UPDATE: Tool have now revealed that the release date of their first album in over 10 years will be Friday, August 30th. Splashing the date on screens at their show in Birmingham, Alabama, frontman Maynard James Keenan told fans to take their phones out and post it all over social media.
You may not believe this, but Tool have finally shared their first taste of new music in over a decade. No, we’re not joking.
During a headline set at Florida’s Welcome to Rockville Festival, the band debuted two new tracks titled Descending and Invincible. Tool first premiered an instrumental version of Descending a few years back, but this was the first performance of the track in its full form.
No, we’re not kidding. After thirteen years of speculation and broken hearts, Tool have finally shared new music.
We’re assuming that the two new track will feature on the band’s forthcoming fifth album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s 10,000 Days.
Last week, the band launched new profiles on streaming services Apple Music and Spotify, driving speculation that the new album is right around the corner. Recently Maynard James Keenan said that the album should arrive “between mid-May and mid-July,” but really, who knows anymore. At least this is something.
For now, watch footage of the new tracks below: