The band that’s always supported the internet with crafty websites and album premieres, Radiohead, seems to have been erased off the internet.
Billboard magazine reports all of the postings on the English rockers’ Facebook and Twitter accounts were inexplicably deleted on Sunday and its website also went blank. Postings on frontman Thom Yorke’s Twitter account have disappeared.
Adding to the mystery, some of their U.K. fans received leaflets in the mail from the band that featured oily artwork and an embossed Radiohead logo. “Sing the song of sixpence that goes ‘Burn the witch.’ We know where you live,” reads the leaflet. “Burn the Witch” refers to an unreleased Radiohead song that dates back about 13 years.
Radiohead fans have posted the mysterious leaflet on their social media accounts.
It’s believed that Radiohead’s vanishing act could have something to do with the group’s upcoming as-yet untitled album, rumored to come out in the first half of this year, according to Billboard magazine.
The last album from the group was 2011’s The King of Limbs.
Meanwhile, Radiohead — whose members also include Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O’Brien — will embark on a tour later this month, with appearances set for several major U.S. music festivals, including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands, the industry trade magazine reports.
via ABC Radio News