Album “countdown” on Social Media

Tool have posted a couple of items on Instagram and other social media in the last two days, first a reference to Opiate, and now Undertow. The Undertow post in particular is accompanied by likes for a few key comments that suggest a countdown has started, and that we should expect something at the end.

All this leads to the obvious conclusion, that following a 10,000 Days post, which should be either Friday or Saturday US time, depending on whether or not Salival is included there should be a reveal of the new album. There is also some speculation that the Tool back catalog may also appear on streaming services as well.

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March 10th, 1992

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UNDERTOW April 6th, 1993

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But, from what I hear, we might get more than just an announcement over the weekend. There is some rumblings that we may also get a track from the new album as well. Let’s cross our fingers on that one!

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bent eye
bent eye
1 year ago

They’re definitely counting down to the reveal of the new album. Hopefully it’s also the debut of a single. I’m putting my money on the studio version of the new Opiate. We know they have a video for that already.

wwarfield
wwarfield
Reply to  bent eye
1 year ago

Nah…no way…imo, they’re focused on this new album. Theyve waited awfully close to the album release to reveal it.

Naimed
Naimed
Reply to  wwarfield
1 year ago

I remember the rumours that there is no song on it suitable for a single on the new album. By releasing the rerecording of the opiate video they could use it to promote the new album.

Jethro Tool
Jethro Tool
1 year ago

I reckon it will be Invincible

cultiv8420
cultiv8420
1 year ago

It would be funny if they didn’t animate the Aenima cover, since it’s already animated.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  cultiv8420
1 year ago

They just posted it 26 minutes ago on Instagram and it’s Aenimated.

gtprina
gtprina
Reply to  cultiv8420
1 year ago

It has been ænimated!

(it’s the only cool thing I can do on a computer and it’s no longer cool)

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  gtprina
1 year ago

It’s totally COOL! I can’t do it… Thanks!

gtprina
gtprina
Reply to  Z-Werewolf
1 year ago

While holding the ALT button, type 145 = æ and 146 = Æ

You can find all kinds of things if you hold down the ALT button and type numbers beginning with 1. It’s kind of fun as there are literally hundreds of characters. Have fun!

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  gtprina
1 year ago

What!? That’s crazy that I’ve never heard of this before…. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

wwarfield
wwarfield
1 year ago

Can you be more specific…do you know if it is a song we’ve heard or not?

Aleks
Aleks
1 year ago

I think the visual “waving” effect on those post may have something to do with the rumor of a battery being involved in the packaging of the new album…

itoolizer
itoolizer
1 year ago

HellBoy said we might get more than an announcement… I believe him. Last time he said we might get something, that was the day before they announced the release date at the concert on the screen! I can’t wait!

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  itoolizer
1 year ago

Maybe they just drop the album out of nowhere on streaming services. August 30th is the Vinyl Pre-Order…?

Not likely but that’d be cool!

bent eye
bent eye
1 year ago

Yep, countdown confirmed. Feels weird that after so many years, we’ll have the announcement of a new Tool album in a matter of days. It doesn’t feel real. Even with the new songs and logo it hasn’t sunk in yet.

nails
nails
1 year ago

I am with you.. It does not feel real.. I wonder what finally got them to turn the corner on this album after so many years. I had basically given up that there would be a new album.

Thanks again Hellboy for keeping this site going with so little going on for so long.. You are the Patient!

itoolizer
itoolizer
1 year ago

Aenima has now been posted also, 6 hours ago as of this posting

rushtoolman
rushtoolman
1 year ago

Question is will anybody believe that the official announcement is true? LOL

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  rushtoolman
1 year ago

Yup. Everyone.

lumps
lumps
1 year ago

Can’t wait to see what happens. Hopefully they don’t do something stupid. Hopefully they finally reveal something…. and if not at the same time, hopefully they finally put all their music on streaming platforms.
C’mon TOOL, this is your chance to shine.

lumps
lumps
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

I agree with you there.

bent eye
bent eye
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Would record stores be under any sort of embargo? Obviously leaks can’t be helped, but what about official announcements?

lumps
lumps
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Man, TOOL missed a great opportunity. Even if some news is coming over the weekend or on Monday, they missed this great opportunity to reveal something at end of the “countdown.” Now that its been broken, I don’t know whats going on. In typical TOOL fashion, now we wait…

fulcanelli
fulcanelli
1 year ago

It seems the release will be on CD. I just saw an ad for it on IG.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  fulcanelli
1 year ago

Where did you see an ad on IG?

itoolizer
itoolizer
1 year ago

Something is definitely happening… The IG page hasn’t loaded for me all day!

bent eye
bent eye
Reply to  itoolizer
1 year ago

It’s loading for me, but no new post since yesterday

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  bent eye
1 year ago

The whole internet is waiting

bent eye
bent eye
Reply to  Maynerd
1 year ago

I keep checking Insta and Twitter every 5 mins. If I remenber correctly, the post for Undertow hit social media just after noon AU time.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  bent eye
1 year ago

Probably easier to turn on notifications for their pages …

bent eye
bent eye
1 year ago

The Jerome listening party post does indicate CD and album will be available, if it’s not just referring to the cd as an album.

bent eye
bent eye
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

The anticipation is a part of the fun. After 13 years the damm is about to burst and we’re thirsty.

aflietstra
aflietstra
1 year ago

I am wondering why lateralus hasn’t been posted yet….

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Hellboi, We should talk about the interview you did with Blair for the newsletter a while back.
In this interview you claimed to have been given an mp3 of a recording of a new song from the loft demo sessions.
Are you going to elaborate on that for us?

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Oh. Were you trying to be funny or something?

element4
element4
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Wait what, didnt you put at the end of the article that there will be an announcement and maybe a single over the weekend?

bent eye
bent eye
Reply to  aflietstra
1 year ago

They’ve cottoned on that we’ve all cottoned on so now they’ve stopped just so they can troll us one more time.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  aflietstra
1 year ago

It’s 8pm in Los Angeles.
Many more hours for you to worry…

bent eye
bent eye
Reply to  Maynerd
1 year ago

I’m not worried, just a bit too much time on my hands today.

Hey, their Insta now has the blue tick.

element4
element4
1 year ago

What’s happening!?!?!?

bent eye
bent eye
1 year ago

There’s a new IG post…of Adam! #trollingtotheveryend

joey joe joe shabadoo
joey joe joe shabadoo
1 year ago

Binoculus.

gtprina
gtprina
1 year ago

Lateralus is now up

itoolizer
itoolizer
1 year ago

I’ll just say it… These fuckers are the masters of trolling. They probably won’t release the single until August 30th, 12AM…and it probably won’t be a new song. Probably a version of an old song, with new guitar parts LOL