Tool's first new album in over 10 years remains shrouded in mystery. After a series of lawsuits, the "Schism" band is finally back in the studio, updating fans on its 10,000 Days follow-up. And then... today (April 1), there sprung a massive leak of new music.
Tool alerted its fans about the possibility of new music making its way around the Internet in a lengthy Facebook post. Decrying the leak as a major infringement of their copyright and artistic integrity, the band noted that the whole incident was "unsettling."
"First off, it truly sucks to have your unfinished music available on the interweb without your consent. And second, to have it immediately picked up by someone and released as their own work is infuriating. We don't encourage anyone to listen to this leaked clip because it's far from finished and it will spoil what's to come," Tool wrote in its Facebook message.
The tantalizing clip of new prog rock?
Well, it was all an April Fools' Day joke... a cruel offering to fans who have been waiting far too long for new music from Tool. The eventual link on Tool's Facebook page led to some irritating, foreign language music.
OH WELL... Trust no one on April 1, including your favorite rock bands.