With legal matters no longer hanging over their heads, the members of Queensryche have returned to work on new music. The five-piece of Todd LaTorre, Eddie Jackson, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton have begun the writing process for the follow-up to their self-titled 2013 album.
Earlier this week, Queensryche and their former frontman Geoff Tate revealed that a settlement had been reached that detailed each act's future plans concerning the name. The remaining members of the band will retain the name, while Tate has obtained the right to perform the group's 'Operation: Mindcrime' album and its sequel. But before the agreement kicks in, Tate will have one final trek under the Queensryche moniker that he's utilized over the past year since his ousting from the band.
After some very public feuding, it appears as though Queensyrche and their former frontman Geoff Tate have come to an amicable split. While nothing was confirmed as of last week, it was noticeable that Tate's website was now billing him as "The Voice of Queensryche," suggesting that the long-rumored settlement had been finalized.
Queensryche's biggest hit, like a lot of bands of the era, was a ballad. 'Silent Lucidity' is a gentle, acoustic driven song with orchestration to powerfully back the mood. Hey, even hardened metalheads can be softies at times! Here we have the song being played wonderfully by a young boy.
As we are well aware, there are currently two version of Queensryche performing and releasing studio albums. This can be confusing for fans who may not keep up with music news and are more casual fans than devoted followers. Estranged singer Geoff Tate, who was fired from Queensryche by three of the founding members, recently sat down with Smashing Interviews Magazine to talk about his side of Queensryche.