Tool posted a short, cryptic video alluding to a release coming on August 30:
— TOOL effing TOOL (@Tool) May 8, 2019
This comes just after the band debuted a pair of new songs in concert over the weekend.
If this is indeed suggesting that a new album — and not just a new song — will be released on August 30, that’s big news for the rock/metal community. Fans have been waiting a long time, through front man Maynard James Keenan’s various side projects including Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, for new music.
There was also this on-stage tease of the same news at a show on Tuesday night:
So yes, this appears to really, finally, be happening.
Keenan has been teasing/trolling fans for years regarding a new record from Tool. The band’s most recent was 10,000 Days, which was released in 2006 … so it’s been a while, to say the least.
Folks noticed last week that the band suddenly has its own biography pages on Spotify and Apple Music — remember, Tool’s music has remained inaccessible via any streaming platforms for years, forcing fans to listen via purchasing tracks on iTunes or resorting to physical media.
Stay tuned ..