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Maynard James Keenan: Lyrics Mostly Done For New TOOL Album; Recording Starts In April

The lyrics for the new Tool album are almost done, according to frontman Maynard James Keenan.

The lyrics for the new Tool album are almost done, according to frontman Maynard James Keenan.

The new Tool album may finally be coming out in 2018 after all.

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The legend of the new Tool album is heating up in 2018 from quite a few sources. Drummer Danny Carey has been pretty adamant about the new album coming this year, guitarist Adam Jones says the music is done and lyrics are being written, vocalist Maynard James Keenan was cryptic as usual, and Behemoth frontman

Nergal said he's heard the album as an instrumental, and English director and screenwriter Dominic Hailstone says he's done a video for the band for something. This evening, a ton of new information has been revealed.

Guitarist Adam Jones wrote that recording begins in April. But what about the lyrics? Turns out, they're almost all done too.

In a moment of sheer candidness, frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed that he's been writing lyrics for the songs, and is done with most of it:

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Melvins' Buzz Osbourne and Sebastian Bach have both heard the album as well, and Bach had quite a lot to say about it. Bach says the album is "progressive metal at its most atmospheric," and songs ranged between 7 and 20 minutes long.

How lucky am I? Spent yesterday getting my face melted by 3/4 of TOOL at the TOOL headquarters / rehearsal Studio. My very own private Tool show just missing the vocals! This is not just your average simple rock and roll music. This is progressive metal at its most atmospheric and right when you get into a groovy trance you get beat over the head with riffs so heavy it feels like a TOOL. Some tunes were so pummelling it felt like I was getting a deep tissue massage! in fact they could call the record that. No song was shorter than 7 minutes and some were 20 minutes long! Just my idea of how to spend the perfect day!

Thank you so much to my great friend Adam Jones and Justin Chancellor on bass for your hospitality! Danny Carey you are one of the most talented drummers I have ever seen in my life and such a nice fun dude! You are all inspirations to me & thank you so much for the great preview! I can only Imagine what the Majestic vocals of Maynard James Keenan would sound like on top of this music. If it's as delicious as his wine is, then I am buying this record for sure! ???cheers guys !

It was also great to see Buzz Osbourne the guitar player for The Melvins, who I last saw backstage in Seattle (I think) when we were drinking beers with Chris Cornell decades ago. Always good to see someone still doing great so many years down the line! #Melvins #Tool #MathRock #Rehearsal #rock #survivors

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The new Tool album might be out this summer, but it might also not be out this summer. It might also be called Not. We're really not sure.

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