The Clique are known to be super-sleuths on top of their fervent fandom for twenty one pilots. So much so, in fact, that even the stock photo of a vulture that purportedly inspired the amber-hued fowl on the front of Trench was actually dug up and identified by some birdwatching TØP devotees on Reddit following the album’s release. See the image, below!
Is this the feathered creature of the cover of Trench?
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this is the photograph that inspired the trench album cover. pic.twitter.com/wSIMx6KLOV
— Aaron Ross (@gingersheeep) August 7, 2018
The bird’s described as a “cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus) with open wings” on Getty Images’ iStock photography website, where the pic’s filed among a collection of related shots from a photographer under the username of MriyaWildlife. And a quick wiki search turns up the cover-worthy animal’s other monikers among wildlife enthusiasts: the black vulture, monk vulture, or Eurasian black vulture.
The bewinged beast in the shot certainly bears a striking resemblance to the vulture on Trench‘s album art. Is it the same one? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section. Looks like the bird may be the word, after all!
And, hey, at least it’s not this:
Catch TØP’s Bandito Tour in North America later this year.
05/01 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Arena Monterrey
05/03 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Sports Palace
05/06 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Arena VFG
05/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
05/14 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
05/15 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
05/17 – Winnpeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
05/20 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
05/21 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
05/22 – Monteral, QC @ Bell Centre
05/28 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
05/31 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
06/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Keybank Center
06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
06/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
06/08 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
06/09 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
06/11 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
06/12 – Charotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
06/14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
06/15 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
06/16 – Orland, FL @ Amway Center
06/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena
06/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
06/21 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
06/23 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
06/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy
06/26 – Mephis, TN @ FedExForum
06/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
06/29 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
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