Queensryche Lines Up New Album, Label

Queensryche finally has a record deal and a release date for its ninth album, "Q2K." The disc will be issued on the Atlantic label on September 14.

The art-metal rockers intend to launch a tour in conjunction with the album's release sometime in early to mid-October, but details have yet to be firmed up.

The band's last album was "Hear In The Now Frontier" through EMI in 1997, and Queensryche has been without a corporate home since the demise of its EMI-affiliated label that same year. The group also left its management company, Q-Prime, earlier this year.

"Q2K" was produced by Kelly Gray, who has been officially added as the band's new guitarist, replacing Chris DeGarmo (see [article id="1433453"]"Queensryche Guitarist Leaves Band, Future Uncertain,"[/article] and [article id="1428316"]"Dokken, Queensryche Announce New Guitarists"[/article]).

Excerpts from the CD can be heard at the official Queensryche Web site (

target="new">queensryche.com). The track list for "Q2K" is as follows:

  • Falling Down
  • One Life
  • Sacred Ground
  • When the Rain Comes
  • How Could I
  • Beside You
  • Liquid Sky
  • Breakdown
  • Burning Man
  • Wot Kinda Man
  • Right Side of My Mind