David Coverdale isn't quite ready to announce the details of Whitesnake's upcoming studio effort, but he's leaked a few seconds of music while hinting at a major announcement in the days to come.

You can watch the band's teaser for its new album above, which offers glimpses of the current lineup (including ex-Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra) and a bit of darkly moody music before closing out with a graphic of the date "2.25.15."

"He was the only guy," Coverdale said of Hoekstra during an appearance on Eddie Trunk's podcast late last year. "We didn't audition him. We just threw him in -- we jammed and, 'You want it? You're in.' It was that simple."

Of the new album, which Coverdale said would be accompanied by a tour that will "most likely" start in the U.S. this spring, Hoekstra promised My Global Mind that longtime fans will be very happy with what they hear.

"The only thing that I can tell you is that it is really cool. It's great, straight-ahead rock and roll. Blues-inspired rock that you have known and grown to love coming from Whitesnake," said Hoekstra. "We aren't going to hit anybody with a formula change and move to smooth jazz."

Speaking with Trunk, Coverdale said the band had already filmed a series of videos for the album, and speculated it would arrive in March or April. Fans will presumably find out one way or the other when the next Whitesnake announcement arrives Feb. 25.

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