Tool confirm 30th August release date for new album

Tool confirm 30th August release date

Hot off the presses – Tool have confirmed at the Birmingham show tonight that the album will be released on August 30th. No further details at this time, but stay tuned!

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faaip de oiad
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faaip de oiad

You have had a busy week Hellboy. With here and looking after reddit.

Ferda
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Ferda

Epic

faaip de oiad
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faaip de oiad

Also I hope that Alex Grey pic is just a placeholder.

I love Alex, but I am ready for a change.

Melchizedek
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Melchizedek

*Disappointed clap

Berryhill
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Why?

mattw
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mattw

Hmmm something feels off.
Alex Grey artwork and an August 30 release date?

I wouldn’t be surprised if this was some elaborate scheme or trick here. Old artwork and longer than expected release date? MJK said mid-May to mid-July release and they’re playing two new tracks…

What could possibly take so long here?

mattw
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mattw

10,000 days still hasn’t come out on vinyl.

I just don’t understand why they would wait so long. Touring Europe for the first time since 2007 and only two new songs are released? Again, something seems off.

MegaGil08
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MegaGil08

Could it just be that whole record industry precedent of Spring or Fall releases? I assume with hashing out digital releases, artwork, printing and shipping physical releases maybe they missed out on the late Spring release window.

mattw
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mattw

^yeah fair enough, I’m just disappointed we have to wait so long and those of going to live shows may only get to see TWO new songs performed live.

It’s just a bit of a letdown as I thought mastering in March might mean a “mid-May to mid-July release” and the new live shows might match up with the new album etc.

August 30 is nearly 4 months away. Hmmmm.

Stinkfist
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Stinkfist

Good lord. We finally get blessed with new music and now, just 2 shows in, its already not good enough and we are back to whining and bitching and complaining.

DRURY
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DRURY

It’s a month or so beyond what Maynard has guessed. I agree with HB I think they are going to have a vinyl ready at launch and it will be a full package. Takes time. It also gives Maynard time to do his wine thing after the European tour. He said 2019 and here it is, new tool. We’ve heard two songs already. I’d say things are progressing nicely. There is no elaborate scheme and I highly doubt the Alex grey art is related.

adoxnz
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adoxnz

Booooooo! But. Yayyyy. But also. Booooooo.

Vinyl is a crap reason if that’s the reason. It’s mastered (supposedly). Gimme it now.

I’d also be super surprised if that torch bearing Alex Grey graphic was the art. He might be involved but I’d think it’d be darker, less of his typical “rainbow psychedelic” spec artwork.

joey joe joe shabadoo
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joey joe joe shabadoo

But I was first!

Melchizedek
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Melchizedek

I’ve been a huge fanboy/defender for a long time, but this is a bummer.

They should not have signaled an immanent release to sell tickets and then pulled this garbage.

-1 respect for this move

DRURY
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DRURY

Wow….

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

whatever, we have a date at last.

joey joe joe shabadoo
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joey joe joe shabadoo

Also, about the new songs: I’m pretty sure I caught some lines that I haven’t seen on any of the attempts at transcribing lyrics. “this madness of our own making” in Descending and on Invincible I’m pretty sure I heard Maynard sing “No one dies. Stay. Alive.” instead of “one try to stay alive.” Maybe I misheard.

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

album world tour to follow but I thought MJK wanted Puscifer next year??

atoposchaos
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atoposchaos

Please no re Alex Grey.

Also is this supposed to be their self-help/motivational album…? 🤣🤣

atoposchaos
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atoposchaos

For a band that touts such support for “high artistry” when there are THOUSANDS of struggling artists out there for them to give exposure to collaboratively it’s a bit short-sighted in using the same lame ass anatomically “spiritual” BS artist over and over.

biff22
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biff22

Now you’re just bullshitting. You’re just heaping your own expectations on them.

DRURY
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DRURY

That isn’t the album art.

atoposchaos
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atoposchaos

i have high standards it’s true, in any aesthetic sense…i know it’s not the album art…i’m just sick of Alex Grey’s Lisa Frank colors mannnn colors…and seriously, shit like, give me ONE Tool article that doesn’t open up with something like “Tool are a mysterious band who rarely grants interviews…” GIMMICKS R’US

but i digress. F Alex Grey.

Ferda
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Ferda

I will be buying a copy of every format so I don’t mind waiting. Just glad to have new music and an announcement finally!

What are the chances of a double album at this point?

Love Descending and Invincible after many listens

bent eye
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bent eye

While I don’t think the torch will be a part of it, of course, they are going to use Grey for album artwork. I’m just hoping they use Granov as well. It’s time to freshen things up a bit.

An August release makes sense. Gives them time to get all of that vinyl ready, plus all of the digital release stuff. I’d also assume they are planning plenty of bundles to be available for purchase as well.

atoposchaos
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atoposchaos

Also going to say with how lazy the lyrics AND the writing has been thus far it’s going to be a self-titled album…or simply Tool MMXIX.

Ferda
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Ferda

Official announcement from Tool via Twitter. 12:16am May 8th 2019

lukas
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lukas

stop the whining. for the first time in 13 years we have a definite date to look forward to.

bent eye
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bent eye

Exactly. Hard to criticize writing and such when the lyrics aren’t even properly heard yet by the majority of us. After 13 years we are finally getting a new Tool album and people still complain!!

Maynerd
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Maynerd

So who won the album prediction comp?

bent eye
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bent eye

Maynards no longer ducking straight backstage, but actually coming out front as shown at the end of this video from the Birmingham show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2L_I2gzGBU

joey joe joe shabadoo
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joey joe joe shabadoo

Maynardism of the night: (After the intermission reveal) “So…heard any good news lately?”

OD
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Rightchosis 🤘🏻

OD
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My prediction for 7/27/2019 was pretty close. That date was 10,000 days after Opiate was released. I was close.

bloo-mune
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bloo-mune

I’d rather see Alex Grey artwork than this Roman themed art. So tacky and passe’. I’m sure Tool is working on art, packaging, music video, possibly website redesign, deluxe box set for new album. They’ll probably really try to cash in on this album. I’d like to see a Vinyl release in 45 RPM for higher quality sound. Anyone see any promotional material for August 30th? Stickers, posters, subliminal telepathic insertion from Devo Keenan while high on DMT as he listens to the new album?

Whiskeyjack
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Whiskeyjack

This is a bummer going to see them in Amsterdam really expected to hear the new album by then seems a bit off. As for people on about the lyrics I have to agree seem a bit crap but lets face it his lyrics since Laterlaus where Tool are concerned have not been the best seems to keep his best lyrics for his other projects. If the title off the album is MMXIX it’s also a bit crap and the fact that Killing Joke beat them to it 7 years ago MMXII. If the album is finnished why not release… Read more »

dasein
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dasein

What about a new logo? Might be a long shot, but is this luminous golden thing which appears at the end of “descending” to be considered as the new tool logo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZJIldL5TZU
Pointing at (9:12)

highplainsdrifter
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highplainsdrifter

That’s a bizarre sight!

fulcanelli
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fulcanelli

Hopefully there will be a digital release that can be preordered, with the immediate downloads of the 2 songs they’re playing.

JohnnyUtah
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JohnnyUtah

That’s a great idea. Since those songs are already “out there” it would make sense. Plus all the speculation about vinyl, they could release that whenever and people would eat it up.

bent eye
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bent eye

I’m not seeing any Roman theme at all. Maynard is not dressing up as a Roman, he’s just wearing an extreme mohawk. He looks more like Yondu than a roman soldier. Roman numerals don’t really mean anything either. Lyrics to Invincible could relate to any type of warrior type figure.

mattw
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mattw

Is it possible they still don’t have a title confirmed for the album? That wouldn’t surprise me.

Either that or it’s part of this slow drip release of new info. Maybe a title, then a tracklist, or snippets of album artwork/cover over the next few weeks etc.

Whiskeyjack
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Whiskeyjack

Does nobody else get the vibe from the 98 tour while watching Descending I keep expecting the Reverend Manyard to appear lol

limeygringo
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limeygringo

Probably ain’t gonna happen.

I’m really pulling for Reverand Maynard to appear on The Righteous Gemstones.

mattw
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mattw

Ok I agree.
I’m still surprised, not so much disappointed anymore, that the release date has been pushed back to August 30.

I can only think there are more October arena shows to be announced in the coming months. A fall tour (mid-October to mid-December) in the USA to support the new album makes sense if you’re doing an August 30th release.

These current US shows and the Euro trip a like a warm-up.

nails
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nails

Hellboy, thank you for keeping this site going through the years. And thank you for all of the updates especially as we have been getting closer to new material. It has been nice to have some place to go after Kabir shut down toolshed.. I personally am very excited that the album is going to happen at all. While 4 months seems like a long time. It will go quickly. And since it sounds like this is going to be their “swan song” I don’t mind letting the anticipation grow some before the album is leaked in July lol. I… Read more »

Frostradamus
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Frostradamus

Hellboy,

Do you think this will be their final album? Not counting best of, or live albums. I have read and heard a lot of talk over the years that this album will fulfill their contractual obligations and they would be hanging up their respective hats for Tool at that time. It would be sad, but I understand their age and other projects.

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

While I don’t think we’re getting a Roman themed album, it does appear that some ancient history is creeping into their new material.

The Granov direction is a bit corny, but I suspect it’s just poster material.

On the same topic, Ulver’s Assassination of Julius Caesar was quite successful with its roman ties, especially with the live laser show.

PulsedHalo
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PulsedHalo

Ya’ll do know the album will be leaked before August 30th right? We will all be hearing this thing in its entirety well before then. Too many assholes in this world.

lumps
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lumps

I thought I was dreaming last night when I saw this. Finally!!!!
CANNOT wait.

I am super excited for what’s to come. I assume eventually will get more announcements: hopefully for the track titles, album name (cannot see it being titled MMXIX), singles (hopefully), and how it will be released (streaming services, too?)…

Hellboy1975, do you think this new album will be leaked???

phydeauxtru
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phydeauxtru

y’all are dicks lol

highplainsdrifter
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highplainsdrifter

It feels surreal!

numinous
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numinous

I’m curious to see how Adam innovates the digital platform. Each release tends to push the envelope with its art and packaging. I suspect that the move to digital will bring something we’ve never seen before. I can’t imagine they’ll just put MP3s on itunes, stream on spotify, and call it good. Perhaps this accounts for some portion of a late summer release, perhaps not. But I am excited to see how they explore the possibilities of today’s technology… and the vinyl will still be the best version

PhiloSurfer
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PhiloSurfer

Harvest time for Arizona wine grapes runs mainly June-August. The August 30th release date makes ridiculously perfect sense for Maynard’s world.

It looks like Euro tour ends early July, just in time for MJK to come back and stomp a few grapes before putting his final 1/4-share stamp of approval on the finished release.

See you all in Hampton on Friday!

P.S. Keep your pie-holes SHUT during the show! I want to hear the music.

atoposchaos
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atoposchaos

pff. they’re an arena rock metal band now. he HOLDS THE MIC OUT for people to sing now. it’s over.

joey joe joe shabadoo
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joey joe joe shabadoo

Am I the only one that thought the first solo at about the 7 min mark in Invincible was Adam and not Justin?

ahlaphus
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ahlaphus

Wondering if the band playing just two new songs is why Blair (rather adamantly) suggested that we (as listeners) try and listen to just a few songs from the new album at a time, stretch it out.

That opening groove to ‘Invincible’ is pretty damn good, found myself dancing and hopping along to it like I would at a Disco Biscuits show.

Also agree with a poster above, the two songs have eerily similar beats to them, could possibly be linked as a greater whole, a short movie might accompany? Adam’s old production still with that severed arm???

rinkwhopper
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rinkwhopper

I’m pretty sure he made the same comment years ago about 10K days.

hollerit
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hollerit

long time visitor, first time commenter. Thanks for the site and the updates over the years.

Are you able to find out if there will be a single released before the album drops from your source?

Shady
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Shady

Get the feeling these songs are linked, maybe in the way D/R/T are a set

Also maybe at the end of the album, particularly descending. The instrumental finale, with the kind of epic sounding guitar riffs at the end seems like a closer

bent eye
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bent eye

Definitely an ancient history theme, but not specifically Roman.

joey joe joe shabadoo
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joey joe joe shabadoo

Yeah the broken statue face on the shirt looks Greek to me. Also the formation beneath the face and skull look like a scarab beetle. It may not be the cover if the album but I bet it’s at least part of the album art.

rushtoolman
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rushtoolman

Glad to hear this announcement. At first I thought the same as most. Why so late? But, the truth is no band in history has ever owed the fans any new music. The fact that they’ve been making albums since 92 and are still going strong is amazing and it’s just as likely that this new album wouldn’t happen than would. I mean think about it. The teasers of descending back from around 2014 and all the anticipation and hype. And we now know we are getting brand new music on August 30. Pretty awesome!