Queensryche signs to Century Media2013-03-04 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 18 Comments
|Queensryche (featuring Todd La Torre, Michael Wilton, Parker Lundgren, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield) have signed with Century Media Records. Their new album is slated for a June 11th release. |
(March 4, 2013 – New York, NY) – 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 11 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 on Eddie Trunk’s radio show on February 22. The 90-second snippet can be viewed at http://youtu.be/P8iaNZBUK9c. 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.
Guess is a good move by CM. By the way, Geoff's Queensryche where have they signed?
Cleopatra Records -- they're a nostalgia label.
They used to be strictly old-school gothic rock.
Ok Willie thanx!
Aren't they no longer relevant?
I might actually give this a listen since Geoff Tate is no longer in the band.
There's no way it will be Operation: Mindcrime quality though.
Not a bad choice really.
gonna jam mindcrime
both bands are on the same label.
Except they're not.
Ah my bad, Century does Tate's solo work.
Century Media distributes Geoff's solo work. He's actually signed through Inside Out music.
century media have you even heard talking heads: 77
Good news, the record will have a good worldwide distribution.
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It is now confirmed Willie is indeed a groupie for both bands
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Really? Pretty surprised by this. Intriguing.
It is now confirmed Willie is indeed a groupie for both bandsQueensryche was my favorite band growing up. Operation: Mindcrime was the first album that ever gave me chills that I just had to listen to over and over.
operation: mindcrime have you even heard willie
25 Bucks a fuck and John's a happy mannnnnnn
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