QUEENSRŸCHE Singer TODD LA TORRE To Release Debut Solo Album 'Rejoice In The Suffering'
As global touring came to a sudden and unexpected halt earlier this year, QUEENSRŸCHEfrontman Todd La Torre has been using his recent pandemic downtime to put the finishing touches on his debut solo album, "Rejoice In The Suffering". The LP is scheduled for release globally on February 5, 2021 via Rat Pak Records.
The idea for a solo album was always in the cards for Todd. With QUEENSRŸCHE tour dates postponed indefinitely, the world events offered Todd the opportunity to explore his ideas for the effort. Todd teamed up with longtime friend and collaborator Craig Blackwell, alongside producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, to create a diverse heavy metal album that draws influence from different styles. These styles will surprise fans who only know La Torre from his previous work with QUEENSRŸCHE or CRIMSON GLORY.
Says Todd: "'Rejoice In The Suffering' was truly a labor of love. It's a pure metal record that certainly showcases a wide range of my vocal abilities. I feel there is something for any true fan of metal on this album. This album is full of groove, dynamics, power, and substance and I can’t wait for people to hear it."
From the album's opening riffs of "Dogmata" to the vocal acrobatics that drive the album closer "Apology", it is apparent that La Torre has a true love of heavy metal. With Todd playing drums and recording the vocals for the album, songs like "Darkened Majesty" and "Critical Cynic" offer an inside look into his musical mind. Blackwell's guitar playing provides the perfect musical accents to La Torre's vocals. Todd even finds vocal wails not heard from him before as showcased on the title track and the punishing "Vanguards Of The Dawn Wall". The deluxe version of the album features three bonus tracks: "Fractured", "Set It Off" and "One By One". Fans can pre-order the album in various bundle configurations here.
"Rejoice In The Suffering" track listing:
01. Dogmata 02. Pretenders 03. Hellbound And Down 04. Darkened Majesty
05.Crossroads To Insanity
07.Rejoice In The Suffering
09.Vanguards Of The Dawn Wall
Bonus tracks (deluxe version only)
11. Fractured 12. Set It Off 13. One By One