Queensryche in Sheffield
Sheffield University, Sheffield
Thursday 28th November 2019, £21.00
Promoter(s): Sheffield Students' Union
Queensryche have never been a band to rest on their laurels. In a career set against the new-millennium's backdrop of cultural chaos, they've remained a constant; musically innovative and lyrically thought-provoking.
One of rock's most respected names who have weathered the storm and emerged in 2019 with The Verdict. It's an album that echoes Queensryche's three decades of career high-points while pushing ahead with the confidence and urgency of a band just now coming into its own. With a legacy behind them that's shifted over 30 million records and built a dedicated legion of fans while touring the globe alongside giants including Metallica, Def Leppard and The Scorpions, Queensryche have exceeded themselves once again.
If Queensryche's 15th studio album sounds like a young, hungry band just hitting its stride, it's because that is precisely the case. Produced and mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie), who helmed 2015's Condition Human, it's also Queensryche's third album with frontman Todd La Torre, who joined the veteran band in 2012, taking the reins from erstwhile voice, Geoff Tate. The Verdict is in and it's testament to not merely Queensryche's staying power as a force in rock in a turbulent new world, but a band without boundaries who continue to prove how timeless they truly are.
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