Queensrÿche has signed with Century Media Records for a worldwide record deal. The group will release its next album - its first with singer Todd La Torre - on June 10th in Europe and the 11th in North America.
Drummer Scott Rockenfield says, "Century Media has been extremely enthusiastic ever since they came into the equation with us, and for what it's worth it's hard to find enthusiasm like that. After 35 years I guess I'm gracious and honored that we have people that are that enthusiastic about the band, so we're really happy about moving forward with them."
"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 (Lundgren; guitar), Michael (Wilton; guitar) and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for each and every one of you.”
Queensrÿche are currently focused on its Return To History tour, which begins March 5, and completing the new album. "Recording is finished. It's that final stage where we mix and we master . . . It's been quite crazy so we're winding down so we can focus on the final section of the record, which is the artwork and the name and everything else," Rockenfield says. The band has reteamed with producer James "Jimbo" Barton, who also guided Queensrÿche in the studio for its albums Operation: Mindcrime, Empire and Promised Land, for its latest project.
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