Published Apr 01, 2019Back in 2015, Tool pulled an April Fool's prank on their devoted listeners with a "leak " of a new song. Now, fans have been had once again despite the expectation of a new album arriving this year.
At the stroke of midnight this morning, Tool fans thought the band had shared a clip of new material through Twitter upon getting a notification of a new post. However, it turned out to be 37 minutes of crickets chirping.
Help I'm in an abusive relationship with TOOL— Jeff Wilcox (@WilcoxJeff1) April 1, 2019
I see you've opted for a shorter song intro for the new album?— C.T. (@Catz_brtndr23) April 1, 2019
Crickets chirping in 9/8 time. Why not, I'll spiral out to it.— Curt Triplett (@CurtTriplett) April 1, 2019
After getting deservedly grilled online for the bulk of the day, the band and frontman Maynard James Keenan shared responses of their own on Twitter, which you can find below. "between mid May and mid July" earlier this year. Last month, group members were photographed in-studio with engineer Bob Ludwig, leading many to speculate that the album was nearly finished being mastered.
Jokes on you, we've been listening to crickets chirping for the last 13 years.— Farticus (@HighTid10619345) April 1, 2019