Ad Lucem is a 11-minute mini-movie with Todd La Torre’s version of Queensrÿche.
The storyline was inspired by the four song from the band’s self-titled album – their first without sacked founder Geoff Tate – which feature in the soundtrack.
La Torre explains: The overall theme of the song Spore is one that deals with personal demons, relationship struggles, career pressures, personal/professional morals and ethical dilemmas. These are issues we all face on some level and the video touches upon them all.
“Midnight Lullaby and A World Without deal with the loss of a mother during childbirth, leaving the father as a single parent, struggling to move forward through the turmoil. X2, though it opens up our album, provides for a nice outro to it all.
“The end result is a roller coaster of emotion in an effort to find a healthy resolve. We feel this conceptual video will really resonate with our fans.”
Queensryche split into two after an interim court ruling following Tate’s dismissal in 2012. His band released Frequency Unknown in April, ahead of the La Torre lineup’s record two months later. Both outfits are free to use the name until a final ruling, due in January, at which point one party will be granted the rights and the other will be bought out of theirs.
"Queensrÿche" marks the debut release from the lineup comprised of Todd La Torre (vocals; ex-Crimson Glory), Michael Wilton (guitar), Parker Lundgren (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). The drums for the album were recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, Washington with producer James "Jimbo" Barton — the man who engineered and mixed the band's classic 1988 LP, "Operation: Mindcrime", and its 1990 follow-up, "Empire", and co-produced 1994's "Promised Land". The rest of the music and vocals were laid down at several different facilities on the West Coast. The cover artwork was created by Craig Howell, who has previously worked on designs for "Star Wars", Slipknot and "American Idol", to name a few.
Todd La Torre (vocals)
Michael Wilton (guitars)
Parker Lundgren (guitars)
Eddie Jackson (bass)
Scott Rockenfield (drums, percussion, keys)
Todays tune "Ad Lucem" with Queensrÿche, featuring the tracks, "Spore", "A World Without", "Midnight Lullaby" and "X2"
More info @
Official Queensrÿche Web
Listen to ”Queensrÿche - Creator/Destroyer" on Spotify here!