Roadrunner Records senior director of marketing Suzi Akyuz told Billboard.com that "Dedicated To Chaos", the 13th studio album from Seattle progressive rockers QUEENSRCHE, is being sold as a standard album, as a special edition with four bonus tracks and as a special edition bundled with a T-shirt and a lithograph. Aside from autographing 2,000 prints for the bundle, QUEENSRCHE signed another 4,000 posters to give away at Trans World. A video for the track "Wot We Do" is posted at Queensryche.com to inspire fans to make videos that show their own personal interests. One winner will receive a gift package that includes a private dinner with band members.
Manager Susan Tate, who's married to singer Geoff Tate and has been handling QUEENSRCHE for about 10 years, says, "QUEENSRCHE doesn't want to put their name on as many things as they can. There's a quality to them, and they really care about their music. It's not about, 'How can we sell out as quick as possible and make the most money that we can?'"
Paul Freundlich Associates VP Kevin Chiaramonte, who worked with the band while it was on Sanctuary Records, says that no one else sounds like QUEENSRCHE then or now. "The sound is unique and it's one they've worked hard to build," he says. "That's what makes them able to stand the test of time."
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