Sonic Perspectives:

Todd La Torre, vocalist for Queensrÿche, will be releasing his debut solo record, “Rejoice in the Suffering”, this Friday February 5th via Rat Pak Records. As global touring came to a sudden and unexpected halt earlier this year,

Todd used the pandemic downtime to put the finishing touches on his debut solo record. He and Craig Blackwell wrote all the songs and played all the instruments on this record with Craig on guitar/bass and Todd on vocals/drums.

“Rejoice in the Suffering” combines the best elements of Todd‘s voice with thought-provoking lyrical content and a hunger that delivers an electric assault of metal songs! The duo doubled down on their talents to combine tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions with pushed-to-the-edge vocals. The songs are fast and aggressive, with standout tracks being “Dogmata,” “Crossroads to Insanity,” and “Rejoice in the Suffering.”

Correspondent Robert Cavuoto spoke with Todd about creating his solo album, why it incorporates different styles of metal, the subject matter that intrigues him when writing songs, and the brutal style of music that his fans can expect to hear on his next solo album.