A commenter last night made me feel a bit why-didn't-I-think-of-that-ish in pointing out that by setting your computer calendar ahead, you can reveal the secret behind ratm82407.com, which is not actually an album as I previously supposed, but is in fact a concert announcement for a show to happen at Live Nation's venue in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Honestly, I'm a bit relieved. It's not that I don't think a new RATM record would be good. It's just that website countdowns are so 5 years ago, and I'd like to think that if Rage was going to do some clever web shit to promote a new record, it would be, well, clever.
UPDATE: Those sly foxes at Live Nation have fixed the countdown code so that you can't just set your calendar forward anymore.