The band have been at work on their first album since splitting with vocalist Geoff Tate following a breakdown in relations between the two. Legal action is pending over the band name, which is currently in use by both parties.
Meanwhile, Tate says he’s come close to collaborating with ex-Queensryche guitarist Chris DeGarmo on several occasions. He tells Classic Rock Revisited: “Chris and I are always talking about doing stuff together.
“He calls me up out of the blue and tells me he has an idea, and I’ll go over to his house. We’ve collected a few songs over the years.”
But the singer, who recently released solo album Kings And Thieves, adds: “He doesn’t have this life any more. As time goes by he’s becoming less and less interested. I can’t relate to it at all, but I can respect his point of view.”
Queensryche’s new album is due out early next year and is being produced by James ‘Jimbo’ Barton, who worked on the band’s Operation: Mindcrime, Empire and Promised Land albums.
-Classic Rock Magazine