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New Blink-182 Album Is Real; Band Shares Studio Update

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If you’re having a tough time believing that Blink-182 are actually recording their new album, and it really is with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, put your doubts to rest. The pop-punk powerhouse have posted an update from the studio via Instagram, featuring Travis Barker tracking drums for an as yet unnamed song.

The release, which will mark the band’s seventh studio album overall, is being recorded with legendary producer John Feldmann (5 Seconds Of Summer, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low), and in a recent interview with KROQ, Barker hinted that the release may drop in America’s summer (our winter), and that there are tentative “plans to play shows” around that time.

Despite Barker noting back in January that the outfit already had “15-20 songs” for the record, it seems they’re still writing, with the studio update captioned, “Tracking drums for a song that didn’t exist this morning”.

The LP will be the first release not to feature founding member Tom DeLonge following his awkward departure from the trio last year. Regardless of fan fears that it won’t be the same without him, overcoming his inability to commit to the project by replacing him seems to be the major factor contributing to the possibility of a seventh Blink album at all, with Barker commenting that “for that great chemistry and for everyone to really vibe, you gotta all be in the same room”.

Meanwhile, DeLonge has announced his new Angels & Airwaves project, ‘Sekret Machines’, which will involve books, music and even a documentary. Its first release, a hardcover novel titled Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows, authored by DeLonge and A.J Hartley, will be released on April 5th.

Check out Travis Barker in full Blink mode below.

Tracking drums for a song that didn’t exist this morning. @travisbarker @johnfeldy @ocdrumdevil

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