It only took about 13 fucking years, but prog metal bigshots, Tool, have finally announced a release date for their highly anticipated fifth album.
First revealed during a live appearance, the band later cemented the news via its official Twitter account. The new record – which we don’t know the name of yet – will be released on August 30.
— TOOL effing TOOL (@Tool) May 8, 2019
The news comes days after Tool played two brand new songs during their set at the Welcome to Rockville festival, sending fans into a frenzy. Fan-recorded footage of the tunes was uploaded to YouTube within hours of the show, some with half decent audio quality, too. You can check them out at the link below.
Anyone who’s followed the band for a while will know how significant this news is, given how many promises of a new record we’ve been given since the release of their fourth album, 10,000 Days, back in 2006. My theory is that vocalist, Maynard James Keenan, is sustained by the collective disappointment of fans, but that’s neither here nor there.
To be fair, the band has been busy with their respective side projects and businesses. Keenan himself runs a vineyard and produces his own wine, along with putting out music with his other bands, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle.
It’s finally happening, folks. Only a few more months to wait.Image: Tool