Maynard James Keenan has broken his silence again, giving fans another new update as to when we could expect the new Tool album

Ever since Tool released their fourth album 10,000 Days back in 2006, fans have been looking forward to seeing when the band’s follow-up will arrive.

Sadly, with frontman Maynard James Keenan working on side projects such as Puscifer and a revived A Perfect Circle, it appeared as though this wait may just continue indefinitely.

However, as the years have gone on, constant updates have come forward, with the goalposts being shifted constantlypromises not being delivered upon, and even the band expressing their disappointment that the album isn’t here.

Back in January though, Tool drummer Danny Carey gave fans a promising update, explaining that the record would be released in mid-April. “That’s the plan, anyway,” Carey explained.

Sadly, Tool frontman and perennial wet blanket Maynard James Keenan refuted this claim, responding with a blunt “no” when a fan asked him if this information was true.

However, while Keenan is usually a man of few words, he has now broken his silence to deliver a more expansive and positive update in regards to the release date of the new record.

Taking to Twitter yesterday morning, Maynard James Keenan shared a rather humorous meme, with a picture of Pantera captioned by the phrase “If you’re a real Megadeth fan, name one other song than ‘Enter Sandman’.”

However, this unsolicited Tweet ended up being a lot more informative than fans would have expected, with the vocalist giving us a revised timeline for the new Tool album.

“Midway through mixing,” he began. “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.”

Of course, while this is far better news than his previous “no” implied, it’s sounding as though the release of a new Tool album is indeed happening. After all, considering that Maynard is the first to quash any rumours of new music, hearing actual updates from him are the best we can hope for.

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