It’s time to get excited. It’s time to start crossing off those last few days on your calendar — if you still do that kind of thing — because it’s only days away until Tool’s first album in five years, 10,000 Days, is released into the world. Even though the album was leaked on to the Internet last week by an unknown source, many Tool fans refuse to believe it’s real, whilst others have concocted “conspiracy theories” about the leaked album.
Is the leaked album a decoy? Are the tracks a whole bunch of un-released songs from other sessions? Is 10,000 Days a double disc? Are the songs we’re hearing now going to be the songs playing when we put the real thing in the CD player?
For starters: yes, the leaked album is the real thing. It’s not a decoy. It’s not a whole bunch of un-released b-sides. It’s not a double disc and yes, the songs you hear now are the same songs you’re going to be hearing on May 2nd. But why are Tool fans doubting the leaked album?
And why have I come to this conclusion? CD Stores in Australia have already received the album ready to ship off the pre-orders. I for one was able to listen to the CD and the tracks you hear now are the same as on the CD.
There have been many comments in each of my Tool-related articles speculating whether it’s real or fake. A new group 10000-days.com has even set up a board dedicated to conspiracy theories about the album.
Due to increased traffic to Tool Navy regarding new information on the album, it is now compulsory to sign up to the board. After joining what I like to call Hell on the Internet, Tool Navy has an entire board dedicated to 10,000 Days including countless threads of conspiracy theories.
The Nine Inch Nails’ fan board Echoing the Sound has recently opened up a board for Tool discussion seeing as though things are slowing down on the NIN front. That board is filled with theories and decoy talk too.
Tool have been known to play practical jokes on their fans but maybe the only practical joke here is that the leaked album is in fact real.Powered by Sidelines