Tool Shares Album Cover and New Album Details Emerge

Tool has shared the cover of their upcoming new album, Fear Inoculum‘ (RCA), due out August 30th. The album cover was created once again with frequent collaborator and visionary artist Alex Grey. The band also shared new details in an interview with Revolver, the entire band shared new details about the album. At 80 minutes in length, Fear Inoculum has only 9 tracks, which has 7 actual songs and two interludes. The album’s concept revolves around the number seven, with most songs written in time signatures with seven in it. The band will share their album details tomorrow, August 6th with a track premiere on August 7th. Continue reading

Tool’s Back Catalog Hits Streaming, New Album Release Looms

Tool, one of the last holdouts of mainstream bands against streaming platforms, has released its studio albums to all major streaming services (DSPs) today. All four previous studio LPs — Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days — and the band’s 1992 debut EP, Opiate, are available. The Opiate EP has incredible artwork and the band filmed a new video for it two years ago, that hopefully sees the light of day eventually. The band even has its own playlist on Spotify one day one, a rare feat! Not released to streaming was the audio part of the beloved and rare Salival DVD/CD set with live tracks outtakes and their infamous cover of Led Zeppelin’s 1970s classic ‘No Quarter’. Tool’s famous demo that got them signed in 1991, 72826, posted up on YouTube, Apple Music, Google Play and Pandora. Their upcoming fifth album, Fear Inoculum (RCA) releases, August 30th. The band has performed two new songs, ‘Invincible’ and ‘Descending’ since April. Continue reading

Tool Teases New Album, New Artwork

In a post to social media, Tool has shared another teaser for their new album, due out August 30th. The teaser is a 45-second visualizer with a new Tool logo. The band originally teased the release date on stage during their spring tour dates and festivals at the end of their show. The new Tool album will be the first since 2006’s 10,000 Days. Included will be official and possibly extended versions of the songs ‘Descending’ and ‘Invincible’ on tour this spring and summer, which the band has performed live at its recent concerts. The band has also begun releasing their music on streaming services for the very first time, starting their rare demo from 1991. Continue reading

UPDATED: Tool Confirms New Album Release Date At Concert in Alabama

With the media, fans, and haters all falling all over the place trying to find a morsel of information about the new Tool album, it would be understandable if people are feeling a burnout before we actually get to a new album. Still, the fires have been stoked with Tool performing two new songs at last weekend’s Welcome To Rockville Festival. Well tonight at their first arena headline show of the current tour at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham, Alabama, the band may have leaked the date of their new album release. Not only did they perform the two new songs again, ‘Descending (with vocals)’ and ‘Invincible’ again, at the end of the show the videos screens lit up with a giant block letter post “August 30th. That date is the final Friday of August and of course a “New Music Friday” as well. Images of this lit up social media from multiple people at the show, in spite of Tool’s anti-cell phone photo policy that has been in place for a decade and a half.  This date has not been confirmed from the band, who are also notorious spreaders of their own misinformation. This even calls to mind the old Pink Floyd hoax from the 1990s. Still, we hope it’s true. Hopefully a formal announcement and official new UPDATE: The band has now shared a new social media update with this information, seemingly confirming the release date: singles will release very soon. Tool’s next show is May 8th at The YUM! Center in Louisville. 

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Maynard James Keenan Tweets: The New Tool Album Will Release Between May and July

In yet another message from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, he has given his opinion on how much work is left before Tool can release its new album. He opines that the album will be out between May and July, that the band is mid-way through with mixing and has more work to do still. Still, this is encouraging news in the seemingly never-ending cat and mouse game the band, the fans and members of the press are playing with each other. This comes after Keenan answered a fan on Twitter that the album would not be out in April as Danny Carey said it would ‘likely” be at The NAMM show! Continue reading

Hear Four Minutes Of A New Tool Song Right Now!

 

Tool has been regularly updating fans on their new album progress. Their new tour begins soon and to promote their exclusive clinics while on the tour, check ut this teaser with the partial new song, ‘Descending’. You may remember they performed a version of this song live in 2015, and 2016, but said it would be different on the album. Continue reading

Tool Is Recording Their New Album In Analog

As they have done in the past, Tool is recording their new album in analog, at least the instrumentation. In a new update to his Instagram, Tool guitarist Adam Jones shared a photo of drummer Danny Carey and Producer Joe Barressi working on the new album. Past Tool albums have recorded the band in analog while Maynard James Keenan recorded his vocals in ProTools, which was also used to mix their albums. Continue reading

Tool Makes A Statement About Officially Recording Their New Album

In a post on their official website, Tool has confirmed that they are in the studio working on their new album. Guitarist Adam Jones has been sharing updates via his Instagram account, as well as allowing guests to come in like Tom Morello, Nergal, Buzz Osbourne, and Sebastian Bach come in and hear the unfinished album, and discuss it publicly. The band has been notoriously guarded throughout their career of the process they take to make albums, so this marks a big change. Read on as they invite fans to share in the updates for them. Frequent Tool collaborator Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Melvins, Tomahawk, Chevelle) is producing the album. Continue reading