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Tom Morello Says He’s Heard New Tool Album, Describes It as “Epic, Majestic, Sexy”

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Guitarist Tom Morello performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs. For more information visit (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

It’s been more than a decade since Tool last released an album. And while fans are still waiting to hear when the enigmatic prog rock icons will drop the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days, Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello revealed on Tuesday (Dec. 12) that he’s heard it and in a word it’s “sexy.”

Okay, he used more words than that. In fact, Morello claimed in an Instagram post that he is the first “outsider” to hear the new Tool tunes and while they were just instrumentals, he described the tracks as “epic, majestic, symphonic, brutal, beautiful, tribal, mysterious, deep, sexy and VERY Tool.”


Back in June, bassist Justin Chancellor told the MetalSucks podcast that the band was “about 90 percent” done with the effort. “It’s been like a crazy science project — kind of like a petri dish,” he said. “We’ve just been really picky over what we want to put on this new album and really want to come up with something completely unique. Plus, we have endless amounts of material to sift through, so it’s just been a process… a little different from last time. It really is an evolving thing.”

The group did some touring this summer and it has been playing a new track, “Descending,” at shows since 2012.

This article originally appeared on Billboard