It’s a cold, wet day in Seattle (what else is new?) when Guitar Player catches up with Queensrÿche’s Michael Wilton. Despite the nasty weather, the guitarist is enjoying some much-needed time at home before his band heads out on the road for a North American tour in support of its new, and 15th, studio album, The Verdict (Century Media Records). (more…)

Founding member and guitar maestro Michael Wilton joined Metal Wani on the phone as the band prepares to hit the road in support of the new album. Given that the new album fits so well with the last two albums and even reminds me of early works such as ‘The Warning’ and the first EP, I asked Michael how he feels this album stacks up to them. “I view it as a natural evolution of the band” Michael responds, “I think it is perfect for what we are striving for to continue on as Queensryche”. He added “I think from my perspective its all the touring we have done. I just kind of infiltrated into the writing process. I’m really happy with this album.” (more…)