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Metal Assault: About the new album: are we going to see a return to the progressive metal sound Queensrÿche had in the ’80s? And what kind of modern elements, if any, are we going to see in the new material?
 
Scott Rockenfield: What we’re trying to do, and what has been really interesting since Todd has jumped into the band, we’re trying to revisit the old Queensrÿche catalog — stuff off of the EP and “The Warning“. That’s always been a part of what we are, so yeah, definitely! I think in my opinion, we’re really revisiting that vibe of why that music was special back then for us. There will be a modern flair to it, though, just because we’re in the modern age. The fun thing about Jimbo (Barton) being a part of it is that he can help tie together the two sides. He does come from our past and some of the great records and some of the great sounds that we’re known for, but he’s also living in the modern age and doing some interesting things as well. I think it’s going to be a really great Queensrÿche record. People are going to go, “Wow, that’s Queensrÿche! That sounds just like what we’ve known them to be, and what we would expect them to now be.” That’s what I think people will get out of it.

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