Queensrÿche Frontman Says ‘Real Singers’ In Heavy Metal Are A ‘Dying Breed’

Queensrÿche singer says 'real singers' in heavy metal are a 'dying breed'
Todd La Torre: Queensryche, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikipedia/ Will Ramos: LORNA SHORE - And I Return To Nothingness (OFFICIAL VIDEO), Century Media Records, YouTube
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Via a recent Twitter post of his, Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre said he feels that “real singers” in heavy metal are a “dying breed.” The modern landscape of metal offers a plethora of vocal styles; from singing to gutturals, to pig squeals, doom-y roars, and black metal shrieks – there are a lot of vocal techniques for metalheads to enjoy.

For Todd La Torre though, it seems he misses the days of “traditional” heavy metal singing. The Queensrÿche singer recently took to Twitter to share his thoughts on metal vocal styles (as to why… seems he just had to get it off his chest). Per the Queensrÿche frontman’s Tweet, he wrote the following:

“I love gutturals don’t get me wrong, and I do them occasionally in some of my own music. They provide an attitude you can’t get without it. BUT, I remember when metal had actual real singers. Those that still do it are the minority now imo. It’s a dying breed folks.”

What do you think about Todd’s regarding heavy metal vocals? Do you think the presence of “traditional” heavy metal singing is “dying out”? Are you all about clean vocals, or do you prefer metal vocals that sound nasty as fuck? Because if you are more into the latter (and curious to learn more about the techniques of guttural metal vocalists), you may want to check out the video below that features Lorna Shore singer Will Ramos. In said video, a camera was put down Ramos’ throat, in order to see how his body reacts to performing harsh vocals.

Watch: Want To See The Inside Of Lorna Shore Singer’s Throat As He Screams Harsh Vocals?

Starting next month, Queensrÿche will be hitting the road with Judas Priest for an awesome tour! You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

  • 10/13 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale
    10/15 – Albany, NY – MVP Arena
    10/16 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall Fenway
    10/18 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Coliseum
    10/19 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
    10/21 – Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center
    10/22 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
    10/24 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
    10/25 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre
    10/27 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center Theater
    10/29 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center Moline
    10/30 – Mankato, MN – Mayo Clinic Event Center
    11/1 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
    11/2 – Rapid City, SD – The Monument
    11/7 – Ontario, CA – Toyota Center
    11/8 – Tucson, AZ – TCC Arena
    11/10 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
    11/12 – Park City (Wichita), KS – Hartman Arena
    11/13 – St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena
    11/15 – Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena
    11/17 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center
    11/18 – Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Canes River Center
    11/20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
    11/22 & 23 – San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena
    11/25 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
    11/26 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street
    11/28 – Edinburg, TX – Burt Ogden Arena
    11/29 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall