Queensryche have announced a new album
It will be called American Soldier, and is out next year.

It is a concept album about american war from WWII-Iraq
It has a lot based on interviews Geoff Tate had with Iraq veterans.
The tour will kick off in a casino in Seattle (correct at time of post)

What are your views.
That sounds like a recipe for complete lyrical tripe. Still, Queensryche are excellent musically, so it won't be disappointing there.

Also, I think there is already a thread.
First EP and The Warning are classics, obviously. Mindcrime was wicked, lost me after Empire.
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi

Raptoral judgement upon all our sins
This placid island of ignorance