drama is still very much happening at the moment as the November trial to determine the rights for the Ryche moniker steadily approaches.
Drummer Scott Rockenfield
of the Todd La Torre
-fronted edition of the band recently discussed the entire matter with Oregon Music News
, confessing that the group isn't even considering the possibility of losing the case.
"We don't focus on that possibility we're living in the now,"
Rockenfield said when asked about the chance of losing the name. "If that were to happen I don't have a confirmation of what we would do in terms of what we'd call ourselves. I can tell you no matter what happens we'll still continue to make music because the five of us have something - we feel so great about it and we're having such a great time."
The stickman continued, "That can't stop us and nobody can take that away from us. That's a confirmed thing that we own now - which is our chemistry together. We know it so well. I do believe that the right choice will be made in November which will be the best decision for Queensryche. Hopefully that's the case, right?"
As far as the entire rift with Geoff Tate
goes, Rockenfield admitted that the two bands with identical names have caused a lot of confusion among the fans.
"We feel very confident that we have done the best thing for the band and also what the fans have been wanting from the band. We feel so good about what we've done and the response that we've had with the record. It was just released the day before yesterday and the response has been overwhelming," he said. "We just continue to get more support and people really seem to enjoy what were doing. We feel good about that."
As the first Queensryche record to feature La Torre, the group's eponymous album
dropped on June 24 via Century Media Records. With just over 13,500 units shipped in the US within the first week, it peaked at No. 23
on the Billboard 200