Queens of the Stone Age Stream New Album Snippets, Confirm June Release Date

Queens of the Stone Age Stream New Album Snippets, Confirm June Release Date
Considering Queens of the Stone Age's as-yet-untitled upcoming LP reportedly features guest work from the likes of Dave Grohl, Elton John, Trent Reznor, Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, Mark Lanegan and Nick Oliveri, fans are no doubt getting antsy waiting for some new music to drop. Well, hold on to your hats, everybody, because the band have just premiered the first sounds from the album. That said, they're only one- to two-second snippets.

If you go to the band's website, you can sample what we can only assume are a few micro moments from the album, including a ridiculously manic drum fill, a funky bass loop and some ethereal vocal washes. You'll have to refresh your browser to hear them all.

It's quite possible that the newly loaded image that graces the page — a "Q" made up of a shattered white "O" and a bright blue slash (see above) — could be the album art, but the band have yet to reveal that particular detail. However, as expected, the group have confirmed on their site that the new album will arrive in June.

UPDATE: According to Antiquiet, the new album is called ...Like Clockwork, though that title has yet to be officially confirmed.

UPDATE 2: Consequence of Sound now reports that the album will arrive via Queens of the Stone Age's new label home Matador.

Queens of the Stone Age also have some summer dates lined up, including a stop at BC's Squamish Valley Music Festival in August.