Madklikor from Toolnavy, as well as Fourtheyer Shinji have confirmed that Sony/BMG in France have confirmed the release date of the new Tool album will be the 2nd of May, 2006. No confirmation of this from Blair or the members of Tool yet, but it looks to me like this might be it.
This is apparently floating around on Usenet: [i]TOOL signed a 5 album/release deal with Volcano. Salival and Lateralus are out. 2 down. TOOL wanted to release the live DVD a couple years back for around $20 USD, Volcano said how about $10 (See old Fireyogi/Danny’s bro posts to confirm this), TOOL said no dice. Now they are releasing 2 DVD’s instead of just one for their old videos. This takes the total releases knocked out to 4. And earlier toolband posts seem to stress the point that the live DVD won’t be released until AFTER the new album, which, of… Read more »
Well, I hope it’s not their last CD. 5 Candles and other hints aside, I don’t see why the guys would want to stop making CD’s, even at a rate of one every 5 years or so.
It would seem (from the outside anyway) there’s no personal issues between the members that would make them not want to work with each other.
I think Tool will be one of those bands that never break up, and only release stuff when the scheduele of the 4 members are aligned, and the creative juices are flowing.
Where has Sony/BMG in France confirmed this? because i can’t even find Tool on their website.
There’s no official confirmation anywhere, but from what I read on Toolnavy.com:
A translation :
“The Date has been confirmed to Moon by BMG : the release date is 02/05/2006 !”
Moon used to manage the french official APC fanclub, and has been a reliable source in the past.
The source : http://salival.forumactif.com/ftopic56-165.Nouvel-album-de-Tool.htm
Well, this is my message translated on my forum. 😉
So yes, Moon is a reliable source and does manage the French official APC website.
Some bloke on Toolarmy found this PDF file which has the date in it: