Although Tool finished recording the new album, mixing is set to be completed right before the Second Coming


Los Angeles, California. Maynard James Keenan has tweeted a statement on Friday, January 4th, informing the world of the following:

@mjkeenen: Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then U.S.-UK-Euro run w . If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w for & troll the band FBs with wine posts.

Die-hard Tool fans, however, kind of know what this means. 13 years have passed since the last Tool album, 10,000 days, was released in 2006. “This leaves us with about 3 million more years of waiting”, Ænima Johnson declares. “I mean, look at me, I’m all grown up and my parents are in despair, convinced they will never see the day this album drops!”

Contacted for more information on his statement Keenan reported that “the long process of Mixing” is likely to last up until the Second Coming. “We don’t want to take the spotlight from Jesus’ (second) moment of glory, but we’re trying to put a baby into the world. It’s hard work. And we don’t want to release the same album over and over again. For that we have Interpol.”

Some people do seem to find hope in Keenan’s words and pray for the album to at least come out during their lifetime. It seems like the Tool vocalist has a way to appease the public:

“Oh, don’t you worry about stuff like that! It’s obvious this music will wake the dead, make them speak in tongues, revive their bones to their prime years, refill their joints with synovial fluid and bestow immortality upon both body and soul!”

Is there any reason to doubt that statement?
We think not.

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