Queensryche formed in '81. The Bellevue, WA based group released eleven studio albums and their Progressive Metal sold over 20 million albums worldwide, including over 6 million albums in the U.S.
Over three decades after they formed, frontman Geoff Tate had a falling out with the rest of the band. When the dust cleared, Tate was working on a solo career while Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren teamed up with Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre to form Rising West.
"Everyone wants to stay busy, try new things and do what they do best: Rock in front of the masses," said a Queensryche spokesperson.
Before going into the studio, Rising West toured performing songs from the first five Queensryche albums.
"Geoff Tate is doing his solo stuff and that's great," said La Torre. "Geoff is one of the best and created a style of singing. A lot of guys can sing the notes but it's about the tone, the texture. I will deliver to the best of my ability."
Like a divorce or even a separation, small slights sting. Queensryche's website made no mention of Rising West shows but promoted Tate's solo tour and his range of wines.
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