“It feels like we've been set free,” says drummer Scott Rockenfield of splitting with former singer Geoff Tate.
Its lengthy and bitter legal battle with former frontman Geoff Tate ended, Queensryche is putting the throttle down on moving past the problems and getting its future in full gear.
Drummer Scott Rockenfield tells Billboard that the hard-rocking Seattle quintet is "making a new record right now," a follow up to 2013's self-titled effort that heralded the arrival of new singer Todd La Torre. "We've been deep into the writing mode for the last couple months, putting together music and getting ready to at some point in the future drop into the studio and start putting together the thing for real," Rockenfield says. "We have a bunch of new material we've working on the last two years, since we rolled in with Todd, stuff we've been digging deep and working on longer than just the last few months." Rockenfield adds that there's "even stuff that's been in our brains for as long as we've been musicians."