Okay QOTSA, we’re already clearly hanging for the new record, so there’s not really any need to tease us at this point. Still, we suppose it is pretty encouraging to see these little snippets of, not to mention proof that you guys are actually back in the studio to begin with.

Queens of the Stone Age are, of course, back together in the same room to record the follow-up to 2013’s …Like Clockwork, and its sound has already been detailed in part by guitarist Troy van Leeuwen.

Here we have the scant details revealed in the last few hours via the band’s Instagram page, showing what looks to be the beginnings of some song titles and a creepy skeleton priest… thing, as well as a stack of guitars and a peek at some recording equipment.

Maybe the true gear heads will already be able to spot the particular models in question and imagine the precise tones that’ll eventually come from all of this, but we’ll probably just hold out for the lead single, whenever that may be.

The lack of captions doesn’t offer much in the way of a hint either, and lead singer Josh Homme was certainly a lot more vocal the other day when he hit Donald Trump with a perfectly-weighted insult (honestly never heard “clown penis” used to describe someone before).

Other socials are all silent, so there’s definitely not much to go on right now for any budding music detective. But, with a few shots released over the course of a few hours, maybe just keep one eye glued to the Queens’ social feeds over the next few days in the hopes they drop some juicier details.

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