With Queens Of The Stone Age's album just around the corner (25 August) they're cranking up the hype by unveiling 'The Evil Has Landed', which is classic guitar heavy QOTSA.
The de-tuned crunchy riffs, trademark falsetto vocals, and dirty solos suit lyrics of hedonistic abandon and will please fans of the band's Rated R album.
There are moments on the forthcoming album that are twists on their archetypal sound but this isn't one of the more severe. Changes, and sonics away from what their most known for are subtle.
Meanwhile, Queens Of The Stone have made their album available to pre-order with instant grat track that's streaming below and the first single 'The Way You Used To Do' landing in your computer instantly.
The first single was released in June and has amassed a staggering 3.6 million views in that time, indicating that the world's appetite for a bit of QOTSA is well intact after a four year absence of new music from them.
Their last album.. Like Clockwork was met with critical acclaim and probably their best since Songs For The Deaf. The follow up sees the band take on a pop producer, Mark Ronson, which raised some eyebrows in the rock community. But Josh Homme knows what he think's right as an artist and he's quite hard to argue against with this statement:
"The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop—but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound."
Queens Of The Stone Age are on tour. Check here for remaining tickets
Saturday 18th November London Wembley Arena
Sunday 19th November Manchester Arena
Tuesday 21st November London O2 Arena
Thursday 23rd November Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Friday 24th November Dublin 3Arena