Queensrÿche announced earlier that their new album will be called "Dedicated to Chaos" and it will be released this summer. It’s the band’s first effort for its new label, Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud. The band – featuring Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren — is currently planning a tour in support of the new opus, which wa recorded in its native Seattle. Tour dates and information will be released when available.
“Modern life moves fast,” commented frontman Geoff Tate about the album. “Plug into the rhythm of the now with our 12th studio album, "Dedicated to Chaos". It’s a clash and slash of musical experimentation anchored by the pulse of digital code.” He did issue one suggestion to listeners as well, saying: “Enjoy – headphones are a must.”
Queensrÿche’s 1988-issued album "Operation: Mindcrime" is universally respected as a classic concept release about rock, revenge and redemption, which is ultimately regarded as one of the most important and essential hard rock records in the genre’s expansive canon.
In 2006, the band released "Operation: Mindcrime II", a scorching sequel to their original. The band then hit the road performing both albums "Operation: Mindcrime" and "Operation: Mindcrime II" back-to-back in their entirety in an incredible theatrical presentation throughout the year.
The band is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and "Dedicated to Chaos" marks a new and riveting chapter in Queensrÿche’s already impressive history that fans will not want to miss.
Queensrÿche will tour UK with Judas Priest this summer.