Another fantastic Bloodstock festival comes to an end, and already speculation about next year’s installment is being debated
The new debut album from STRIDENT came across my desk the other day and when I saw the cover it was the first time I had ever heard of the band even though apparently they have been around since 2004. Previous to this they have only released one E.P back in 2008 which would explain why they were yet to blip on my radar…
It’s been a turbulent few years in the Queensrÿche camp. With the well-publicised split with original vocalist Geoff Tate and the bitter fallout that followed now behind them, the Seattle band are entering a new chapter in their three-decade career. Supporting the release of acclaimed new album ‘Condition Hüman’ – their second with vocalist Todd La Torre – the five-piece have hit the road in the USA with The Scorpions for a run of sold-out dates in some of the country’s biggest arenas. We caught up with bassist Eddie Jackson in Rosemont, Illinois to discuss the new album, the highs and lows of Queensrÿche history, and the band’s plans for 2016. Walking the thin line: Eamon O’Neill.