The metal band last released a record in 2006 with ‘10,000 Days‘. Drummer Danny Carey promised their fifth album would be out in 2018, but further details have yet to be revealed.
The Rage Against The Machine guitarist posted a photo of himself with part of the band on his Instagram page yesterday (December 12). In the caption, he described some of the sounds.
“Had the honour of being the first outsider to hear new #TOOL music today!!” he wrote. “Still just instrumentals but sounded epic, majestic, symphonic, brutal, beautiful, tribal, mysterious, deep, sexy and VERY Tool.”
He added: “Really great. So excited to hear the record when it’s finished.” See the post above, via Consequence Of Sound.
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan previously said the reason for the album, which was anticipated for release this year, taking so long was his bandmates’ indecisiveness. He said: “I like to release records and write things a little more quickly than those guys like to write. Their process is very analytical.”
The band played a series of American shows this summer, including a headline slot at New York’s Governors Ball festival.