Over the past few weeks, I have received several emails asking me: “is QOTSA.com broken” or “why is the official Queens of the Stone Age website not working”? Recently, I have also received a couple Twitter messages on this topic. After some digging around (and some help from a Twitter follower and people on TheFade.net Message Board) I have some answers.
1) This is not a spot for a password – I don’t know why it is using a “hidden” font, but as far as I know, a password does not exist to enter the website.
2) Instead, try entering your email address (correctly – which is a bit of a challenge given the password style font).
3) Wait a few minutes and enjoy the cryptic message that arrives.
I’m not sure what exactly this will accomplish – presumably you will get more information about the upcoming album in the future. I am also not sure why this website re-design has taken several weeks…
So basically, the website isn’t broken. Just hard to figure out. The RekordsRekords Forum has also been taken offline and I don’t know when (or if) it will return. Just keep your fingers crossed.