Seattle-based heavy metal icons QUEENSRŸCHE have released a music video for their song “Hellfire”, which spotlights the Malaysian passenger flight crisis in 2014.

Speaking about the influence and subject matter for the clip, QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Todd La Torre said: “‘Hellfire’ is a depiction primarily based on the tragic events surrounding the Malaysian airline flight MH17. Despite the storyline’s foundation, the lyrical and visual narrative transcends into other pertinent, global subject matters. Civil unrest, guerrilla warfare, media propaganda, and social inequalities are just some examples of the multifaceted issues marbled throughout ‘Hellfire’. A poignant illustration of an unfortunate yet timeless reality.”

“Hellfire” is taken from QUEENSRŸCHE‘s latest album, “Condition Hüman”, which debuted at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart, having shifted 14,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 8, 2015.

The band plans to enter the studio in January to write and record the follow-up to “Condition Hüman” for a late 2017 release.

In a recent interview with the “Moshpit” show, La Torre stated about what it has been like writing and recording with QUEENSRŸCHE since he took over as lead vocalist in 2012: “It’s been a wonderful experience. We’re touring constantly throughout the year, and so we’re like a family. We’re great friends. The writing experience happens on the road, it happens when we go home…we all have our unique writing experiences with each other. I’ll write something with just Parker [Lundgren, guitar] or I’ll write something with just Michael [Wilton, guitar], or Michael and Eddie [Jackson, bass] will work on something, or Scott [Rockenfield, drums] will work on something on his own and throw it over to me. There’s a lot of different configurations in how the writing goes, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s a great experience.”

QUEENSRŸCHE recently embarked on a month-long headlining tour of the United States. Support on the trek is coming from ARMORED SAINT and MIDNIGHT ETERNAL.