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.