On the heels of his chart-topping debut week for Rejoice In The Suffering, Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre is releasing another official music video from the critically-acclaimed album. The video for “Hellbound and Down” is a fiery visual that accompanies one of the heaviest tracks on La Torre’s debut. Todd’s songwriting partner Craig Blackwell delivers a punishing guitar riff fronted by Todd singing and screaming as fan’s have not heard before. The video for “Hellbound and Down” was directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of killDevil Films and can be seen below.
“Hellbound and Down is about crossing a line and paying a price. Musically, it is an action-packed metal tune with relentless groove, varying vocal textures, and vocal range. This song once again showcases stellar guitar riffs and soloing by Craig Blackwell ,” explains Todd La Torre.
Rejoice In The Suffering has been making an impression on fans and critics alike. The album debuted on the charts last week and found La Torre’s debut landing at #1 on Top New Artist Albums, #2 on Hard Music Albums, #2 on Current Rock Albums, and #19 on Billboard Top Albums among others. The deluxe version of the album features 3 bonus tracks: “Fractured,” “Set It Off” and “One by One.” Fans can order the album in various bundle configurations here: http://ratpakrecords.com/ToddLaTorre or digitally via iTunes here: https://smarturl.it/tltitunes.
As global touring came to a sudden and unexpected halt earlier this year, Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre has been using his recent pandemic downtime to put the finishing touches on his debut solo album Rejoice In The Suffering. Todd teamed up with longtime friend and collaborator Craig Blackwell, creating a diverse heavy metal album that draws influence from different styles. Mixing and mastering was handled by Zeuss. From the album’s opening riffs of “Dogmata” to the vocal acrobatics that drive the album closer “Apology,” it is apparent that Todd La Torre has a true love of heavy metal.
About Todd La Torre: Todd La Torre joined his first band Blackwell as the drummer, performing in high school talent shows and entering into the club rock music scene in Tampa Bay, FL. In 2009, Todd was suggested to Crimson Glory guitarist Jon Drenning by a mutual friend to help with some vocal rehearsals in preparation for a Crimson Glory memorial concert. This would pave the way for more collaborations with the band, eventually joining as the band’s new permanent vocalist. La Torre was the lead singer for Crimson Glory from late 2010 until resigned from the band in early 2013. In 2012, Todd became a household name when he officially became the new lead vocalist of Queensrÿche. The band immediately began touring globally and started writing new material for the self-titled 2013 album Queensrÿche. To date, Queensrÿche has released three studio albums with Todd La Torre: Queensrÿche (2013), Condition Hüman (2015), and The Verdict (2019). Currently the band is writing new material for a fourth release under Century Media Records.