Tom Morello has reported on Instagram recently that he’s had a chance to check out the work in progress on the new Tool album:

Sounds like the body of evidence pointing to a new Tool album is growing.  The when is still very much a question, but I don’t have any doubts this will happen, and hopefully soon.

In other Tool news, they’ve confirmed a second festival slot, this time as part of the Northern Invasion in Wisconsin.  They will play the Sunday night on May 13th  with Alice In Chains. A Perfect Circle taking part on Saturday.  Tickets are a fair bit cheaper than Rock on the Range, though in my opinion the lineup much weaker.

Festivals not your thing?  Hold fire and wait and see if there are a few Tool tour dates – I’d be surprised if there weren’t more added over the coming weeks.