Queensryche Working on New Album, Aiming at Summer 2015 Release

Meanwhile, Geoff Tate set to lose rights to present himself as "original lead singer of Queensryche."

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Following the recent lawsuit settlement, Queensryche have already kicked off work on their new album, tentatively due in the early summer of 2015.

"The Queensryche internal dynamic has certainly changed in terms of musicianship," said guitarist Michael Wilton. "It's more of a cohesive team and the chemistry we have now is making what we can do creatively limitless."

"We've already begun the writing process for the next album and have a few songs demoed that we feel really good about. We're taking the songs in the classic Queensryche direction but maybe a little more progressive and heavier at times. The thing is, you never know what you really have until it's complete. We can't wait for the final outcome," he added.

Meanwhile, new details regarding the mentioned settlement have surfaced. As Blabbermouth reports, both sides have agreed that Geoff Tate will sell his portion of the band to the remainder of the original members.

Apart from keeping the rights to "Operation: Mindcrime" and "Operation: Mindcrime II," Tate will no longer have the right to use the band's TriRyche logo. He will be able to present himself as the "original lead singer of Queensryche" or "formerly of Queensryche," but will lose the given right after two years.

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    I know the article also covers Geoff Tate's settlement terms, but don't you think the main photo should show the REAL and now ONLY Queensryche with Wilton/Jackson/Rockenfield/Lundgren/LaTorre? Geoff Tate certainly isn't working on a new Queensryche album, and chances are most people don't care about what music he will put out in the future.
    Yeah, why the **** is Geoff Tate on the pic? Should be of QR.
    So many great bands will never get the chance to play together either due to deaths or shit like this. Its a shame QR was a really solid band back in the day, great riffs, a little concept action going on with their albums, it was good rock n roll. Its a shame stuff like this happens and ruins what legacy they had.
    Yup, I completely agree man. Sucks to see the band get nearly destroyed by one person's ego. However, their new album is freaking smoking. Todd has some killer pipes.
    "but will lose the given right after two years." That's surprising. But I won't be shocked when he shits out another rushed album just so he can get that title on the cover.
    Tate's alum was not bad in my opinion, though queenscryche I did like somewhat better.