The latest Tool Newsletter – the October 2018 edition is now online. It’s a reasonably brief update from Blair, mostly highlighting the new tour dates but also has a positive snippet:
On Monday, October 8th at 1:35 AM I received an enthusiastic text message from Danny. Without going into specifics, he REALLY liked what he heard in the studio that night. Therefore, I assume that the recording progress is going quite well for everyone involved.https://www.toolband.com/news/newsletter/457037/tool-newsletter-october-2018-e-v
While it’s hard to glean too much definitive information, “everyone involved” could be interpreted as including Maynard, and the date suggests that it’d be close to the time Maynard would need to wrap up the vocals before he hits the road with A Perfect Circle.
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“For everyone involved.” I would like to think that MJK has already recorded his parts, but I somehow don’t think he has. Blair might just be referring to Adam, Justin and Danny.
Only time will tell.
REALLY liked what he heard…
Someone maybe said that they’re done and ready for mixing.
I feel like the Instagram of Adams guitar dudes vacuuming shit and him receiving a gift from joe signaled the completion of his main guitar work, leaving enough time for Maynard to record before he hit the road with APC. Danny has heard these songs a million times, but not with Maynard’s finished vocals and that would be a reason to be excited to send a text to Blair. I dunno just a guess. Either way, combined with the tour announcement this album may actually come out quarter 2 2019…maybe like May.
This actually seems plausible.
April or May 2019 would be my guess
Probably just listening to mixes of the songs.
Wasn’t Blair supposed to be going on a road trip to LA to check out progress on the new album in person? I really hope this happens, it would be good to get his personal take on the new tracks. I think after 10+ years we all deserve a little bit more information than this. Maybe next newsletter…
Sooner than later we’re entering the timeframe where we will be hearing more exciting news about the album…regardless of how far off, things will begin to be said and posted about it. Very exciting after such a long wait. Let’s hope the world doesn’t implode before it happens