RISING WEST, the new band featuring Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren of QUEENSRŸCHE, along with powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of CRIMSON GLORY, will make its live debut on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at the Hard Rock Café in Seattle, Washington. The band will perform rare and classic hits from the first five QUEENSRŸCHE albums — from the 1983 EP through 1990’s “Empire” — and plans on hitting the studio sometime early summer to begin recording its first release.
Commented La Torre: “Heading to rehearsal soon, then time to get ready for metal history, as for the first time in history, the QUEENSRŸCHE musicians will be fronted by another vocalist in 30 years. I couldn’t be more proud, happy, and hungry to unleash the metal fury tonight!!! My range is at its best. Bring your earplugs ‘cuz they just might bleed.”
A seven-minute YouTube clip containing samples of Todd La Torre performing a number of QUEENSRŸCHE classics can be found below. Also available is Todd‘s full-length performance of the song “Queen Of The Reich”.