Judas Priest Adds Additional Tour Dates to the “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American Tour Dates with Queensrÿche


Judas Priest announced last week that Queensrÿche will be the direct support band on the rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour dates, taking place next spring. The band has now booked addtional dates added to the tour which you can see below. Judas Priest was forced to postpone two-dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band’s guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival. He ended up undergoing a 10-hour life-saving surgery a short distance away at Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are on sale now.

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Judas Priest Taps Queensrÿche as Direct Support on the Rebooked “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American Tour Dates


Heavy Metal Gods Judas Priest has announced that Queensrÿche will be the direct support band on the rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour dates, taking place in March through April 2022. According a published report by Blabbermouth and Ticketmaster, the tour dates will kick off on March 7 in West Valley City, Utah and conclude on April 11 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A complete list of shows can be found on Ticketmaster. Queensrÿche recently pulled out of the Scorpions rescheduled “Sin City Nights” Las Vegas residency tracking place at the same time. Judas Priest was forced to postpone two-dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band’s guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival. He ended up undergoing a 10-hour life-saving surgery a short distance away at Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are on sale now.

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Queensrÿche Guitarist Parker Lundgren Has Stepped Down from the Band


Surprising news as longtime member of Queensrÿche, Parker Lundgren has announced he is leaving the band to pursue other business ventures. This news comes from a post actress the Queensrÿche social pages. Parker has been a member of the band for ten years and was a tour guitarist prior to that time for a few years. No announcement yet who the replacement will be. This news follows the ongoing drama surrounding drummer Scott Rockenfdeld, who has been on a hiatus from the band for four years, but has launched his own QR curated website and insists he is still a member of the band. Queensrÿche is in Florida at singer Todd LaTorre’s house, working on the followup to the excellent 2019 album The Verdict (Century Media) with legendary producer Chris ”Zeuss” Harris. .

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ALBUM REVIEW: Flotsam and Jetsam – Blood In The Water


It’s been a long time coming but Flotsam and Jetsam finally look to have reasserted themselves among the top of the speed metal elite. After arriving on the scene with two undisputed classics back in the late ’80s, the Arizona thrashers fortunes dipped and for a while it seemed that they would only be remembered for those releases and supplying Metallica with bassist Jason Newsted.

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Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, and More Booked for Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2022


 

Rock and metal cruises are coming back post-lockdown. Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2022 will set sail February 9-14 Miami, Florida aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Of The Seas ship, visiting Cococay, Bahamas, and Lababdee Island. The all-star lineup features Alice Cooper and over 35 Artists including Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Kix, Winger, Michael Monroe, Great White, H.E.A.T, Loudness, Pat Travers, Y&T, and many more. Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Keith Roth, Lüc Carl, Nikki Blakk, Izzy and Brian, Metal Dj Will, and Ginger Fish. The public on-sale begins today, at the link below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lunar Shadow – Wish to Leave


Despite promising to move away from Heavy Metal in favor of a Post Punk sound in marketing materials, Lunar Shadow’s third album still features many of the band’s established quirks. The guitar tone’s lessened distortion promises a less in-your-face attitude, but the actual playing is still based around intricate sweeps and trills. The drumming also continues to mix in some aggressive fills and double bass patterns with the more upbeat rhythms while the vocal delivery still consists primarily of a shrill wail with some variation for mood.

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Queensrÿche Frontman Todd La Torre Shares New Video for “Hellbound and Down”


Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre has shared a new video for his song “Hellbound and Down” from his new album Rejoice In The Suffering, via Rat Pak Records (review here). The deluxe version of the album features 3 bonus tracks: “Fractured,” “Set It Off” and “One by One.”Watch the video now!Continue reading


Scott Rockenfeld Says He is Still a Member of Queensryche


Silent for many years since going on an apparent hiatus 2017, Scott Rockenfeld says he is still a member of Queensryche and the fans “have not been given the facts, by any means.” Scott hasn’t recorded or performed with the band for four years at this point and did not appear on the 2019 album The Verdict (Century Media Records). Drums on the album were performed by vocalist Todd La Torre and live drumming has been provided by Casey Grillo. Rockenfeld promised more details soon.

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Queensrÿche Frontman Todd La Torre Shares New Video for “’Vanguards of the Dawn Wall’


Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre has shared a new single and video for his song “Vanguards of the Dawn Wall” from his upcoming album Rejoice In The Suffering. The LP is set for release on February 5, 2021, via Rat Pak Records. The deluxe version of the album features 3 bonus tracks: “Fractured,” “Set It Off” and “One by One.”Watch the video now!Continue reading


Queensrÿche Frontman Todd La Torre Set to Release Solo Album


Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre has been using his recent pandemic downtime to put the finishing touches on his new solo album Rejoice In The Suffering. The LP is a set a release date of February 5, 2021 by way of Rat Pak Records. The deluxe version of the album features 3 bonus tracks: “Fractured,” “Set It Off” and “One by One.”Continue reading