When Tom DeLonge and Blink-182 parted ways last year, the pop-punk musician teased that he was going to enter the world of science fiction, and now he has delivered. On Thursday (Feb. 4), DeLonge announced the release of Sekret Machines, a "a transmedia series that will include new music from Angels & Airwaves, fiction and non-fiction books, and an eye-opening documentary" which is due for release this spring.
DeLonge teamed up with New York Times best-selling author A.J. Hartley for a new 704-page book, which will blend together secret sources from the "military and intelligence community" with a fiction story about people across the world and history who have seen "something impossible lighting up the night sky."
The book, Sekret Machines 1: Chasing Shadows, is just the beginning. It is the first of three books and will lead in to new music and even a film from DeLonge.
"I wanted to tackle the subject of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena because it seems so unbelievable," DeLonge said in a statement. "I knew the story was fantastic regardless if you believed it or not. This was the one topic that could tackle religion, cosmology, science, history, politics, secrecy and more. After taking over a year to meet, prove myself and acquire 8 elite advisors-each of whom has held the highest positions within the military, scientific and executive branch offices-this story contains true information from a secret historical record, some of which has NEVER been heard until now. We all need to take a moment to think about the National Security threat that exists when world powers race to understand and control advanced technology recovered from extraordinary places."
Sekret Machines 1: Chasing Shadows will be released on April 5.