a release via Century Media Records on Oct 2nd. Check out the cover below, and Todd LaTorre (vocals) states: "The artwork depicts a beautiful innocence surrounded by the darkness of a jaded unpredictable world."

The album opening track, “Arrow of Time,” can also be heard at this location, and you can see Queensryche live both supporting Scorpions and on headlining dates this fall - full date and venue info is available below. The "Arrow of Time" track listing is:

1. Arrow of Time
2. Guardian
3. Hellfire
4. Toxic Remedy
5. Selfish Lives
6. Eye9
7. Bulletproof
8. Hourglass
9. Just Us
10. All There Was
11. The Aftermath
12. Condition Hüman More...

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Wacken Open Air Live Streams Available

Metal will descend upon Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for the annual mecca of all festivals. 80,000 are expected at the long sold out event, which features - among many - the return of Savatage and Running Wild to the live stage.

Once again, select acts will be streaming live from the internet and German TV (also through the net) via ARTE concert at this location and 3sat at this location.

As usual, the schedule is subject to change, but as of press time the following acts will be broadcast (all times CET so deduct 6 hours for EST and so on):

VIA ARTE Concert:

July 30th:

17h45 - In Extremo
19h20 - Grailknights
20h10 - Mambo Kurt
21h00 - New Model Army
22h10 - Uli Jon Roth

July 31st:

15h30 - At The Gates
16h45 - Queensryche
18h00 - Opeth
19h30 - Dream Theater
21h00 - tba
22h30 - In Flames
00h00 - Running Wild
01h45 - The BossHoss

August 1st:

14h30 - Amorphis
16h00 - Danko Jones
17h30 - Rock Meets Classic
18h55 - Dream Theater
20h15 - tba
21h15 - The BossHoss
22h00 - Sabaton
23h30 - In Flames
00h15 - Cradle of Filth
01h45 - Subway to Sally More...

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Queensryche Posts New Song, Reveals Album Details

Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, Queensryche secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.

The band's new offering, "Condition Hüman," was produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary) in the band’s native Washington and will drop via Century Media Records on October 2nd. Pre-orders are available now through Pledge Music here.

The epic album opening track, “Arrow of Time,” can be heard now after the jump.. You can also see the band live with Scorpions (as well as on select headlining off-dates), with full details available below.

For the off-brand version, you can also hear a trailer for "The Key," the new album from Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime, at this location. More...

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Queensryche Releasing New Album

Rock By Wild has posted a video interview online with Queensryche's Michael Wilton shot last month in Italy, in which he reveals a new album is set to drop this fall. The full interview is available below, and Wilton comments:

"The next album from Queensryche is hopefully coming out the first week of October. We are doing a worldwide release. The record label, Century Media, is the one that will be putting it out and they have the demos right now and are very positive and happy about it. I know that a lot of people are really anticipating this, so stay tuned and you won't be disappointed."

For those interested in the goings-ons of former member Geoff Tate, he also has a new album coming called "The Key." Check out a teaser for that right here.

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Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime Posts CD-Trailer

Operation: Mindcrime, the new band of former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate, is streaming an album trailer for the upcoming new album "The Key."

Check out the album preview now below.

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Carolina Rebellion Performance Times Revealed

A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:

Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)

Jägermeister Stage

7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath

Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am

Monster Energy Rebellion Stage

12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...

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Rocklahoma 2015 Lineup Announced

After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in attendance, Rocklahoma - presented by Bud Light - returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK for its ninth year on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th with a lineup featuring top current rock artists and classic bands.

The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day. In addition, the campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday. and Sunday. The current band lineup for Rocklahoma 2015 is as follows:

Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Apocalyptica, The Winery Dogs (featuring Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen), Motionless In White, In Flames, Aranda, Nonpoint, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, You Me At Six, Periphery, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, Upon A Burning Body, Sabaton, Like A Storm, Crobot, Islander, Sons of Texas, Wayland, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nasty Habit, Lynam, Bai Bang, Black Tora, ASKA, Kingdragon, BabyJane, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Dead Metal Society, Ratchet Dolls, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Ragdoll, Mycah, Delta Rose, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Warlock Texas, Mach22, Dellacoma, Station, Tempt, Project Terror, London's Dungeon, Ivy Stone, Lamp Shade Betty, We The Ghost, Well Hung Heart, NICNOS, Even the Dogs, SONS, A Course Of Action, DREK, and Lovebettie, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.

“We literally spend months and months piecing together the exact right mix of artists for Rocklahoma each year,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “Linkin Park and Slayer happen to be two of the most requested artists by the fans of Rocklahoma to play, so to get them both at the same time is a major coup. But surrounding them with the exact right element of bands that span the spectrum of classic to current and metal to lighter rock, that’s the key. This year’s lineup has that perfect balance with a little something for everyone.”

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Queensryche Drum Cam Footage Available

Drum cam footage has been posted online - courtesy of Mike Savoia - of Queensryche's Scott Rockenfield performing live in Snoqualmie, WA on December 5th, 2014. Check it out below, and Savoia also comments:

"For the last show of the 2014 tour welcome back into Scott Rockenfield's office for a drum pounding session of 'Eyes of a Stranger' & 'Empire' at the Snoqualmie Ballroom 12.5.14. As the last video of the year I added some short behind the scene bonus clips that will make ya laugh your head off as to the fun back in this band. Watch poor Fozzy & the drumstick tossing aftermath and the comical Todd backstage. Oh how can I forget Scott's brother surprising even me during 'Eyes of a Stranger,' you won't miss it ha ha!! Hope you enjoy and hope to bring you lots more of these rare clips from the Ryche road in 2015!"

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Exodus To Play Welcome To Rockville

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida's Metropolitan Park on April 25th & 26th.

The Bay Area thrash pioneers in Exodus are along for the ride this year, joining a stacked rock line-up including Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Queensrÿche, Live, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Motionless In White, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Periphery, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Exodus, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Beartooth, Islander, ’68, Stars In Stereo, Red Sun Rising, From Ashes To New, Sons Of Texas, World Gone, with more to be announced. More...

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Queensrÿche Begins Work On New Album

With the Queensrÿche canvas wiped completely clean and the band's easel the strongest and most stable it's been in years, Eddie Jackson, Todd LaTorre, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton forge ahead to create yet another QR masterpiece. The band has already begun writing new material for the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled 2013 Century Media Records release, Queensrÿche. The new album is tentatively scheduled for release in early summer 2015.

"The Queensrÿche internal dynamic has certainly changed in terms of musicianship. It's more of a cohesive team and the chemistry we have now is making what we can do creatively limitless. For Queensrÿche, it was always about being able to write together as a band. We didn't have that for a long time but now that it's back, we feel extremely liberated," states founding guitarist Michael Wilton. "We've already begun the writing process for the next album and have a few songs demoed that we feel really good about. We're taking the songs in the classic Queensrÿche direction but maybe a little more progressive and heavier at times. The thing is, you never know what you really have until it's complete. We can't wait for the final outcome. Writing with such a dynamic group of individuals has been nothing short of amazing."

Queensrÿche recently reached a settlement in their dispute over the ownership of the Queensrÿche name and brand. Century Media is pleased to announce that Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton have successfully agreed to purchase Geoff Tate's portion of the Queensrÿche name. The band will buy out their former lead singer's share of the Queensrÿche corporation while allowing him the ability to be the only one to perform Operation: Mindcrime and Operation: Mindcrime II in their entirety. He will no longer have use of the TriRyche logo or any other album images aside from the Mindcrime releases. He can only refer to himself as the "Original Lead Singer of Queensrÿche or "Formerly of Queensrÿche" for a period of two years and that text must be at least 50% smaller than his name in all materials. After this two year period passes, he can only refer to himself as Geoff Tate with no mention of Queensrÿche at all. Geoff Tate will be able to finish any confirmed dates billed for More...

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Queensryche Name Dispute Settled Outside Of Court

According to the Seattle Times, and confirmed and shared via the band, the long standing battle over the name Queensryche was settled out of Court. The band consisting of Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Eddie Jackson along with Parker Lundgren and vocalist Todd La Torre will be the sole band with the right to operate and tour as Queensryche. Former vocalist Geoff Tate will pursue other endeavors, but retain the rights to "perform the concept albums 'Operation: Mindcrime' and 'Operation: Mindcrime II' in unique performances."

According to the article, a joint statement was issued, which states: "We wanted to let Queensryche fans around the world know that an amicable settlement has been reached between Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Geoff Tate with regard to the future of the Queensryche name."

Tate will do a brief Queensryche farewell tour this summer before launching a new chapter his career.

“It’s the rebirth of Queensryche and the way it used to be,” Wilton said by phone last night. “We’re rebuilding the Queensryche name.”

Tate stated: “One thing that’s really important for people to understand is that this never went to court. They (Wilton, Jackson and Rockenfield) bought the name from me. But I retain ‘Operation Mindcrime.’ It’s sort of similar to the Pink Floyd situation where Roger Waters retained ‘The Wall.’ ‘Mindcrime’ was my thing and my story, so it’s appropriate that I keep that. So they will continue on as Queensryche, and I will continue on as me.” More...

Read the full article at this location.

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Author Seeking Crowd Funds For Download Fest Book

Author Ian Carroll has launched a crowd funding campaign to release a book about the many bands he has interviewed at the Download festival.

Full details on the campaign and perks for contributing can be found at Kickstarter here. Carroll comments:

"In 2005 I started to write the book of the Donington & Download Festival (including Monsters Of Rock at Milton Keynes).

"I was coming to the end of completing the Official Book of the Reading Festival and saw Donington as the second release in my 'Festival Series' of books, covering my favourite festivals that I attend every year - Donington/Download Festival is the longest running rock festival in the UK, covering all genres from rock to classic rock, Emo to Screamo, Punk to Hardcore, Black Metal to Death Metal and every style in between, plus in the last 5 years the addition of drum & bass and dance - the festival that caters for all.

"I have traveled the length and breadth of England interviewing bands and artists for the book and have had some great times in amongst the hard work. I've also had many phone interviews from Metallica to Testament, Lordi to Staind, Alice Cooper to Queensrÿche and also what was possibly one of the legend Ronnie James Dio's last interviews, prior to cancelling his final UK tour." More...

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Queensryche Posts Mini Movie "Ad Lucem"

Queensrÿche issued the new mini movie entitled "Ad Lucrem," which features the tracks "Spore," "Midnight Lullaby," "A World Without," and "X2" from the self-titled debut album released earlier this year via Century Media Records (see review here).

The movie was created by Veva Entertainment Co. and directed by Daniel Andres Gomez Bagby. Check it out here:

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Queensryche Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Legendary Seattle act Queensrÿche is almost done with a mini-movie including tracks from the band's current self-titled album (reviewed here).

The tracks - "Spore," "Midnight Lullaby," "A World Without," and "X2" - provide the score to a 10 minute story, dubbed "Queensrÿche: Ad Lucem," which is expected to be released later this month. Check out a behind the scenes look at the movie below.

The film was created by Veva Entertainment Co. with director Daniel Andres Gomez Bagby and producer Marco De Molina. It was filmed last month on location at Central City Stages in Los Angeles.

You can also see the band live:

11/15 Portland, ME Asylum
11/16 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
12/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
01/03 Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Casino
04/17 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
04/19 Ucasville, CT Mohegen Sun Casino More...

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Queensryche Premieres New Music Video "Redemption"

Queensryche premiered the new music video for the track "Redemption" over at Prog Magazine's website at this location (also shown in the player below). The song appears on the latest self-titled release out now on Century Media Records (see review here).

The video features scenes from vocalist Todd La Torre’s first shows with the band and the initial recording sessions. Check it out here:

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Queensrÿche Films Mini Movie

Queensrÿche recently filmed a "mini movie" with the tracks, "Spore," "Midnight Lullaby," "A World Without" and "X2" providing the score to a 10-plus minute story, dubbed "Queensrÿche: Ad Lucem." The film was created by Veva Entertainment Co. with director Daniel Andres Gomez Bagby and producer Marco De Molina and was filmed last month on location at Central City Stages in Los Angeles. The release date of the mini movie was not yet revealed.

Vocalist Todd La Torre, issued the following statement: "We decided to take a different approach with this video, which is comprised of four pieces of music from our latest self-titled release, Queensrÿche. It's a conceptual mini-movie music video that invites the audience to scratch beneath the surface a bit, rather than the usual "chewed food" that so many are used to being fed. We really wanted to deviate from a performance type of video so the music and story-line could be the main focus."

La Torre also adds, "The overall theme of the song Spore is one that deals with personal demons, relationship struggles, career pressures, personal/professional morals and ethical dilemmas. These are issues we all face on some level and the video touches upon them all. Midnight Lullaby/A World Without deals with the loss of a mother during childbirth, leaving a father as a single parent and struggling to move forward through the turmoil. X2, though it opens up our album, provides for a nice outro to it all. The end result is a roller coaster of emotion in an effort to find a healthy resolve. Given our history, we feel that this multifaceted conceptual video, along with a great cast of actors to suit, will really resonate with our fans." More...

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