Queens Of The Stone Age have revealed that their new album will be titled "...Like Clockwork".
It will be released in June according to Antiquiet, but you can hear brief samples of the album if you visit the QOTSA website, click the icon, and hit refresh.
Their new album is currently one of the most eagerly anticipated in rock. Frontman Josh Homme first said they would be recording and released the album in late 2011, but a host of difficulties including legal trouble with his former band Kyuss held up the process. The album titled appears to be an ironic nod to the delay since released their last LP "Era Vulgaris" in 2006.
"The songs [on this record] are a real time document of the manic ups and downs of the last year," said Homme in the most recent of a series of cryptic letters about the new album. "It can't always run like clockwork. So rather than control the direction of the recordings, we decided to ride shotgun on our emotional bandwagon. We embraced our evil, held the horrible, licked the lunacy and blew the beautiful. As a result, we're on cloud 9."
Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, Jake Shears and even Elton John are among the all-star roster of musicians who appear on the new QOTSA record.
What do you think of the surreal new album samples? Has anyone figured out what the hidden message from the cryptic letters that were released? Let us know what you think in the comments.