The path to the new Tool album has just gotten all the more exciting, with the band sharing the artwork for their new album today.

This month sees Tool fans all over the world eagerly awaiting August 30th, with the band set to release their first album since 2006, Fear Inoculum, on that date.

Having teased us with rumours of a new record for years, the band finally announced its release date earlier this year, before giving it an official title just last week.

To make things even more exciting though, Tool finally released their music to Spotify last Friday, causing every one of the band’s albums (and one EP) to hit the top 10 on the US iTunes charts. Needless to say, fans are getting excited for the new record.

Now, things have ramped up even more, with the band today sharing the artwork for their first album in 13 years.

First teased by guitarist Adam Jones on Instagram over the weekend, fans over on the Tool subreddit had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the cover ever since one user revealed that Jones had given him a sneak peek.

“Just when I thought it was over, I ran into him again recently and he showed me some album artwork for the new record,” /u/weareallonenomatter explained. “I was absolutely floored when he pulled his phone up to my eyes.”

Now, with the band’s new record due for release on August 30th, fans in Australia at least are waiting for the band to announce their latest Aussie tour.

Most recently in the country back in 2013, Tool fans are eager to see the group perform cuts from the new record along with old classics before too long.

Tool are set to unleash the record’s title track within a few days, with pre-orders for the new album going live on Tuesday, US time.

Check out ‘Vicarious’ by Tool:

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