Tool: Album Artwork Posted Online

Tool have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "10,000 Days", due on May 2 via Volcano.

Tool: Album Artwork Posted Online
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Tool have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "10,000 Days", due on May 2 via Volcano. Check it out at Toolband.com. The 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be "packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the band's trademark, eerie interludes" (according to Kerrang! magazine), is the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "10,000 Days" track listing follows: 01. Vicarious 02. Jambi 03. Wings For Marie (Pt 1) 04. 10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2) 05. The Pot 06. Lipan Conjuring 07. Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann) 08. Rosetta Stoned 09. Intension 10. Right In Two 11. Viginti Tres As previously reported, Tool will play their first U.S. show since late 2002 when they headlines the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 30 in Indio, Calif. No other U.S. dates have been confirmed. Thanks for the info to Blabbermouth.net.

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    randy_roads
    I'm sick of this crap reporting on UG... They shouldn't rely on blabbermouth so much... If you go to the OFFICIAL tool website (toolband.com) it states that this image is a "mini". ie it is only PART of the album artwork. For all we know, that image might be part of a MUCH larger image. Or could be a sleeve or something (ala LATERALUS). They have also posted the new logo on the site. Triple J (an australian youth music radio station) reporter Andrew Haug heard the album and spoke about it on his metal show Full Metal Racket. Here what he has to say here: (http://toolshed.down.net/audio/20060315_... 0_days.mp3) As to the rumors that its a fake (well, not a fake, but a joke)...well i have a slight inkling that it may well be. I mean, 3 track titles that directly refer to drugs? Rosetta Stoned, The Pot and Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)(Hofmann being the guy who invented LSD. That seems a bit sus to me...
    roo6339
    i like the artwork... i hope that's the real one. the album title... not so impressive, but if it is true, i'm sure they have a reason for it.
    ando3300
    Yet another piece of news reported here about Tool's new album. It's going to be funny once we find out it was all a lie.
    Uts Feeb
    It's fake. http://healinggifts.net/alexgrey.jpg Alex Grey said he wasn't asked to do the work. Josh Davis was supposed to. And if it is real than 1. It's not original on Tool's part, seeing how Alex Grey has already done the painting, not for tool and 2. It's just Lateralus Part II, which they said they wouldn't do. So I think it's fake.
    PitchBlackLabel
    Fake or not, this album will probably be incredible, but come on, stop messin with us and release the damn thing already
    harry_manback
    oldpumpkinface wrote: good point, after all many compare dave from disturbs vocals to maynard's
    Dude you out to burn in hell for saying that dave and maynard are close in their vocal stylings. You not only insulted Maynard, but made yourself look like a jackass, dave has nothing on maynard. Oh, and I like the title 10,000 days and the tracklisting, but I have to agree with fortysix and 2 on this one. It definately a step down from lateralus, and I think that's just an alex grey painting (looks like innerbeing to me) with Tool(looks kinda like Fool hint: april 1st is on the way) photoshoped on. Definitely their least creative and visually stuning album art to date, if it's real.
    harry_manback
    crap just realized tool isn't on that picture. Go to www.toolband.com and its on their, but just the fact that its different, in three places actually, toolband.com, amazon.com, and here, makes me really think that its a hoax.
    Guitar_Poet
    xxadamnxx wrote: alex grey is the ****ing man, i met him a few weeks ago and he had said he was talking with tool about their album art. im really glad they stuck with him he did such an amazing job with lateralus
    yea, alex is teh awesome.
    MetalUpTheAss
    My guess is... the album isn't called 10,000 Days and that's not the track listing. But even if it is, cool. The last song seems interesting, Three Roads in latin. And the cover art kinda looks like Aztec art or something to me.
    harry_manback
    randy_roads wrote: I mean, 3 track titles that directly refer to drugs? Rosetta Stoned, The Pot and Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)(Hofmann being the guy who invented LSD. That seems a bit sus to me...
    harry_manback
    I'll give you the whole hoffman thing most likely being about the guy who invented lsd, but stoned and pot have other meanings that Being stoned and Smoking pot. A person could be stoned to death, and a pot could be anything from an actual pot to a toilet. I think too many people assume that tool always has drug references in their music, probably due to die eir von satan and the gaping lotus experience, but i think there music is much deeper than that.
    Kendawg4TooL
    ^lol I second that. Rosetta Stone was literaly a stone with symbols on it that was used as a key *cough*lostkeys*cough for translating hieroglyphics. And today the term is still used when speaking of translations and deciphering. Perhaps they are using it to say something else...
    sokmonke
    ITs awesome artwork. i hope the album will be good cuz im a huge tool fan.
    A-Thousand-Lies
    forty-six_and_2 wrote: Wow this is gay. If it's a fake (which it probably is), thank god. If now, I've lost respect for Tool.
    You'd lose respect for them based upon a crappy album cover? Haha, you really are a jackass.
    Kostic
    I agree with a thousand lies...as for whether the artwork and tracklistings are a fake or not...I ask every one to recall the incident last year (on April 1 no less) when Maynard "found Christ." Has any one heard Judith by A Perfect Circle? (Maynard screams "F*ck your God" for those of you that haven't...but back on topic...I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't change at least some of the titles. 10,000 days is a little fishy.
    dead_juggalo
    it better not be a fake, i think that tool is the shit so if it is a fake o well and if its for real then **** yeah
    harry_manback
    Kendawg4TooL wrote: ^lol I second that. Rosetta Stone was literaly a stone with symbols on it that was used as a key *cough*lostkeys*cough for translating hieroglyphics. And today the term is still used when speaking of translations and deciphering. Perhaps they are using it to say something else...
    Alright cool. In my defence however, I wasn't being serious in my post. I don't think anything i said would be remotely close to what tool would put in a song. I was just trying to say that alot of people see things like stoned or other similar things in tools music and automatically tnink its a drug reference. But you explanation was good too. Cheers
    harry_manback
    lespaul_rentals wrote: Tool fans...the only people who have a fungasm when a band comes out with the album art.
    think I'm gonna need a few more towels when the actual album comes out!
    dranyam
    Don't you all have anything better to do? And for God sake, please learn to spell! Don't you know me by now? This is not that difficult!
    xxadamnxx
    its not fake, it was posted on the tool website and the toolarmy site. and i met the friggin artist, why would it be fake..
    nato138
    may is a good month for music, not a good month for my wallet tho.
    xxadamnxx
    alex grey is the ****ing man, i met him a few weeks ago and he had said he was talking with tool about their album art. im really glad they stuck with him he did such an amazing job with lateralus
    pen15
    Embryodead wrote: i think it's fake
    Finally, someone here agrees with me
    Gibsongod42
    5 years in coming maynard jones justin and danny will give it up for the metal gods ir devils
    Lucid_Dreaming
    There was another piece of art that was posted before which wasn't Tool like at all. This one looks more like previous Tool covers, so if its a fake, its a good one.
    Seymore190
    oldpumpkinface wrote: i think that the artwork is probably real but the album title and track titles are not. They gave fake details with lateralus to throw off downloaders and i recon they are doing it again! 10,000 days isn't a very toolesque title and neither is rosetta stoned or the pot. though i could be wrong and perhaps its a slight change in direction, they usually have 1 word titles though. notice how it doesn't say "10,000 days" on the title, tho to be fair lateralus is the only one with the title printed and only on the slipcase.
    Yeah, those were my exact thoughts, too. But I could care less about the album title and if it fits the Tool vibe, it's just good to know there will be new Tool material on the way soon.
    oldpumpkinface
    i think that the artwork is probably real but the album title and track titles are not. They gave fake details with lateralus to throw off downloaders and i recon they are doing it again! 10,000 days isn't a very toolesque title and neither is rosetta stoned or the pot. though i could be wrong and perhaps its a slight change in direction, they usually have 1 word titles though. notice how it doesn't say "10,000 days" on the title, tho to be fair lateralus is the only one with the title printed and only on the slipcase.
    forty-six_and_2
    Wow this is gay. If it's a fake (which it probably is), thank god. If now, I've lost respect for Tool.
    oldpumpkinface
    there have also been different tracklists kicking around and titles like "teleincision" and "aldaira" 1 The Thorn 2 Annuled 3 Visceral 4 The Lucid 5 23 6 Permute 7 The Median 8 Aldaraian 9 Mandalic 10 The Ascent 11 Laiad Kayenth
    Your41Plague12
    sounds like the name was sort of ripped off of 10,000 fists by disturbed. then again if it's a fake, that was a great idea choosing that name