I was playing with the image and it seems that some codes are underline, I din't translate yet, but what if that is an order to translate them? the new image is this:
get to it!!!
All ideas have been great so far. The eclipse suggestion was nice and so was the autumn equinox. I'm excited to know what it actually is, lol.
Pallavi's right in saying that most of my assumptions are grossly simple. the equinox is a naturally thing to think about, but most albums these days are released on a tuesday. september 23rd is a thursday, thus it would be "ground-breaking" in a sense that not only is it a new direction for the band, but also ground-breaking in a minor sense that it's breaking through the traditional release date.
it could be ascii art, even: http://www.amicopc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/ascii.jpg
but we're definitely overthinking this XD mike should let us know if we're getting closer