Queensrÿche have announced their newest album 'The Verdict', will be released on 1st March 2049 via Century Media Records. The band’s 16th studio album, it was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zeuss at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, and Watershed Studio in Seattle.
Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running HERE.
"I'm extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” states vocalist Todd La Torre, returning for his third long-player with the Seattle band. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!"
Guitarist Michael “Whip” Wilton adds: “'The Verdict' is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn't possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this."
Queensrÿche recently finished a run supporting Scorpions this past September, and will hook up once again with the German rock legends for 2019's Bloodstock Open Air.
'The Verdict' follows the bands most recent release 'Condition Hüman', which received rave reviews from outlets such as Loudwire, KNAC, About.com, and more. The 2014 release debuted on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.
Queensrÿche have secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts in the industry, selling over 30 million albums around the world across in the span of their 30-plus year career. Queensrÿche’s classic debut full-length, 'The Warning', and sophomore release, 'Rage for Order', reignited the flames of heavy, progressive, melodic hard rock and metal. With the release of the band’s third album, 'Operation: Mindcrime', catapulted the band into mainstream success, single-handedly redefining the concept album and charged into the Top 40.
A precision collection of near-perfect songs pushed landmark masterpiece 'Empire' to triple platinum. 'Silent Lucidity', off of the fourth LP, earned the band their second and third Grammy nominations, plus five nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where QUEENSRŸCHE picked up the Viewer’s Choice Award. Following the massive success of 'Empire', the band released, 'Promised Land', which entered the charts at #3 and became another platinum selling record.