Published Dec 11, 2012Concrete details on stoner rockers Queens of the Stone Age's next album, like its title, tracklist and street date, have yet to pop up, but the band have offered up some cryptic comments about the collection in a very arty way.
The group recently sent Mojo an eerie ink drawing of an eye with a ticking clock face for an iris, which you can see above. The artwork is joined by a scrawl of haunting words describing the time they've spent in the studio. The note hints that the sessions have been "manic and unpredictable," and that the songs aren't reflections of the past, but "depictions of what we are going through in real time."
"It means even a bad event can turn into an unforgettable song," they wrote.
The album is further described by QOTSA as sounding "like running in a dream in a codeine cabaret," though they cop to not understanding exactly what that means.
While info on the set is still slim, so far we know that Songs for the Deaf drummer Dave Grohl is back behind the kit, and it will feature appearances from former bassist Nick Oliveri and Trent Reznor. The album is expected to drop sometime around June 2013.