A cryptic message appeared on Toolband today courtesy of Blair:
The closer is brought in to get the job done… using everything in his arsenal.
There’s a couple of theories on what this could mean. Perhaps Maynard is finally getting into the newly refurbished Loft to lay down the vocals for the new Tool album? The chill on the forum also pointed out that “the closer” is a bit of a baselball term, so it could refer to the “curveball” being almost ready to appear.
Either way hopefully we get some solid information soon!
I had considered the possibility of it being reference to the curve-ball, but with the way that it was worded, that would suggest that the curve-ball has something to do specifically with Maynard.
Trent Reznor? Haha
Would say an engineer or mix-master for mastering, someone who (to the best of their abilities) can put up with the goddamned professional perfectionism that is Tool.
The ‘curve ball’ reference would be pretty darn sweet though.
I’d say it’s in line with the curve ball. I hope it’s about the new album but I doubt it. I just hope it’s something worth while, it’s been some time since something exciting has come around. My hope would be something live, and not the same old songs, one of those ticks and leaches from the last tour would sure wet my wistle.
curveball isn’t correct. the closer is brought in at the end to either secure or confirm a win. and can usually save the game. hopefully this means MJK.
MJK sure seems like the closer. the others… overpaid cry babies.
MJK to finally add lyrics but let’s hope he’s already done that.
I actually think it’s Joe Barresi that Blair is mentioning here. But that’s probably wishful thinking on my behalf.
May 2016 is when this new album will probably arrive, exactly 10 years after 10,000 Days.
Check out Adam’s Instagram. You were correct. Joe Barresi is involved with something Tool related at this point.
Does Blair have a favorite MLB team? He could’ve easily been watching them (drunk) and once their closer came in decided to troll toolband.
Can’t wait to see what this is.
The collector in me wants to have some signed copies available as well.
to me the only thing about this being maynard is that the march newsletter said that maynard was already working on vocals from the loft. my guess is barresi but i feel like its probably to mix/master/put final touches on the “curveball” that the band was working on from the studio when they ran into motorhead. although it was would be nice if some of his arsenal was pedals/amps/etc for the guys to try out for the new album as well.
and as long as i’m guessing i’m starting to think the “curveball” may be a reissue of undertow. if so i just hope it has a shitload of bonus live tracks.
my guess is that something tool related is going to happen in the next year (or so)
……give or take 10,000 days
well,whatever it is which seems like 1 of 2 things and if were lucky and hell has frozen over then will get 2 out of 2 things out of this ordeal! 🙂
Its probably just “the cleaner”, literally some cleaners to fix up the place.
Yawn……..Remember we were all trying to figure out the 10 k days “puzzle”? It was in front of our faces the whole time!! The answer to this so called puzzle is that 10,000 days would be how long it would be before they dropped another album. BADA BOOM BADA BING
What im looking forward more than anything from the TOOL camp is some more Crowley stuff!!! Or maybe a $500 pillow to go with that EXTREMELY UNDER PRICED blanket!!!! Fuck yeah !!!!!!
Check Adam jones Instagram! Barrasi!
This post hopefully answers a lot of questions. Barassi the mixer. Kinda looks like they are in the loft, which could be the change up curve ball. I wish there was real audio! Damn. Does this mean they are recording finally?! “Would be,” seems to indicate a new tune.