New QOTSA Album Coming This Year, Mastodon's Sanders Reveals!

As announced, the recording has commenced a while ago, Troy adds.

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New QOTSA Album Coming This Year, Mastodon's Sanders Reveals!
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While discussing Gone Is Gone - a supergroup he's part of with QOTSA guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen - Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders revealed that Queens are actually in the studio and planning to release a new record in 2017.

He told Rolling Stone: "I like to think none of us needs [Gone Is Gone], but we all really want this band. When that's the mentality, this is special to the four of us. Otherwise, we wouldn't dedicate the first week of 2017 to working on this band."

Reaching the meaty bit, the musician added: "For example, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and At the Drive-In have all been recording, and we all have new records coming out this year.

"We've all been extremely busy writing and recording, and we're about to get super busy touring the world. So I believe we're all fulfilled to a certain degree with all we have going on. That sets a special tone for a very special thing we all share. This band doesn't bring us fame or money, but it brings us a different sense of fulfillment and energy that we all give each other."

Back in June, frontman Josh Homme revealed QOTSA was back in "work mode" without any lineup changes. Then in July, Van Leeuwen confirmed the recording would commence sometime in 2016. Stay tuned for updates.

As for Gone Is Gone, the boys are officially streaming their full-length debut "Echolocation," released on January 6 via Rise Records. You can give it a spin below.

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    JAHellraiser
    Obligatory "what about them crooked vultures?" Comment Also, what about them crooked vultures?! :'(
    bistirdslap
    I dunno, but as much as I would love another TCV album, they kinda ended (read began) on a high note and their legacy as a legendary group of badasses is set in stone. Even if there will be no more, I am content. Just maybe Spotify can get their shot together and give us back their album as well as the first QOTSA album
    pjdwyer30
    TCV is on spotify. listening to it right now.
    Eifler121
    I remember when TCV came out, and I said in a poll that Josh Homme was underrated, and should be considered a guitar hero. I got blasted, people said, he's cool, but nobody's trying to learn how to play like Josh Homme. Look where we're at now UG.
    rocklee1431
    Does "no lineup changes" mean Dave Grohl on drums?
    bx.staar
    No. Dave Grohl isn't on the roster. He does guest appearances. Jon Theodore is their drummer for the last few years. He played the title track for Like Clockwork. Edit: ~Maxi King beat me to it.
    bistirdslap
    The Queens of the Stone Age are the incarnation of bad motherfuckers. Equal part strange, funny, and heavy. These guys created a space for me in the world that I don't intend to leave for a very very long time.
    Ole' Nessie
    It's not posted anywhere on this site but Mastodon just announced a spring tour with EODM. So one can assume the album will be out around then