The long-awaited release of the American progressive metal band Tool is taking its final form.  The front man of the band, Maynard James Keenan, has now confirmed that Tool finished recording their fifth album.

Following Maynard James Keenan’s update in September about the plans of the band to release new music in 2019, he has now revealed that his final vocals have been fully tracked.  The other band members’ parts for the upcoming release were also recorded previously. According to Keenan, the album is currently in the ”long process of mixing”. The exact release date of the album, however, remains a mystery.

Earlier, it was also confirmed that Tool will return to Europe next summer after many years of absence. The band will be performing in many European countries and will also headline many festivals including Hellfest, Rock Werchter, and Rock am Ring.

You can read Maynard J Keenan’s update below:


Tool is a progressive rock/metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1990. Their debut album, Undertow, was released three years later. Although the band included many alternative heavy metal and rock elements in their first release, their sound evolved towards progressive metal in their later records. Their second and third albums were certified Platinum in many countries and are considered two of the most influential albums of all time. Tool has also won three Grammy Awards and continue to perform at major festivals around the world. During their performances they include melodic, theatrical, and ambient elements combined with a unique visual show for which they are often praised. Tool’s fourth studio album, 10,000 Days, was released in 2006 selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide.

For more information you can visit the band’s official website.

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Athanasios Kouklas
Molecular Biology student, currently living in Switzerland! From Thessaloniki, Greece. Travel, music and festival enthusiast. Been to Pinkpop, Rock Werchter, Rock am Ring, Southside and numerous concerts of all kinds in Europe. Favourite bands include: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Rammstein, Foo Fighters, Motörhead and The Rolling Stones..