On Twitter today, Keenan gave an update on the album's progress, sharing with fans that the band are "midway through mixing" the effort. From there, Keenan added there will "Most likely be a few recalls. Then some arguing. Then Mastering, Artwork, Video, Special Packaging, etc."
With that said, Keenan gave his "best ballpark guess" that the record would receive a "release date somewhere between Mid May and Mid July," and told fans that more focused updates would follow.
You can find his post below.
Late last month, drummer Danny Carey told a fan that a follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days was "gonna be out in mid-April. That's the plan, anyway." Tool have already mapped out a number of festival appearances for May and June of this year.
Tool also recently shared a pair of new video teasers, sparking even more excitement for the new album to finally arrive.
Update- Midway through mixing. Most likely be a few recalls. Then some arguing. Then Mastering, Artwork, Video, Special Packaging, etc. Best Ballpark Guess- Release date somewhere between Mid May and Mid July. More focused updates to follow as we progress. @tool #simplemath pic.twitter.com/o6T4AloLtB— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) February 8, 2019