Currently playing select dates throughout the United States, Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre returns to his critically-acclaimed solo album Rejoice In The Suffering. Todd is releasing a thought-provoking music video that shows Todd on a desolate street before changing to footage of global unrest throughout time. The video features Todd and songwriting partner Craig Blackwell handing all of the instruments as Todd sings “Can’t take no more. A nation in distress.” The age-restricted clip was directed by Thomas Crane/killDevil Films and can be seen below.
“’Vexed’ highlights the unfortunate reality that many nations and its people are facing. Past and present parallels of civil rights movements, social injustices, and the uprisings surrounding geopolitical landscapes are woven throughout the exposé, displaying overt footage from various countries with no exclusivity. Despite its thought provoking and unfiltered content, Thomas Crane of killDevil Films really drove home the vision that Craig and I wanted to convey. This video is really an artistic collage of performance, the ominous side of humanity, and unwavering altruistic heroism” says Todd La Torre. “The overall point and message is that we must learn and understand the profound significance of the past and present if we are to have salutary progress for the future.”
Todd La Torre’s debut solo album Rejoice In The Suffering has been making an impression on fans and critics alike. The album debuted on the charts when it was released and found La Torre 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.