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Recording of vocals for Tool's new album complete Maynard James Keenan confirms

Alternative rock band Tool has completed recording vocals for their fifth studio album, frontman Maynard James Keenan has announced.

The news was confirmed on Twitter today, with Keenan writing: "Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then US-UK-Euro run w #APC".

"If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w @puscifer for #puscifer2020 & troll the band FBs with wine posts. #funnysh*t #whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking."

It comes after Keenan promised fans they would get to hear new Tool songs in 2019 as he accepted the Icon Award during last year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

Tool's last record 10,000 Days was released on April 26 in 2006.

Tool perform live onstage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival. Source: Getty