Queensryche Release Short Film
... (Classic Rock) Todd La Torre's version of Queensryche
have launched their 11-minute mini-movie Ad Lucem. The storyline was inspired by the four song from the band's self-titled album - their first without sacked founder Geoff Tate - which feature in the soundtrack. La Torre explains: ""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 and A World Without deal with the loss of a mother during childbirth, leaving the father as a single parent, struggling to move forward through the turmoil. X2, though it opens up our album, provides for a nice outro to it all. "The end result is a roller coaster of emotion in an effort to find a healthy resolve. We feel this conceptual video will really resonate with our fans." Watch the short film here. Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Queensryche
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Queensryche release Ad Lucem mini movie
... album, provides for a nice outro to it all. 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." QUEENSRŸCHE
first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP 'Queensrÿche
'. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album "The Warning" in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of "Rage For Order", QUEENSRŸCHE
continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album "Operation: Mindcrime", which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best-selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful "Empire" in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "viewer's choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity". During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. QUEENSRŸCHE
has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process. QUEENSRŸCHE
is: Todd La Torre (vocals) Michael Wilton (guitars) Parker Lundgren (guitars) Eddie Jackson (bass) Scott Rockenfield (drums) QUEENSRŸCHE
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Exclusive: Queensrÿche Premiere New Music Video, "Ad Lucem"
... Progressive-metal veterans Queensrÿche
have teamed with Revolver to premiere their epic new music video "Ad Lucem," which features four tracks-"Spore," "A World Without," "Midnight Lullaby," and "X2″-from their self-titled 2013 album. Vocalist Todd La Torre comments, "Queensrÿche
's 'Ad Lucem' confronts ethical boundaries, personal struggles, self perseverance, and dynamics of the human condition." Queensrÿche
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Geoff Tate (vocals, keyboards, saxophone) 1981-2012
Michael Wilton (guitar)
Eddie Jackson (bass)
Scott Rockenfield (drums)
Todd La Torre (vocals) 2012-
Chris DeGarmo (guitar) 1981-1998
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Queensryche is a band cursed with "one-hit wonder" status by people who don't know any better. While "Silent Lucidity
" was a major hit for them at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 and they have never charted there otherwise, they have charted much more consistently in the UK Top 100 and have sold over 20 million albums worldwide, with plenty of radio airplay for their various singles. Like with Iron Maiden, charts mean nothing to Queensryche.
In the early 1980s, Queensryche was originally named "The Mob." They put together a demo tape, the first song of which was titled "Queen of the Reich." When they landed a contract, their new manager suggested the name change based on that song. In fact, adding the stereotypical "heavy metal umlaut" over the 'y' was also the manager's idea.
Quite rare for a heavy metal band, Queensryche has maintained a solid core of four members throughout their career. In addition to Geoff Tate
, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield, other various members have also joined on guitar parts from time to time.
Michael Kamen, a perennially popular composer, orchestrator, and studio arranger, is also partly to thank for Queensryche's success, as he did the orchestral arrangements on many of their songs. Kamen is behind the scenes in just about any pop and rock production which needs a whole orchestra, such as Pink Floyd's The Wall.
Queensryche has contributed tracks to film soundtracks over the years. These include The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Last Action Hero, and Tales from the Crypt: Monsters of Metal.
In November of 2010, Queensryche was doing a USO-tour event for American soldiers stationed in Iraq when the base they were stationed at was hit with a bomb attack. Contrary to the rumors, none of the band were injured.
Tate left the band in 2012, citing business affairs - specifically disagreements over merchandising. Rockenfield released a statement on behalf of the band blaming "creative differences" for the split. Tate, who was replaced by Crimson Glory frontman Todd La Torre, released a solo album called Kings and Thieves in November, 2012.
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