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Queens Of The Stone Age seem to be delving into the macabre for the promotion of the band's first album in six years, . . . Like Clockwork. The group has released an eerie new video for a song from the album called "I Appear Missing," while the lead-up to the clip's arrival online featured fans accessing a website where they punched in certain numbers and got a spooky voicemail on their phones, telling them to return to the site on Monday (May 6th) for the video's premiere.
This is the first video issued from the album. The first song, "My God Is The Sun," arrived last month.
The video features a bandaged man covered in blood, with the words "Wake up" written on his chest, becoming conscious even as his body is picked up by ravens and carried to a city where he meets his destiny.
Homme told us that . . . Like Clockwork is perhaps the most personal Queens record he's ever done: "On my sixth record here, I'm dealing with everything that I would have sort of looked away from before. These records now, more and more, are closer to my own life just as a document of what's going on, you know. This is the record where I'm not looking away from something that I maybe would have tried to avoid in the past."
Like Clockwork is due out June 4th and will be the Queens' debut for Matador Records after many years with the Interscope label. Frontman and founder Josh Homme described the disc as "audio documentary of a manic year."
The set features guest appearances from Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and one-time Queens of the Stone Age members Mark Lanegan and Nick Oliveri.