Is that new Blink-182 album closer than we originally thought? If we’re going by what drummer Travis Barker posted on Instagram, then the answer is “yes.” On Monday (Dec. 7), the drummer posted an image of himself playing drums for Antemasque, the Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler Zavala’s new band.
Apparently, an Insatgram user who goes by the handle blink182crew, asked Barker in the comments section what his plans for the new year were. As it turns out, his 2016 will include a lot of new music. Antemasque will be releasing their debut album, Transplants will be releasing two EPs, and lastly that long-awaited blink-182 record will be coming out. Though, this seems to only mirror what he had hinted at a few months back, it’s nice to know that it’s actually happening unlike the last time. Check out Barker’s Instagram post as well as a snapshot of the confirmation below.
Back in July, Mark Hoppus had confirmed what fans had assumed would happen for some time; that Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba would be replacing Tom DeLonge. Then in October, Barker confirmed that the trio had been in the studio recording new music and that they even had a couple of tracks already completed.
“Matt’s killing it,” Barker told NME at the time. He’s fun to play with and write with. We’re just getting started, but I think we’ve got like four or five songs right now that I’m really, really happy with.”
As of now, we’ve only gotten a confirmation of the new record. Since that’s all they’ve given fans, there’s no talk of a title nor a projected release date. It’s also a good time to point out that they will be performing at next summer’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, so maybe a summer release is in the cards?