Legendary Seattle rockers Queensrÿche recently filmed a 'mini movie' to the tracks, 'Spore', 'Midnight Lullaby' and 'A World Without'. The three tracks will provide the score to a 10-plus minute story, dubbed Queensrÿche: Ad Lucem'.
The movie was filmed by director, Daniel Andres Gomez Bagby with producer, Marco De Molina on location at Central City Stages last month. Todd La Torre, vocalist for Queensrÿche has issued the following statement:
"We decided to take a different approach with this video, which is comprised of three pieces of music from our latest self-titled release, 'Queensrÿche'. It's a conceptual mini-movie music video that invites the audience to scratch beneath the surface a bit, rather than the usual "chewed food" that so many are used to being fed. We really wanted to deviate from a performance type of video so the music and story-line could be the main focus."
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La Torre also adds: "The overall theme of the song 'Spore' is one that deals with personal demons, relationship struggles, career pressures, personal/professional morals and ethical dilemmas. These are issues we all face on some level and the video touches upon them all. 'Midnight Lullaby'/'A World Without' deals with the loss of a mother during childbirth, leaving a father as a single parent and struggling to move forward through the turmoil. The end result is a roller coaster of emotion in an effort to find a healthy resolve. Given our history, we feel that this multifaceted conceptual video, along with a great cast of actors to suit, will really resonate with our fans."
Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP 'Queensrÿche'. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album 'The Warning' in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of 'Rage For Order', Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80s.
In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album 'Operation: Mindcrime', which would go on to become one of the top 10 best-selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 'Empire' in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "viewer's choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit 'Silent Lucidity'.
During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. Queensrÿche has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.
Original vocalist Geoff tate left the band last year, amidst a storm of legal wrangling, to be replaced by La Torre. Geof now fronts his own version of Queensrÿche and this situation will be resolved in court this year.
You can find our full coverage of the situation by using the search bar at the top of this page.
Todd La Torre (vocals)
Michael Wilton (guitars)
Parker Lundgren (guitars)
Eddie Jackson (bass)
Scott Rockenfield (drums)
Queensrÿche European tour dates
12.10.2013 O2 Academy - London, United Kingdom
13.10.2013 Wulfrum Hall - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
15.10.2013 The Garage - Glasgow, United Kingdom
16.10.2013 HMV Ritz - Manchester, United Kingdom
17.10.2013 Rock City - Nottingham, United Kingdom
18.10.2013 Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
20.10.2013 Turbohalle - Bucharest, Romania
21.10.2013 Retro Music Hall - Prague, Czech Republic
22.10.2013 Orpheum - Graz, Austria
23.10.2013 Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
25.10.2013 Theaterfabrik - Munich, Germany
26.10.2013 Burgerhaus - Quadrath-Itchendorf Bergheim, Germany
27.10.2013 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany
29.10.2013 Moonwalker - Aarburg, Switzerland
30.10.2013 Stadthalle - Langen, Germany
31.10.2013 Brielpoort - Deinze, Belgium
01.11.2013 Effennaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands
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