Much-celebrated band Tool says they’re on the verge dropping a new album. And they insist it ain’t just more idle gossip.
In the jungle that is today’s music business, it’s rare that an artist’s works are so cherished. That years after your last release, you can still remain relevant and have fans thirsting and pining for your music. Just ask Iggy Azalea, et. al.
But Tool is one such band.
The last ficial act by the revered metalheads was in 2006. 10,000 Days had fans rocking to the intoxicating riffs and runs in “Lateralus,” “The Pot” and other sizzling tracks from what was a Platinum-certified, Grammy-award-winning album.
Tool followers didn’t just listen to the band. They experienced their content.
A decade and two years later, those fans are still pitifully throat-parched. There’s nothing out there to help pacify the Tool Army. Not the side projects by lead singer Maynard James Keenan. Not the scores Tool cover bands and their admirable but ultimately futile attempts to reincarnate the legendary band.
But, arguably, what’s an even bigger frustration to the fans than all the silence, is the vicious cycle having their hopes raised and then crashed. Again and again.
Year after year MJK and co. have teased a new album. They’re the boys who cried album and left expectant hearts high and dry. There’s a sea colorful memes out there that accurately depict the fans’ sentiments.
However, being a Tool fan can also be extremely rewarding, and they’re about to find out why. Because there’s nothing as gratifying as waiting for something for 12 solid years and finally getting it.
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The clip, on which Jones sits brooding over a pen and notepad, is stocked with a ton recording equipment including an Access Virus synthesizer and a Moog Taurus bass pedal.
That would imply that even in this age Tool will record this album in analog. And because nothing ever comes easy with them, the audio on the clip is muted.
Jones’ explanation was that he didn’t see the need to “spoil the fun.”
Having worked on 10000 days, “Evil Joe Barresi”, is still the record engineer behind this overly gestated project.
One the lucky few to be given a sneak peek the new work is Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello.
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has christened it “progressive metal at its most atmospheric.”
Jones’ Insta post has been re-blasted by the alt-metal heavyweights’ ficial website.
It would appear, then, that Tool have decided to quit being such a tool and just furnish the crowd with the poison they so crave.