James Wood at the Allentown Music Examiner recently spoke with QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
Q: It’s been almost two years now since Todd joined the band. How has his addition changed the dynamic of Queensrÿche?
Wilton: "The internal dynamic has certainly changed in terms of musicianship. Not only does Todd sing and write lyrics, but he also plays drums and guitar. It’s more of a cohesive team. The chemistry between the bonds is now limitless in terms of what we can do creatively and we’re really excited about that."
Q: Do you have an update on when we can expect a resolution on the dual versions of the band?
Wilton: "That’s coming up. What I can say is that both sides have reached an amicable settlement and it’s now just a matter of time. There will be an official press release but for now, you’ll have to wait."
Q: Has the band been working on new music?
Wilton: "Yes, we’ve already begun the process for the next album. We have probably six songs demoed so far. We’re taking it in a direction suited to what we do as Queensrÿche but maybe a little more progressive and heavier. The thing is, you never know what you really have until it’s complete. It’s like carving a piece of clay and seeing how it turns out. You peel off the layers until you get to something really cool."
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Queensrÿche recently performed on the Cruise To The Edge, a full-ship charter that deüarted from Miami, FL on April 7th for five days and nights of live music. Multi-cam footage of the band kicking off their set with 'Warning' can be viewed below:
The band recently posted the following announcement issued by the Armory Ballroom in Manchester, New Hampshire:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control and with no fault placed on the Artist, we are sad to report that the April 20th Queensrÿche performance at the Armory Ballroom in Manchester, New Hampshire has been canceled. We apologize to ticket holders for this unfortunate situation. All tickets will be refunded in full at point of purchase."
Queensrÿche's tour schedule is as follows:
25 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA
6 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mount Pleasant, MI
21 - Rock The Falls - Idaho Falls, ID
Queensrÿche recently released their new video, Ad Lucem, The tracks, 'Spore', 'Midnight Lullaby' and 'A World Without' provide the score to this 10-plus minute mini-movie.
"We decided to take a different approach with this video," comments La Torre. "It’s a conceptual 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. 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."