Tool’s new album is coming sooner than you think
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Grammy-award winning progressive-rock band Tool have long been rumoured to be working on their ninth studio album. It’s been 11 years since 10,000 Days, the band’s last album came out and according to fan website , vocalist Maynard James Keenan is ready to put his vocals to some of the new material.

In a short post, the website which keeps track of new updates from the band, said “In speaking with Danny last night, he told me that the band has temporarily MOVED some of their gear into a larger space (across town) where MAYNARD is working on VOCALS for some of the new Tool material. I'm sure that he has already been doing this to some extent, but now he has more room to breathe and a better vocal booth.”

As is the tradition, for all Tool albums, the music is laid down first. The instrumentation is recorded first and only then, Maynard steps in with the lyrics. Guitarist Adam Jones had posted an Instagram photo last month from their studio where the band had just finished laying the instrumentation on a new song. Jones had mentioned the vocals were still not done as Maynard was busy recording the new A Perfect Circle album that is due to come out this year.

Tool will embark upon a tour this year headlining the Governor’s Ball Festival at Randall’s Island, New York and the Boston Calling festival in Boston. Considering the friction Maynard has with the rest of the band members in Tool, this is a big thing. It indicates how much Tool, as a band, is investing to bring back the chemistry that gave rise to tracks like “Lateralus”, “Aenima”, “Schism” and more.

At the end of last month, Consequence of Sound reported that Maynard has reportedly hit a couple of roadblocks. In an interview, Maynard had suggested some sort of setbacks. ““For some things yes, I see a plan,” he said, “and others I just see roadblocks,” he said. But now that news has come in that he is ready to lay down the vocals to the new tracks, the new Tool album might finally see the light of the day sometime really soon.