Geoff Tate's version of Queensryche
is preparing to release its first album "Frequency Unknown"
, but it's already having some trouble getting off the starting line.
Sound bites from the album were recently posted online as a preview, but some fans were unhappy with their sound quality. In turn, Tate apparently commissioned an entire remix of the album with Billy Sherwood
Now Sherwood has decided to back down from the project to mix the new William Shatner
record instead, leaving "Frequency Unknown" without a mixer - which could mean releasing the supposedly lower-quality version to the public.
"Ive withdrawn from mixing the Queensryche project,"
Sherwood said on Facebook
. "Scheduling issues became a conflict."
He continued: "While I was excited about taking the QR gig, reality is there is not enough time in my schedule at present, and so, I wish them luck on the project."
Sherwood is pretty busy with other projects too, so it's not clear why he initially said yes to Tate.
Maybe the drama and arguments between fans of both factions of Queensryche made it a hard project to bear, but that's pure speculation.
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