We could be just days away from Tool’s first new studio single since 2006, as Jose Mangin has announced on SiriusXM that the first single from the new Tool album will be released in July. Mangin said he asked a Tool employee for information, and that’s what he was told.
Tool have been performing “Descending” and “Invincible” live for the last month, and it’s currently unknown if one of those two songs or another will be the lead single. Tool have not yet released a tracklisting for the new album, though that should come along with a single release.
Maynard James Keenan and Adam Jones followed David Lynch on Twitter recently, leading to speculation that Lynch could direct a music video for the band, like he has done in the past for other bands like Nine Inch Nails. Lynch worked with Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder just a couple of years ago on Twin Peaks, so he would definitely be a great fit.
While Tool have been coy about new album details, they have confirmed it will be released on August 30th, even flashing the date with a graphic onscreen at concerts, with Maynard James Keenan confirming on Twitter that it is the real release date and not a troll job.