The self-titled album of legendary Seattle rockers Queensrÿche is in stores now. The new record Queensrÿche, released via Century Media, is the latest addition to the band's multi-platinum musical catalog. The album was produced by Queensrÿche and James "Jimbo" Barton with the first single "Fallout" impacting radio this month. The band is showing some hometown pride with a sold-out show at the Crocodile Club on June 26th to celebrate the release of Queensrÿche. They will also be throwing out the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates that same afternoon. Eddie Jackson will be delivering the throw from the mound. Also on June 29th, the band will be seen on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" as Scott and Todd sit down with hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson and discuss everything that has gone on with the band over the last year.
has gotten critical acclaim including Billboard magazine's review stating, "
From the moment Rockenfield's drums and Wilton and Parker Lundgren's guitars go on the attack in "Where Dreams Go to Die," the traditional Queensrÿche sound is back. The hooks are arresting, and the rhythm section packs unmitigated fire power." Sites such as Metal Underground proclaim that: "…banished is both the dull lifeless musical direction and wretched vocal performances. The band has brought back much of the direction that made it one of the most revered in progressive/power metal history," and BraveWords.com exclaims: "This self-titled slab of faith-restoring metal boasts the return of the almighty riff, twin guitar leads, and brazen in-your-face melodies." From the opening sound of the intro of "X2" to the final notes of the closer, "Open Road," it is apparent that the signature sound that captivated fans for over 30 years is alive and well.
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 "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. Queensrÿche has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.
Queensrÿche is Todd La Torre (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitars), Parker Lundgren (guitars), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums).