Tool Have Unveiled A Brand-New Logo
In a teaser for their new album – the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days – Tool have unveiled a brand-new logo.
With over a month still to go until the release is expected to arrive on August 30, the band are seemingly gearing up for their next era with a shiny new gold logo, replacing the previous emblem that has been with them for the past 13 years.
Given that the alt.metal titans have been performing two new songs live, as well as recently uploading their first-ever release to streaming platforms – 1991 demo EP, 72826 – all signs are indeed pointing towards album number five arriving very, very soon.
Check out the teaser and new logo below:
Frontman Maynard James Keenan spoke to Kerrang! of how much speculation there is surrounding his work – not just with Tool, but also A Perfect Circle and Puscifer – and how people seem to want him to tell them that their theories about the meanings are correct.
“Yes and I’m not going to do that (laughs), and that’s mainly because there isn’t just one explanation,” he said. “Some things are subjective, and some things are not. Some things are logical: take a step back, take away all the grandiose stuff and the idol-worship part, and look at something practically and you’ll come up with an answer that’s fucking reasonable – rather than this crazed Twitterverse of horseshit. Shut the door to the shit room.”
When asked about his creative process and if it compares to working on the layouts for pet shops (something he used to do as a job) or making wine, he explained: “All of the answers to those kinds of questions are about being conscious and aware, and ready to respond according to the situation. It’s about being connected enough in a pet store to understand, ‘We could probably sell more shit if we put this at the back.’ I didn’t just come in one day and say, ‘Hey! Put this back there – it’s an idea I have!’ You have to be there to witness people come in to the front of the store and realise they never see another aisle.
“When you’re planting grapes and realising that it’s colder than it is hot, it’s going to be more about avoiding cold and moisture than it is heat. It’s a conscious decision that you have to be present for and pay attention. If you’re not, you’re going to miss it.”
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