Chicago Open Air Presents Rocks The Chicagoland Area Against All Odds (Photo Gallery + Review)

 

Chicago Open Air Presents returned back to Seatgeek Arena in May after a one year hiatus and even through some tough weather delivered two days of heavy metal goodness.

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Tool drummer Danny Carey says band’s long-awaited new album will drop in mid-April

Earlier this month, we learned that Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan had finished all of his vocals for the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. While fans of the progressive metal band have been teased many times before, it seems there is now a concrete release date for the new record.

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Vocalist Maynard James Keenan confirms Tool’s new record is finished

It appears the 13 year wait for a new album from progressive metal icons Tool is over, at least according to vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Having long pointed to 2019 as the year the band releases a new record, it coincides with a packed 2019 schedule that includes multiple spring and summer festivals, including Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter. Confirming it in a recent Twitter post was Maynard James Keenan, who also mentioned that new Puscifer material is coming in 2020.

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Intolerance: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tool’s alt-metal debut, “Undertow”

Despite not having released an album in 12 years (and counting), Tool’s influence on modern progressive rock and metal can not be overstated. Having turned the magical age of 25 years old just a few short days ago, join us as we take a look back at Tool’s debut full-length, Undertow.

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