Tool share typically gory teaser trailers for new album

It's finally getting closer...

Tool have started sharing teaser trailers as fans await the announcement of their long-awaited new album.

The metal icons have kept fans waiting for new material over a decade, with their last album ‘10,000 Days’ released in 2006. With varying reports on progress emerging over the years, it was this month revealed that the band had finally finished recording their fifth album, and was entering the mixing stages.

Now, after drummer Danny Carey stated that the record would be released in April, the band have shared a number of teaser trailers on their official website – adopting their traditional gory motif. See them below, as captured by Metal Injection.

Back in February last year, Maynard James Keenan said that “Words & Melodies 100% DONE on all but 1 [track]” for the album.

Keenan has previously blamed the long wait for the album on his bandmates’ indecisiveness. “I like to release records and write things a little more quickly than those guys like to write,” he said. “Their process is very analytical.”

Meanwhile, the band are set to hit the road this summer in support of the record – with a UK show headlining Download Festival in June alongside the likes of Slipknot, Def Leppard, Smashing Pumpkins, Die Antwoord, Rob Zombie, Eagles Of Death Metal and many more.