Tool has long taken part in April Fools’ Day, but this latest prank is extra cruel...or brilliant. Honestly, it’s a little bit of both.
The band, who are currently working on the long-awaiting follow-up album to 2006’s 10,000 Days, took to Twitter to share a YouTube clip titled “Sounds of Night Crickets” knowing full well that some fans would think it could be a new song. WRONG!
Sounds of Night Crickets
Tool fans, however, took the tweet in stride and responded in kind with a number of one-liners that could only come from a fanbase that has been waiting so long for a new album. Here are some of the best reactions.
@Tool Reminds me of the end of Undertow
@Tool Clicking on this link knowing full well you're about to get trolled while still hoping it's a double troll and actually an announcement or w/e #BeingAToolFan
@Tool I can't wait for the next single: White Noise...
@Tool Like a dip shit I woke up saw the post and was so stoked! Clicked the link and bam! April Tools! Damn it. https://t.co/nr30Ih1bjC
@Tool I'm laughing and crying
@Tool the block button is looking real juicy today ????
@Tool I see you've opted for a shorter song intro for the new album?
@Tool Crickets chirping in 9/8 time. Why not, I'll spiral out to it.
@Tool Help I'm in an abusive relationship with TOOL
@Tool Jokes on you, we've been listening to crickets chirping for the last 13 years.
@Tool Crickets -> Parabola
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.