Queens Of The Stone Age have confirmed in a Facebook post that they have completed work on an all-new studio album.
As the post explains, the band have been at Lurssen Mastering in Burbank, California, where they have been putting the finishing touches to the as-yet untitled record. The studio has also posted a picture of a clearly happy band and crew with the comment: “Something new brewing. Queens Of The Stone Age.”
To further confirm work on the band’s seventh album has now been completed, Left Front Door Records’ Arthur Devereaux made a posting on social media site Instagram which reads: “An album just got mixed.”
The new Queens Of The Stone Age record will be the band’s first release since 2013’s … Like Clockwork. The band members have been busy on a variety of projects in the interim. Frontman Josh Homme and guitarist/keyboard player Dean Fertita worked extensively on Iggy Pop’s Post-Pop Depression album (widely regarded acknowledged as Pop’s best since the David Bowie-produced Lust For Life in 1977). They were later joined on the supporting tour by Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.
It is also understood that the band’s forthcoming album does not feature any contributions from special guests. In the past, the band’s albums have included collaborations with a diverse selection of artists ranging from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to Elton John and former Screaming Trees frontman turned solo artist Mark Lanegan.
Queens Of The Stone Age will also be playing a series of concerts across the summer of 2017. The band kick off with a slot at the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC, Canada on 22 June 2017, before moving on to play selected shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. They return to the US to complete their tour on 17 September at the Riot Fest in Chicago, Illinois.