It’s been a good couple of days for Tool updates, and now Maynard swoops in and gives us another:
I’ve been making regular trips to LA to check on the writing progress of my Tool brethren. Things a progressing nicely. Slowly, but definitely progressing. Nothing is recorded yet, but the guys are confident that the pieces are coming together swimmingly and will be ready for me to begin writing melodies and content ‘soon’. I’m as anxious to get this album completed as everyone else. But as history will show, you can’t rush these gents. Patience is Gold in this Sound Mine. In the meantime, as always, other things are simultaneously occurring. Life is too short not to create something with every breath we draw.
Much better than a #gullible! With the accompanying photo (possibly taken by Aaron Harris):
Hey look! News!
So mark the date, 2/26/2015. This is the absolute most concrete news we’ve had that the new album is being worked on (including the vital piece of the puzzle that is Maynard’s vocals).
I’m going on record saying that if it’s not out by this time in 2017, we’re not ever getting it.
I gave up actually hoping and projecting a date that it will be finally released so I’m changing it up and predicting a time when I can safely say it never will be. Prove me wrong Tool!
Harris reposted it on Instagram so it’s more than likely that he did take this pic.
2016 for Tool album #5
Nice! Awesome pic of the guys. Glad to see things are finally really picking up some momentum.
great pic. could still be out be the end of this year…
That(!) is special. http://www.billhicksstatue.com/images/billPortrait.png
WOW. I’m shocked. A REAL AND HONEST update from the least enthusiastic member of the band? How is this even possible? Ok, I’m done being sarcastic…. This is great news, and it comes without a bunch of BS and hints, and secret languages, and alien abductions, and without treasure hunts and secret caves… Just a straight to the point update. Thank you.
It’s almost too straight forward, to the point that I don’t know whether to believe it or not!
Woah… i didn’t see this coming, neither from Maynard or Mr Blair… it’s was good to read clear stuff. Appreciated. Seems someone in the so called “Tool Family” reads this amazing website/forum/Tool Fans Nest. Thanks Hellboy. 🙂
If only to keep an eye on any potential psychos.
Aaron Harris reposted it. He’s close to the group right now obviously.
Just saw Ravenpig’s note of the same subject sorry for double posting news.
PS- This is fucking great news if they are all being honest. Can’t wait for the release and I’m also really excited about what may be releasing sooner (Salival II).
To tell the truth, it seems as if both messages were for the special kids in the class, the ones that will always be behind and that may potentially be a threat and put others at risk. It was as if both posts were written with somewhat heavy hearts to the Mark David Chapmans of the world. While the “news is great,” it isn’t anything we haven’t speculated already. It almost seemed like they were trying to diffuse any potential situations with overtly angry fans. I didn’t take either post as one of joy and excitement. I’ll have to go… Read more »
If they cared enough to “diffuse any potential situations” they would have done this a long time ago. I think this is a legitimate update.
@chonus, yeah! hahaha…
I agree with Zwerewolf about being legitimate update. And come on… people complain about non direct news and now that we have them there still people that don´t see it as good.
I guess it is accurate that people cannot be pleased at 100%… and it’s ok. In the end (whenever it will be ) we are getting a Tool album and something more (like salival 2, a video or w/e) 🙂
Most def a legitimate update. Minus the”fucking with us” part. Minus the multiple choice. Because some people just can’t take it anymore. Blair made reference to people being excited, confused, (and angry). Angry fans have a history of A) having a great time, B) getting along with everybody, C) doing crazy shit?
It sure as hell perked everyone up around here.
It is good news. I know others will probably analyse this more than I could be bothered to, but when Maynard wrote “Patience is Gold in this Sound Mine”… I have to admit that I thought it was odd that he used capital letters in that sentence, aside from ‘Patience’ having a capital letter because it was the start of the sentence. It kind of comes across as a title, of something. He doesn’t put capital letters in an order like that on anything else written in his message. Does anyone else see that as kind of out of the… Read more »
I figured they were just references to past song lyrics
Doesnt sound like a song or album title. but yeah i did wonder…
Yeah. It would suck as a song or album title.
But.. any device, phone, tablet, laptop would not try to correct him into having capital letters when he was typing that.
It would only do that if he put full stops in before the word that was capitalised.
He always talks very eliquently in interviews, and as a writer, and being anal about how he comes across especially in social media comments, I imagine he wouldn’t like how that structure looked in a sentence…
It’s intentional, somehow.
The ony thing I can think that he is getting at is that it relates to what others on here (not me) have speculated for months now regarding a Salival Pt. 2. A ‘Sound mine’ … maybe archives .. Digging through Audio/Video…
That’s as far as I can go with it…
Now we are speculating on his use of capitalization in order to find some hidden Nugget?
See what I did there?
I think he is simply saying that, once again, he is not the reason for the delay. It seems a lot of fans like to point fingers at MJK for the long gap(s) between records b/c of all his other interests/side projects when, in reality, he’s just a workaholic and is staying busy while he waits on the others.
you missed the whole point of what I was getting at.
The last part of Maynard’s comment made it seem like he was working on other music currently as well, presumably Puscifer. So I checked other posts on Puscier’s facebook and instagram and that is in fact what is happening. Looks like they are in the recording process. I bet Maynard wanted to post the message to clarify that he is still committed to the Tool album, and doing Puscifer isn’t interfering with the slow ass process.
Well that’s fucked isnt it. hahah
i thought the last puscifer was a good album. still think Lateralus is best Tool and that was a few months after first APC?
I feel like all this madness is meant to keep the album from being leaked and to drop it outta nowhere.. I’m sure they’re not big fans of having they’re music hit the web without the art and before they’re ready. Like 10000 days did. I know it sounds impossible in this day and age but if anyone could pull it off it would be tool
released on cassette tape maybe?
the sound mine stuff is just his use of words just like Vagina Mine.
You missed the whole point of what he was getting at.
PGSM or GSM huh? Patience Golden Sound Mine Golden Sound Mine I don’t know who would be able to make sense of that but I would suppose that’d be the point if it were a code of some sort eh? Them rifling through old material for this next Salival II type deal is a an obvious but if there’s something deeper I wouldn’t have a clue what to guess… It makes a lot of sense that they are setting up the loft for recording (not wanting it to leak). This is going to be a DIY album for sure… Aaron… Read more »
They really should just record all of it in the loft. Wasn’t some of 10KD’s recorded there?
“Some” I suspect was probably just some of the segues. I think Tool probably could record the album in the Loft, and I think some parts will be, but I think mostly we’ll see the album done in a “proper” studio.
How about none?
Please educate yourselves.
I hate to intrude on one of your rants, but the 10k Days liner notes do specifically mention The Loft as one of the recording locations
Did you read the link? Are you suggesting Baressi lied?
I did, and I’m not sure what you’re actually referring to. There doesn’t seem to be anything there where Baressi says Tool didn’t or wouldn’t record in the Loft.
You’re being bitchy and rude, and I honestly think you should show me a little more respect considering I am one of the site administrators. You also know that I heard Stinkfist before you when it came out…
I guess I’m accepting your apology.
“You’re being bitchy and rude” hah that confirms that Maynerd is a fifteen year old girl
This thread is about Tool, not me!
Yea that’s what I thought.. but you definitely were trying to make it about you.. “You should show me a little more respect considering blah blah blah”
Back to the Maynard “riddle”, is it that those “Gold”en ticket holders get to sit in on the “Sound Mine” of rehearsals/recording that we are “Patient”ly waiting for?
I know the band/BMB have brainwashed us to make us think everything is a riddle, but for the love of God look up Occam’s Razor.
It’s just a status update to temper expectations and let everyone know that he is waiting on the other3 members just as anxiously as we are.