Following the debut of their new, over-the-top anthem, “Complexity,” and the corresponding sci-fi artwork, Eagles of Death Metal -- the brainchild of Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme -- have unveiled an equally absurd cover (see below) for their upcoming full-length, Zipper Down, which will arrive on Oct. 2 via T-Boy/UMe.

Zipper Down is Eagles of Death Metal’s first album since 2008’s Heart On. The 10-song track list leads off with the band’s newly minted “Complexity” and includes a cover of Duran Duran’s 1982 Rio single, “Save a Prayer.”


As if the Zipper Down album art weren’t enough of an elbow in the side, Homme had this to say about the LP in a press release (via Pitchfork):

The new album, ‘Zipper Down,’ really represents to me an attitude and philosophy of life. One should not zipper up, they should zipper down and let it all hang out... In an independent study, four out of three doctors said ‘Zipper Down’ is an eargasm trapped inside a crazerbeam. And I believe them.

Eagles of Death Metal have also announced a North American tour in support of Zipper Down, which will kick off in Tucson, Ariz., on Aug. 26 and wrap up in San Francisco at the end of October. Check out all the stops in between below.

Eagles of Death Metal Tour
Aug. 26: Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Aug. 27: Albuquerque, New Mexico - Launchpad
Aug. 29: Denver, CO - Riot Fest
Aug. 30: Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
Sept. 1: Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sept. 2: Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Sept. 3: Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 5: Calgary, Alberta - X Fest
Sept. 6: Edmonton, Alberta - Sonic Boom
Sept. 8: Winnipeg, Manitoba - Pyramid Cabaret
Sept. 9: Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
Sept. 10: Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Sept. 11: Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
Sept. 12: Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Sept. 14: Philadelphia, PA - The Black Box at Underground Arts
Sept. 15: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Sept. 16: New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
Sept. 18: Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 19: Toronto, Ontario - Riot Fest
Oct. 20: Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 21: Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
Oct. 23: Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom
Oct. 25: Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
Oct. 26: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

Vice is also set to release The Redemption of the Devil, a documentary centering on Hughes. Check out the trailer:

The Redemption of the Devil (Official Trailer)