Well, we all saw this one coming.
Singer Todd La Torre — who took over for Geoff Tate in the Tate-less Queensrÿche — has officially quit Florida metal vets Crimson Glory.
La Torre joined Queensrÿche in June 2012 after becoming an official member of Crimson Glory two years prior. He has played a number of shows with the band during the past two-and-a-half years.
“We were writing the new album and things were looking good,” La Torre says in a statement, announcing his departure.
“We had interest from two major European labels, which was very promising. I was very honored and proud that we were on the rise, and the fans were embracing all that we were doing,” says Todd.
“We had wonderful momentum and we were working within an important window of time within which the new record should have been recorded and released to have the most impact given the bands resurgence. Unfortunately, the record never materialized despite my best efforts.
“My involvement with Queensrÿche had nothing to do with the album progress,” says Todd.
“I haven’t been contacted to write with Crimson Glory for over six months. As a band, our writing sessions were slow, eventually becoming non-existent before I ever joined Queensrÿche.”
He added: “The main reason for my resignation from Crimson Glory is primarily due to its inertia status. Crimson Glory was the catalyst that exposed me to the world as an undiscovered vocalist, and I am very thankful to them. Special thanks also to the amazing fans for their acceptance and support of not only Crimson Glory, but their continued support to me as an artist. Lastly, I sincerely wish my friends in Crimson Glory the absolute very best, both personally and professionally.”
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