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Are Tool mastering the new album?

Are Tool mastering the new album?

I had a source of mine tell me today that Danny Carey missed an advertised show at the Baked Potato last night, because he was on a plane with the rest of the band headed to Maine for mastering the new Tool album – presumably with Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios. The source was a new one to me, and one I considered unverified, so I posted with some… Read More »Are Tool mastering the new album?

New Tool album now scheduled for May-July

Maynard has this morning posted a more detailed update for us in Twitter, outlining some of the reasons why, and a ballpark release window for the new Tool album launch: The most interesting point this raises for me is that what will happen on the coming US and European shows? Will we see new material? Will they just be greatest hits shows in the same mold as the last few… Read More »New Tool album now scheduled for May-July
Maynard Release Date “Hints” on Twitter

Maynard Release Date “Hints” on Twitter

Maynard said a few things on Twitter these last couple of days, that suggest the new Tool album won’t be released in April. Given that Tool drummer Danny Careymentioned at a Baked Potato show recently they were aimed for a release in April or May, this doesn’t really change much in my opinion. My thoughts regarding an April release date was that it was never going to be mid-April, and… Read More »Maynard Release Date “Hints” on Twitter
Danny says mid-April is the plan

Danny says mid-April is the plan for new Tool album release

Danny Carey appeared at NAMM just recently, and to Tool fan Dirk Doucette mentioned that in regards to the new Tool album “it’s going to be out mid-April. That’s the plan anyway“. Now Danny is notorious for being optimistic with album release dates, so take this news with a dose of skepticism, but I believe this time around we’re very much on the home stretch, and mid-April – perhaps the… Read More »Danny says mid-April is the plan for new Tool album release
Maynard confirms vocals and slow death

Maynard confirms vocals and slow death

Those of you who read the recent Tool newsletter might have realised I’ve been away for the last week in Tasmania at a caving conference. It was great! What was also great was a few tweets from Maynard, the most interesting of which confirms that his vocals have been recorded Someone also asked if we should expect a surprise release: I don’t think anyone should really be surprised with that… Read More »Maynard confirms vocals and slow death
Tool November 2018 Newsletter

Tool November 2018 Newsletter

Blair‘s Tool Newsletter for November 2018 is out now.  It highlights a recent visit to LA following the Malibu fires, where Blair catches up with Danny Carey and a few other regulars from the Tool family.  The good news is that Blair managed to hear at least part of the new album, though keeps it spoiler free: While walking to his car (parked on yet another deficient alley), Danny emerged… Read More »Tool November 2018 Newsletter

Update: Ivonna Cadavar says Tool album DONE “any day now”

Twitterer (if that is the right term) Ivonna Cadavar posted a pic with Adam Jones from Tool not long ago, with an update of sorts on the new album.  Have a read and I’ll give you my thoughts below: So while “any day now” sounds pretty promising, I find it hard to get too excited, as it would seem unlikely that Tool have been long out of the studio, and… Read More »Update: Ivonna Cadavar says Tool album DONE “any day now”

Tool July 2018 Newsletter

Another month goes by, and we have another newsletter with even Blair admitting there’s not much to share at the moment: Well… I haven’t heard a peep pertaining to studio updates so make of that what you want.  I know that it’s pretty typical in the ‘Tool world’ to be kept in the dark when projects such as recording sessions are ongoing, so what can I say?  I’ve tried to… Read More »Tool July 2018 Newsletter

Studio updates and Maynard’s Metal Icon Award

Tool seem to be back working hard in the studio, with an update from Justin showing up his rig in the studio, as well as a quick Instagram post from Adam: Justin sent me this photo with a caption: “Bass… How low can you go?”  In speaking with him, he told me that he was making great progress in “a great studio.”  He also told me how much fun he had… Read More »Studio updates and Maynard’s Metal Icon Award

Tool Drum Tracking and Newsletters

A couple of good news items from the Tool camp today.  Firstly news that drum tracking is complete on the new album, with a celebratory photo from Kevin Mills: Here’s a photo taken by KEVIN MILLS (Evil Joe’s assistant) to celebrate the drum tracking being completed (other than a segue, I believe).  Thanks to Justin for sending! Other news in the last week is that the Newsletter Archive is back… Read More »Tool Drum Tracking and Newsletters