Queensryche Premiere Second ‘The Verdict’ Track ‘Dark Reverie’
Prog metal legends Queensryche are on the verge of releasing their third album with singer Todd La Torre. The band released the first song, "Man the Machine," last year, which was a hard-charging, classic sounding track. On "Dark Reverie," the newest single, they explore something a little more sinister.
Since La Torre's arrival, Queensryche have stuck to the classic sound of their first four records with nods to the darker elements charted on 1994's Promised Land. "Dark Reverie" delivers on these moodier elements with a ballad-like arrangement that can't shake the ever-present feeling of dread with orchestral passages to fuel the atmosphere.
"I'm extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record," said La Torre. "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 Wilton added, "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."
The Verdict comes out on March 1. Pre-order your copy here and catch Queensryche on tour with Fates Warning at the cities listed below.
Queensryche + Fates Warning 2019 Tour Dates
March 02 - Orlando, Fla. @ The Plaza Live
March 03 - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room
March 05 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
March 07 - Baltimore, Md. @ Sound Stage*
March 08 - Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun^
March 09 - New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza*
March 10 - Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium*
March 12 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
March 13 - Detroit, Mich. @ Diesel
March 14 - Chicago, Ill. @ Concord
March 15 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
March 16 - Medina, Minn. @ Medina Entertainment Center
March 17 - Davenport, Iowa @ Rhythm City Casino Resort^
March 20 - Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
March 21 - Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
March 22 - San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec
March 23 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey
March 26 - Tempe, Ariz. @ The Marquee
March 27 - San Diego, Calif. @ Observatory
March 28 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda
March 29 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim's
March 30 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
April 2 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
April 3 - Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune
*w/ support from The Cringe
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