Queensryche Prepping 16th Studio Album, ‘Digital Noise Alliance’

2022-07-01

Queensryche photo by Silly Robot Studios

Queensryche – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Silly Robot Studios

Classic metal band Queensryche will release a new studio album, “Digital Noise Alliance,” Oct. 7

Queensryche have announced details surrounding their 16th studio album, “Digital Noise Alliance,” and released the music video for lead single “In Extremis.” The track marks the first bit of new music we’ve heard from the band since 2019 and features a hard-charging, power metal sound, with vibrant vocals from frontman Todd La Torre and ripping guitars from Michael Wilton and Mike Stone. “Digital Noise Alliance” will arrive Oct. 7 via Century Media.

“This song is about being on your deathbed surrounded by your loved ones,” the group said in a press release. Needless to say, this isn’t going to be a record for the faint of heart. “Clinging to the last sense available, letting them know you will still be hearing them after correspondence or perceived consciousness is visible. Other conceptual metaphors flash in and out, taking note of a world that will not bend to accommodate such suffering, a universe of mockery, and a universe void of such abilities.”

For the new album, Queensryche worked with one of their longtime producers, Zeuss. “Digital Noise Alliance” also marks the group’s fourth album with La Torre, who stepped in for original singer Geoff Tate in 2021. Bass player Eddie Jackson and drummer Casey Grillo round out the lineup. The band got their start in Bellevue, Washington, back in 1982 and have remained a force on the metal scene for decades.

In other news, Queensryche have a major tour lined up to open for metal greats Judas Priest this fall. The jaunt kicks off Oct. 13 in Wallingford, Connecticut, and runs through a Nov. 29 show in Houston, Texas. Tickets for the Judas Priest go on sale to the general public on Friday (June 24) via Ticketmaster. For ticket information and more details on the new album, visit Queensryche’s official website.

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