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Tool Releases Name of New Album

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According to a posting that was made on the bands official website www.toolband.com (and then subsequently removed), Tool's new album will be titled "10,000 Days". A May/June release date is currently expected for the effort.

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1. BodomFan writes:

this new album's gonna be f*ckin awsome

# Mar 4, 2006 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. psythe writes:

you bet it is. so far all the tool releases have had interesting names, ie opiate, salival - i'm trying to grasp where this factor lies in 'ten thousand days', but i'm just not getting it. maybe i'm not well-read enough? anyone else got any ideas?

# Mar 4, 2006 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Justin writes:

Somehow I feel like this is a false album title. For one, it just doesn't feel right. It doesn't have any sort of Tool feel to it. They've done it before, so don't be surprised when this turns out to be a pseudonym.

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 3:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

I actually caught the tidbit of info after a night of heavy drinking. I thought I had dreamed the whole thing up....Guess not....

I'm willing to bet this is indeed a fake name (sounds like a dark punk bands album title, not Tool) then again every album is such a departure from the last that it may well be true....

10,000 days = a bit over 26 years...roughly..Not sure what the significance of that is.....Might be a planetary alignment thing....or something relating to the occult....Tool are into that kind of sh**...

The word is that this album will be considerably heavier than anything they have done, more progressive in terms of song structure, and according to the Kerrang interview...though said jokingly...Kind of bluesy.....

*shrugs*

You really don't know what your in for until the single hits radio.....Sober gave you a feel of what Undertow was all about...Stinkfist represented Aenima pretty well....and Schism was indeed a good preview of Lateralus....So this next one, in theory should be just as indicative.

I'm giddy.

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 3:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. 10,000 Gays writes:

Tool Releases Name of New Album haha

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 7:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. bradispissed writes:

watch out for the heavy meshuggah influence...


according to adam it was a "kick in the teeth" to do that tour back in '02ish. can't remember to much i was sh**faced

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Heret1c666 writes:

God I cant WAIT for this new cd. 10, 000 Days is probably their most normal name yet. if there really are meshuggah influences on this record it will kick major a$$ like Lateralus did.

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

10,000 Days is reminding me too much of Disturbed's latest release. i'll be very aggrivated if they do name the album such.

i've heard about the whole meshuggah influence thang...sounds very worthwhile to me.

actually, i think bluesy would be pretty funky/cool - i mean, hey, isnt blues where metal originates from anyway?

did anything big happen 26 years ago? how old were the great prophets (ie christ, buddha, etc) when they died? fvck, i've got no idea where they'r going with this 10KDays thang.

cant wait for that single to hit the radiowaves.

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Lucifers angel writes:

FICK GOD ...i dont give a f***

# Mar 10, 2006 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. REdrum writes:

Kerrang! magazine was recently given an exclusive listening to the brand new, as yet-untitled fourth Tool album, due out in May.

The publication revealed that anyone expecting the Californian quartet to have gone soft with age willl be sorely disappointed. True to form, Tool's upcoming opus is a 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the bands trademark, eerie interludes. It's also arguably their heaviest, most punishing material since their 1993 breakthrough album "Undertow". Drummer Adam Jones had this to say:

"We've all been listening to a lot of Meshuggah. I see a lot of them in us and us in them, and they really have a very experimental prog side to them. I don't think it was like, 'Okay, right here were going to play like Meshuggah,' but more, 'Oh my God, that's come out a Meshuggah moment.'"

"We have the most retarded President we've ever had, and we're frustrated and that's the reason it's a little heavier this time. That level of frustration back like when we first got the band together: we were products of that f***ing Reagan thing, we were p***ed off and bummed out, we had that angst, and now it's coming forth again: like it or not, we're products of our environment. We're p***ed off again."
Singer Maynard James Keenen also added:

"I think for me, and this is just personally, the last few years have really been crushing. For me, as an artist, I needed to see on some level if speaking my mind would actually inspire people — you see the sky falling and you feel like you've got to say something. I think of prior Tool albums 'AEnema' and 'Lateralus', lyrically, I had this idea of trying to share things and push some kind of higher purpose — enlightenment, this global consciousness thing — and everything that's going on nowadays has kind of left me a little disappointed, a little bummed.

"So I think on this album I've talked more about my personal stuff, things that I needed to get off my chest. It's a little cynical and it's almost like coming from a sad place. There's some hope in it, but it's more back to rock and roll basics, just expressing some very big sadness that's from the gut."

"The difference is before, we had that young spunk and we thought we could actually say something and help people realise these things. But now, the anger is more of a frustrated anger, and me sitting back and going, 'Okay, I'm going to shut up now, I'm going to stop ranting and trying to be chicken little telling you that the sky is falling, I'm going to just let you guys get hit in the head.'"

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 7:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. REdrum writes:

Of course it's gonna be awesome... it's TOOL, remember!?
Peace!

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 8:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Shmotz101 writes:

10,000 days sounds like 10,000 fists. dun dun dun, I hope this new album don't suck as bad Disturbeds new album

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

The name WILL NOT STAND....If there was someway to bet anyone $500's on this, I would.

It's the annual April fools thing.....Remember last April when Maynard was talking about having found Jesus....Theres noone more anti-Christian than Keenan...

This year the joke is a bogus album and track titles.

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Johnny Whitaker writes:

i highly doubt that they will keep that name, but the revelence 10,000 days, has to rock and roll to me is maybe the Curse of Jim Morrison(27). Which Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin and Bradley Nowell (Sublime) died at that age.

# Mar 14, 2006 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Wil writes:

so you wanna know if it's true or not huh? well the name 10 thousand days as the title of the new cd is false...there is a song on there called 10,000 days but the new album will be called i_ _ i _ o _ o u _ ....this is not a lie or a hoax i have seen the pressing of the cd but i am not going to give it away that easily...you must do your research just like i did...and by the way there are 12 songs on the cd...the single is numero dos... and your mind is going to be completely blown away when you just look at the cd...i couldn't imagine what hearing it is going to be like...but i will not listen to a single song off that record until i can listen to the entire thing as a whole...enjoy kiddos

# Mar 17, 2006 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. my idols TOOL writes:

I really dont give a F*** what the title is, how stupid it is, what it means, or what the song titles are I just want F***ing May 2 to come so I can buy the F***er

# Mar 17, 2006 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RememberMetal? writes:

Can't help but wonder if Wil knows something....

I know Tool have left the doors open for deductive reasoning but noone on any thread I've been to has flat out said anything conclusive....

Many of the song titles sound like bunk but just as many sound very Tool....I'm betting against 10,000 days as a title but it would be a great title for a long winded multi-faceted song....
Have to wait and see.

# Mar 17, 2006 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. JT writes:

I commented on the 10,000 Days title on some other TOOL story...it's supposed meaning is linked to a book about Vietnam that goes by the same title. While I generally agree that the title is rather non-TOOLish...the fact that it relates to a book about an extremely controversial war and the fact that this album is supposedly more political...gives me some indication that maybe this is the real title. I've been a fan of this band since the beginning and have been wrong about a lot of stuff related to their releases...so we'll have to wait until May 2nd. I just wanted to point out that the title does have some connection to what the album is supposed to delve into. As far as non-TOOL song titles...remember that they probably will have a couple of interludes in there...so those might be the ones with weird titles...they've done that before (i.e. "Message to Harry Manback" and "Die Eier Von Satan"). Either way...I just can't wait for this record. Last time around the band leaked lyrics to Schism a few lines at a time...and right before the release date we had the whole song...I wonder if anything like that will happen this time around?

# Mar 18, 2006 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. RememberMetal? writes:

They're f***ing with us....The new and decidedly sh**ty album art is an April fools gag....

The album title is probably a joke and at least 3/4 of the song titles(most of them religious...religion being something that Tool oftens rails against) are also likely a joke.

Every year Tool do an April fools thing...They're making this one their most grand yet to coincide with the new album....

Tool LOVE to f*** with the media and their most obsessive fans.

# Mar 23, 2006 @ 8:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RememberMetal? writes:

...Ignivimous sounds alot better than 10,000 days...I'll say that much...

# Mar 23, 2006 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. enki360 writes:

10,000 days (27.38 yrs.) is very close to the progressed moon cycle in astrology. This cycle is linked to the deaths of Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin, etc. Given the astrological themes of previous Tool songs (especially "The Grudge" which is about Saturn returns, approx. 29 years, or about 10,600 days) there could be a connection there.

# Mar 28, 2006 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. u writes:

10000 to go

# Mar 30, 2006 @ 8:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ares1983 writes:

ok... i have heard that .... A) tool is doing a political album B) 10000 days is in reference to a vietnam book C) in reference to "B" and/or could have something to do with something that happened about 25 to 30 years ago (the span of 10000 days and D) tool wanted to do something like Pink Floyd did with dark side and have their music follow a movie..... so i went on IMDB and looked for Vietnam war movies made between 77 and 83 and i ran across Full Metal Jacket.... It could be a number of movies... but my theory is it is going to coincide with a war movie that shows the darkside of our military... and Full Metal Jacket does just that

# Mar 31, 2006 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. enki360 writes:

interesting theories...especially the Full Metal Jacket idea...but remember Tool likes to screw with people's minds...anything is possible with those guys...I will wait until May and I have the CD in my hands before I will make any more guesses

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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