Seattle progressive rockers QUEENSRCHE were interviewed on this past Wednesday night's (June 29) edition of nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn. You can now listen to the program at RocklineRadio.com."Get Started", the new video from Seattle progressive rockers QUEENSRCHE, can be seen using the widget below. However, in order to view the clip, you must first "validate" your purchase of the band's new album, "Dedicated To Chaos". "Dedicated To Chaos" was released on June 28 in North America via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists.
In a recent interview with the U.K. branch of Roadrunner Records, singer Geoff Tate stated was asked if there is a particular theme or concept running through "Dedicated To Chaos". "What we tried to do on this record was really just tap into our creative side and to celebrate the creativity with having a varied record," he said. "It's a collection of songs that is indicative of the band at this point in its career. We have a lot of variety in the music on this record." When asked whether the band approached the recording of the new album in a different way than they did previous releases, Tate said, "In some ways yes, in some ways no. We usually try to sit down and kind of map out a little bit of an outline or game plan as to what we wanna try to accomplish with a record. And this one was really about trying to capture a wide variety of music. We wanted to explore the freedom of not having a theme or a concept to adhere to, but to really explore our creativity and see where we could take our music." Regarding the title of the new album, Tatesaid, "The title 'Dedicated To Chaos' is really a statement from the band. We're dedicated to creativity. Chaos is the place where creativity lives, it's the beginning, the origin of creativity, and we're dedicated to that, no matter what the cost. We define ourselves with each record and I think that's something that's very rare in today's world where everyone is very concerned about conforming to a stereotype to become a product in order to be sold. And I think that's one of the things that's kept QUEENSRCHE going all these years that reluctance to conform to somebody else's idea of who we are supposed to be."
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