Queens of the Stone Age Confirm Return to Studio

Those who have been following the relatively lifeless Queens of the Stone Age Facebook page - praying for some hint of news in between all those Bejeweled Blitz notifications – woke up to a pleasant little surprise yesterday, as the band posted a status that simply read “recording”.

The Californian fivesome, who have remained relatively unheard of since 2007′s Era Vulgaris, have since received the encouragement of 54,350 fans, more than a few of which commented “about bloody time”.

The beginnings of new material have actually been floating around since 2008, though recording was as sporadic and unmotivated as one can expect from a psychedelic, stoner rock band. Last March however, founding member Josh Homme revealed to the Guardian that revisiting the band’s 1998 debut has actually worked to influence new material:

The rehearsals for the first record is really defining the new one. It’s been turning the new record into something else. What we were doing was kind of bluesy and now it’s turned into this trancey, broken thing. The robots are back!

Those robots seem to be doing their work, as after five years of false starts, a Homme-less Kyuss reunion and a Homme-full Them Crooked Vultures formation, the band are back on their feet. As well as the “recording” post, QOTSA cemented their return by uploading a picture of a guitar in a recording studio, captioned with the words “told ya.”

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About Josh Gripton

Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.