Freddie Mercury, Queen’s frontman

In an interview Friday with BBC Wales, Queen guitarist Brian May revealed the iconic rock band would be releasing a new collection of music later this year that will include previously unreleased songs sung by Freddie Mercury. The legendary ‘We Will Rock You’ band’s frontman died in 1991. Yet drummer Roger Taylor along with May have since carried on with the group and are currently putting together a new album including recordings made with Freddie before he passed away.

“We found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us playing and they are quite beautiful,” May said, speaking with radio host Wynne Evans. “It is a compilation but will have this material that nobody in the world has ever heard. I think people will really enjoy it.”

The musician added the material from when the band was at their height and will most likely title the album ‘Queen Forever’. He said, “Most of it comes from the 80’s when we were in full flight. It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound. It wouldn’t’ have been if we hadn’t have done this restoration job.”

The band previously released a posthumous album ‘Made in Heaven’ in 1995, also featuring vocals recorded by Freddie before he passed away. That was also the last Queen album to feature bass player John Deacon, who retired two years later. Since that time the band have worked with other lead singers such as Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. Queen will hit the road for its first full North American tour in nearly a decade, fronted by singer Adam Lambert. The tour starts June 19 in Chicago and ends July 28 in Toronto before the band heads to Australia for dates there.