Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE are featured on the latest edition of WHYY’s “On Tour” music and interview program. The show, which contains performance footage and an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, will premiere this Thursday, May 5 at 10 p.m., and will air again Sunday, May 8 at noon. Several preview clips are available below.
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QUEENSRŸCHE will return to Europe this summer to promote its latest effort, “Condition Hüman”, which was released last October via Century Media.
QUEENSRŸCHE hired singer 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”.
QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton recently told The Glendale Star that the band is stronger than ever after parting ways with Tate and adding La Torre.
“We went through a lot of drama over the past few years and we have been focused on rebuilding this band,” Wilton said. “We are the original members and it was important for us to gain control of the name of the band. It was a chance meeting with [La Torre] that brought this together and it is working out great.”
He added: “For the past ten years, this band has been more of a dictatorship. Now, with the influence of [La Torre], we have great chemistry and we are now a complete democracy, not a dictatorship.”
“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.
The Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
“Condition Hüman” was released on October 2, 2015 via Century Media.