QUEENSRŸCHE fans, listen up. New music is coming at the start of next year. That’s according to the band’s guitarist Michael Wilton, who recently conducted an interview with Australia’s Sticks For Stones. Check out the excerpts below from Blabbermouth.net.
On how QUEENSRŸCHE fans have been responding to the band’s singer of the past four years, Todd La Torre:
On whether he is seeing a lot of new fans and young faces coming to see QUEENSRŸCHE nowadays:
Michael: “Yeah, I mean, since we have Todd La Torre and Parker Lundgren [guitar], we have a whole contingency of new fans, and by new fans I mean youg fans as well, that are coming to the shows now that only know us from our past two albums. So it’s obviously something that we want to happen, but, you know, of course, we get the people that have been there since 1982 as well. People who are coming out to support the band and see the band are just amazed that we’re doing the songs like [we were doing them] when they were young [and they first saw us play]. So it’s really interesting right now that you see that a QUEENSRŸCHE is so varied in the audience.”
On whether the members of QUEENSRŸCHE immediately get back to writing new music once they have completed a tour:
Michael: “Well, we started [touring in support of ‘Condition Hüman’] in January and we are going to December. The album’s been out six months. Generally, the record company wants a new album every year and a half to two years. So, in January, we’re gonna start writing a new record, and we do that in Seattle, where we live, so we get to be home. Keeping the family bond strong is always just as important. But, yeah, we’re busy guys; I’ve gotta say that. I mean, we’re out there with everybody else, and it’s a lot of work, it’s a lot of fun, and it’s very rewarding to see everything happening the way it is for us.”
QUEENSRŸCHE hired Todd La Torre to replace Geoff Tate in 2012 and has released two albums with the ex-CRIMSON GLORY frontman: 2013’s “Queensrÿche” and the aforementioned “Condition Hüman”.
“Condition Hüman” debuted at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart, having shifted 14,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 8, 2015.
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