Maynard James Keenan officially announced that new music is on the way – assumably from Tool – coming next year.

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Keenan shared that we’ll be hearing new music sometime next year during his acceptance speech as the Icon award recipient at last night’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

“I wouldn’t be here without you guys, so thank you very much for all that,” Keenan says during his speech. “A lot of work’s being done, a lot of work’s been done. I’ll go on record now saying you’re gonna see some new music next year.”

Watch Keenan’s speech below:

The news comes a day after Tool’s official Facebook page posted a picture of bassist Justin Chancellor’s equipment in the studio, with the caption:

“Justin’s bass setup in the studio. Sounds like he is making great progress recording in “a great studio.”

It looks like we’re getting closer to a new album!

Tool hasn’t dropped a new album in almost 12 years. The band’s last release was 2006’s 10,000 Days. 

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