Tool Send Fans Into Frenzy After Updating Their Facebook Cover Photo

Tool updated their cover photo on Facebook earlier today (April 3) and fans are going crazy. The image features the band’s logo, along with the Roman numerals MMXIX (aka 2019). Many are assuming the group posted the picture as a way to confirm that their long-awaited new album is finally coming out this year. The effort appeared to be in the mastering phase last month and Kirk Hammett (Metallica) claimed he heard the band were already working on the cover art. Maynard James Keenan also previously said the record may be released “somewhere between mid-May and mid-July.”

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Says Tool Are Working On The Cover Art For Their New Album

It looks like we are getting even closer to a new Tool album. The band recently posted a photo that seemed to suggest that mastering was in process and now it appears they are also working on the effort’s cover art. The latest update comes from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, who told New Zealand’s The Rock the following:

“I talk to Adam Jones quite a bit, and the last thing I knew, he was dealing with artwork. So that is a good sign. If they’re dealing with artwork, it must be close.”

Tool Announce May U.S. Shows

Tool have booked some May U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

05/05 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/07 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BCC
05/08 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
05/10 Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
05/11 Concord, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/13 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
05/14 Kansas City, MO – Spring Center
05/16 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
05/17 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
05/19 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival

Tool Appear To Be Mastering Their New Album

It looks like Tool’s new album has officially entered the mastering phase. The band have shared a new photo of guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor, and drummer Danny Carey with producer/engineer Joe Barresi and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who previously mastered “10,000 Days” at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, ME. This news comes after frontman Maynard James Keenan previously said the effort may be released “somewhere between mid-May and mid-July.”

Maynard James Keenan Says Tool Are “Midway Through Mixing” Their New Album

Maynard James Keenan has offered an update on the new Tool album. He said the following:

“Update- Midway through mixing. Most likely be a few recalls. Then some arguing. Then Mastering, Artwork, Video, Special Packaging, etc. Best Ballpark Guess- Release date somewhere between Mid May and Mid July. More focused updates to follow as we progress. @tool #simplemath”

This news comes after the frontman recently shot down rumors of an April release following a comment made by drummer Danny Carey.

Tool’s Website Updated With New Visuals

Tool’s website has been updated with some new visuals and some people are assuming they may be teasers for the band’s upcoming album. You check them out at toolband.com or over at Reddit (HERE & HERE). It’s worth noting that the visuals appear to be related to previous artwork Meats Meier created for the band. This news comes after Danny Carey recently said the group are planning to release their new album in April.