Tool speaks out on the possibility of a new album and their new ambiance as a band.
Tool has not yet released a new album since 10,000 Days in 2006. Naturally, the topic of a new album has been brought by many a fan.
On March 26, 2013, Tool released a limited edition package of their album Opiate to celebrate their 21st anniversary. Only 5,000 copies were distributed.
Tool drummer Danny Carey speaks to the issue of a new Tool album stating:
“It’s still the three of us [Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor] right now and [we will be joined by singer Maynard James Keenan] 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.”
Anxious fans have been waiting for the infamous group to release new music since the possibility was mentioned in late 2011.With the idea of a possible 2013 release quickly shot down, Carey continues:
“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.”
Guitarist Adam Jones was recently quoted in a statement to Revolver Magazine.
“It’s unfortunate that we haven’t put anything out in a while, but you know, we’ve changed as a band . . . We’ve become even more eclectic and distant, so getting things done and getting together is very hard.”