Prog metal band Tool just showcased two new songs during a show they just played in Florida, making it their first proper unveiling of new music in about 13 years.
The tracks they played are called ‘Invincible’ and ‘Descending’, and while they’ve been playing an instrumental form of the latter at live shows for a little while now, this latest rendition has vocals attached to it, so it’s safe to assume it’s probably the album version.
The footage comes fresh from Tool’s set at the Welcome to Rockville festival, which wrapped up not all that long ago. You can trust Tool fans to get any form of news on the band’s highly anticipated new album onto the internet in the blink of a third eye.
The first video below is ‘Descending’, followed by ‘Invincible’.
There’s definitely a nice blend of Tool’s back catalogue scattered throughout the new tracks, from some quieter ‘Aenima’ / ‘Lateralus’ moments to palm muted passages that could have been lifted straight from ‘10,000 Days’.
While the band has allegedly been working on a new album for years, the confirmation of its completion didn’t come until earlier this year, with vocalist, Maynard James Keenan, saying it’ll likely drop in at some point between now and July or August. Long-time fans will know to take this with a grain of salt given Tool’s uncanny ability to postpone just about everything, but all signs seem to be looking good for a 2019 release.
The band’s work isn’t available on any streaming services at the moment, but profiles have recently appeared on both Spotify and Apple Music, strengthening rumours that the group will drop their new album and back catalogue digitally at some point soon.
Tool’s last album ‘10,000 Days’ was released in 2006.Image: YouTube / OverloadTV