Progressive rock band Tool haven’t been in the news as a musical group as of late, though each member, especially frontman Maynard Keenan James has been spotted on-and-off in many a printed music magazine. But good news for fans is just around the corner as news come straight from the studio – Tool is about to release a brand new album – and bigger news, each track is supposedly longer than 12 minutes each!
Since their last album, 10,000 Days released way back in 2006, it’s been exactly that amount of time fans have been awaiting some more magic from them. Well, according to Buzz Osbourne, frontman of Melvins, the band have been at it at the studio, though no recording as such has begun. As mentioned, tracks are really long, so radios won’t exactly be picking up on this too easy, though from past experience Tool really doesn’t need it with their cult fan base.
Back in November, guitarist Adam Jones said that the band’s ongoing session was “wonderful” and added: “Things are really flowing and going really well, and I’m just blown away at the stuff that’s coming together. I’m excited and can’t wait for it to be done.” Maynard Keenan James was not participating in these sessions, however, and was reported to begin writing once the music part was done.
Maynard’s other cult band, Puscifer will be on the road come October, around the same time that Tool takes the stage. Check out the listed cities Tool will be touring later in the year:
October 10, 2016 Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, California
October 24, 2016 Maverick Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
October 26, 2016 Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
October 28, 2016 Verizon Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 29-30, 2016 Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, Los Angeles
There haven’t yet been any suggestions as to a possible album title, nor any release date, but here’s hoping that they throw us a bone and hint at something concrete, because let’s be real, our patience is running out!