Maynard James Keenan confirms Tool have finished recording their new album

It's now being mixed in anticipation of its long-awaited release

Tool in the recording studio
Tool in the recording studio

    Members of Tool have long pointed to 2019 as the year they’ll finally release a new album. “I’ll go on record now saying you’re gonna see some new music next year,” frontman Maynard James Keenan previously promised.

    While fans have been spurned before, more and more evidence suggests Tool will in fact make good on their promise. In a new Twitter update, Keenan revealed his finals vocals have been fully tracked. That’s especially significant as Keenan is the last member of the band to record his parts, as he waits until the instrumentals are finished before entering the studio.

    Keenan added that the album is currently in the “long process of mixing now.”

    For a group as meticulous as Tool, it’s unclear just how long that mixing process will take. Still, it’s hard to imagine it won’t be finished by the time the band begins touring in May.

    Tool 2019 Tour Dates:
    05/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
    05/11 – Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter Festival
    05/19 – Bridgeview, IL @ Chicago Open Air
    06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
    06/04 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
    06/05 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadhalle
    06/07 – Nurburg, DE @ Rock Am Ring Festival
    06/09 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park Festival
    06/11 – Krakow, PO @ Impact Festival at Tauron Arena
    06/13 – Florence, IT @ Firenze Rocks
    06/16 – Donington, GB @ Download Festival
    06/18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    06/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell Festival
    06/23 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
    06/25 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
    06/28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    06/30 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Spain
    07/02 – Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena