It has been over 12 years since the last time progressive metal band Tool put out their most recent album 10,000 Days. At this point, it has become a running joke that the new album that the band has been working on all this time will never come out. However, there is interesting news on the album relating to a video for one of the songs done by Dominic Hailstone, the genius behind the visual effects of Alien: Covenant.
The news of this collaboration dropped when in an interview with Yutani, Hailstone was asked what his favorite project to work on so far was. Hailstone says:
“A video for Tool that should be coming out later this year. Adam Jones gave me complete artistic freedom so the only constraint was the budget, we had a lot of fun figuring that out. Other than that Alien Covenant as I was working with friends I hadn’t seen in over 15 years. That was special.”
Hailstone saying the video will be out later this year implies that there just might be a chance for the album itself dropping this year as well, but of course no one should hold their breath with any of that since it is well known how these things tend to go with Tool.
This is not the first time that Hailstone has lent his talents to the creation of music videos. He has also worked on music videos with Lorien, Mogwai, Isis, Lustmord, Sonic Torpedoes, Violent Delight, and onedotzero.
One of Hailstone’s most well respected and praised works is a short horror film he made and put out in 2004 called The Eel.
At press time there is still no confirmed nor speculated release date for the new Tool album nor for the music video in question.
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