This Tom DeLonge article was written by Ben Kendall, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Zoe Anderson.
Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge has announced the ‘out of this world’ launch of a new transmedia series, ‘Sekret Machines’. The multi-media series will include 3 fiction books, an ‘eye opening’ documentary film and new Angels & Airwaves music this spring.
DeLonge has started it off with the first of 3 fiction books, ‘Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows’, which is a UFO-inspired 704-page hardcover novel he has co-written with author A.J. Hartley. The novel will be released on April 5th, and is available for pre-order now via DeLonge’s record label and multi-media company, To The Stars.
‘Chasing Shadows’ has been stated to be ‘based on actual facts and from the imagination of Tom DeLonge‘. The content of the book derives from DeLonge’s sources within the ‘military and intelligence community’, and is about UFOs and life-forms from planets and dimensions outside of ours.
DeLonge stated: “I wanted to tackle the subject of unidentified aerial phenomena because it seems so unbelievable,” followed by, “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 eight 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.”
DeLonge also added: “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.”
A.J. Hartley also stated about the book: “What makes this book unique, I think, is that it takes a sceptically researched, investigative and realistic approach to history and eye-witness testimony to open up a sensational story about the secret world of military intelligence and extraordinarily advanced technology.”
Tom DeLonge left his co-founded pop-punk band Blink-182 last year, though it still remains ambiguous as to how he had became a former-member, and whether he is actually still in the band or not. Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, Blink’s remaining members, have now wholly welcomed the new co-frontman Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio, as DeLonge’s replacement. Together the new Blink-182 lineup are recording a new album which is due for release later this year.
It is clear, however, that DeLonge is not concerning himself with the matter, and is keeping himself occupied with this ambitious project. All in all, it’ll be interesting to see what is made from both parties this year.