New Queensrÿche album reportedly has “a lot of variety” including “really cool industrial-ish ear candy”

New Queensrÿche album reportedly has “a lot of variety” including “really cool industrial-ish ear candy”

Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre and producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris were recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice. La Torre was promoting Queensrÿche‘s upcoming new studio album Digital Noise Alliance, which will be released via Century Media on October 7, 2022.

With respect to Queensrÿche‘s musical direction on Digital Noise Alliance for people who are not familiar with the band, Zeuss indicated: “I would say this, it can be heavy at times, it can be intimate at times, the vocal range is all over the map. There’s dual leads for the guitar players out there and there’s really classic dueling harmony solos, creative drumming and interesting keyboard work. As far as the compositions on the record, there’s a lot of variety. There’s a lot of ups and downs. There’s a few surprises for sure. This record has some really cool industrial-ish ear candy. On Rage For Order, they had all this like sampling and programming and sequencing and stuff like that and there’s some of that stuff in this record too.

La Torre added: “I would say it’s a melodic hard rock band with metal and progressive elements. There’s softness and real heavy stuff and there’s everything in between so there’s a nice variety.”

In terms of which Queensrÿche‘s album the new record can be compared to, Zeuss opined: “It has elements of all their best material. I would say if you took all of the songs, they are summarized from albums one to six. The first thing I wanted to do when I first started working with the band is get the fucking guitars back [higher in the mix] and I think we succeeded with that.”

You can read other excerpts from the interview with Todd La Torre and Zeuss at The Metal Voice‘s website and/or listen to the interview below:

Queensrÿche‘s “Forest” video (from upcoming Digital Noise Alliance album):