2499059-queensryche-new-617-409 The version of Queensryche fronted by Todd La Torre have released their first track with the new vocalist called Redemption. Hear it below.

The band, who fired singer Geoff Tate last year, will release their next album on June 10th via Century Media.

Bassist Eddie Jackson recently said, “Queensryche is excited to begin writing this next chapter in our career with Century Media. We are pleased to call them partners on this journey. We are also thankful for all of the fans who have supported us from day one and helped us to get where we are today.”

Tate has formed his own version of Queensryche following a court ruling that allows both parties to use the name until a final decision in November. His band will play 1988 classic album Operation: Mindcrime in full on tour in April in the US, while La Torre’s version of the band tour the UK.

additional source: classicrockmagazine.com

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  1. It ” does” sound like DT or some european progressive band like Kamalot or something. Not nearly as technical as those bands ! I think the song is very weak but, I understand how alot of fans have been craving something harder for years . If you’re looking for another release that sounds like old Ryche you are not going to find it. Every band has a writing peak/window for “classics ” period !

    It dosent sound like Queensryche , old or newer , because its not Geoff singing ! Geoff has a very unique voice whether he can still hit every note off of ” The Warning ” or not .
    I’ve been listening to Ryche for 29 yrs. Ever since I saw them open for Kiss on the Anamalize tour . I’m just not interested in a clone singer for the last 10 yrs of their careers . Todd can hit the notes better but thats where it ends for me . All the other releases besides warning and ep realy need Geoffs voice for me . I know why they did this but just like Dennis DeYoung, Steve Perry , Halford , Pearcy. When a band replaces the singer with a clone its over for me . And especially Queensryche because they are one of my favorites .

    Although I dont agree, I could care less how Geoff acted out his anger with a band he spent 30 yrs of his life with . People are taking it ” way too personally ! ”
    I wish ( if court documents are correct) he would have let the rest of the band contibute more to the writing . These guys should have not fired Geoff, his wife, and his daughter behind his back . And I find it hard to believe that ever since Q2K they let Geoff have total control of the music because they were too worried about keeping the income steady. They are grown ass men !
    Personally , although I would have liked another Rage, Warning , etc for a try . I’m 29 yrs older too and enjoy all the material from hitnf up to dtc and Kings and Thieves and really wouldn’t want something like a slayer or ac/dc thing (same exact) over and over . I do agree though, dtc was the weakest release . I will miss Scott, Whip, and Eddie but Geoffs voice is my loyality.

  2. You have to remember that this version of Ryche haven’t written a lot of Ryche material in the past. Most ‘classic’ Ryche songs were written by either Tate or Chris DeGarmo or the combo of the two, with some Wilton and Rockenfeld thrown in for good measure. For my money the best Ryche music came with DeGarmo in the band and writing the best stuff for the band. It’s no coincidence that this band went straight to crap when he left. I’d love to see this version of the band with Chris in it which will never happen. With his talent and Todd’s voice it would be incredible. Tate hasn’t been able to sing since Promised Land. So I have no interest in hearing him in or out of Ryche. So I’ll wait to see what these guys have to offer and hope for the best.

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