Unless you’re totally unaware of the wide and wonderful world surrounding you, you’d know that Twenty One Pilots have now been on hiatus for 291 days. Since then, the Clique have trawled far and wide for clues pointing towards when the hiatus might end, unfortunately, to no avail.

Now, however, a new fan theory has risen, delving into hints the band have dropped since 2017 – things are about to get a little convoluted so try to keep up.

If we throw it way back to Josh Dun’s speech at the APMA’s in 2017, he mentioned that Tyler couldn’t be there as he was “severing ties with dema.”

“Dema”, refers to a “tower of silence,” which fans are thinking links back to their tweets from the Twenty One Pilots account that showed an eye closing—with the final Tweet reading “and now I just sit in silence.”

The Twitter account pointed out that a gif on the TOP website was replaced, with the new one showing a website link at the end, leading you to http://dmaorg.info/. 

The website leads you to a page of code that reads “404 ER-ROR -myou are in violation. thEy mustn’t know you were here. no one should ever find out About this. you can never tell anyone about thiS — for The sake of the others’ survIval, you muSt keep this silent. we mUst keeP silent. no one can know. no one can know. no o ne c an kn ow_.” It’s cryptic, mysterious and dark – we wouldn’t expect anything else from TOP.

If you take a closer look at the code, there are random letters capitalised which spell out “EAST IS UP”. Fans took things to the next level, adding the violation code to the end of the website’s URL leading down an even further rabbit hole of mystery.

The first image looks strikingly similar to the “Tower Of Silence” or “Dema”. However, on TOP’s version of the map the “E” is crossed out – just like the last tweet the band ever made.

Some further super sleuthing and investigating surrounding the “Tower of Silence” has directed fans towards its original meaning – it was once recognised as a a circular, raised structure where dead bodies were left to be exposed to vultures, revealing an image that looks very similar to the Blurryface cover.

Relating things back to the “EAST IS UP” reveal, if you turn the Blurryface image sideways so that east is up, correlating the songs to their track numbers will give you the violation code. Our brains are hurting.

Somehow, all those dates seem to paired with images on the “Dema” site.

To finish things off, fans then recalled the opening lyrics to the track ‘Polarize’ – “Domingo en fuego” meaning, “Sunday on fire”.

So after what was an enjoyable, stressful and emotional wild goose chase, we can conclude Twenty One Pilots will probably ascend today, or next Sunday, or the Sunday after. Probably. Keep your eyes peeled, this all seems awfully un-coincidental….