Or at least that seems to be the case. It’s more than apparent that the band is hard at work on their highly anticipated fifth full-length album as vocalist Maynard James Keenan and drummer Danny Carey have both stated so. Both even offered the possibility of a new Tool album in 2013… It looks unlikely.
This may be disappointing to some, especially considering the last Tool album “10,000 Days” came out back in 2006. but Tool can take their sweet time as far as I’m concerned. If they need more time to craft a masterpiece, so be it.
Danny Carey recently spoke with Loudwire. This is what he had to say.
“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,” Carey says, referring to Keenan’s current absence from the recording sessions. “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.”
When we asked about a possible 2013 release date for the album, Carey responded, “I doubt it. 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.”