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No new Tool album this year

By | Published on Wednesday 17 July 2013


Tool have, to date, been fairly unhelpful when it comes to giving any sort of concrete idea about when their fifth album, the follow-up to 2006’s ‘10,000 Days’, is coming out. For instance, in January the band’s website informed us that writing had resumed after an unnamed member of the band delayed proceedings by falling off a scooter. Then frontman Maynard James Keenan said that he’d written nothing at all and that there was no album.

Now drummer Danny Carey has given a little bit more insight into the project, confirming via Loudwire that Keenan was, indeed, not currently working with his three bandmates, but adding that he would be soon. So that’s good news. However, he also added that there’s probably now no chance of the album being released this year.

Carey said: “It’s still the three of us right now and four of us it will be soon, you know, just working on all our parts and working on our compositions together. Stylistically, we’re trying to push things in different ways, but it always comes out sounding like Tool no matter what we’re trying to do. We’re working everyday on it and it’s going really well, so I’m hoping we’ll get into the studio by the end of the year”.

He continued: “I doubt it [will be released this year]. Right now, since we haven’t started tracking stuff at this point, it’ll be hard. We could have the record finished by the end of the year – that’s a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we’ll be able to get it out before Christmas. We’ll see how it goes. Most likely, it’ll be early 2014”.

Would now be a good time to put forward the conspiracy theory that the band, noted mathematics fans, are actually planning to leave exactly 10,000 days between the release of ‘10,000 Days’ and its sequel? That would mean we only have a little over 20 years to wait.