Tool fans got understandably excited when rumors began circulating that fans could expect new music from the band this year. And though the group’s drummer has revealed that those rumors are not likely, he does bring forth the good news that a new album may be released in 2014.
While drummer Danny Carey recently was speaking to Loudwire about his group Volto!, he also spilled the beans on the state of new Tool music, which currently is in the writing process.
“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,” he said. “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.”
By “the three of us” he’s referring to himself, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor. Those three are working on the music, and it would be assumed that singer Maynard James Keenan will come in to work with the polished arrangements. When asked if the 2013 release rumors were true, though, Carey was not optimistic.
“I doubt it,” he said. “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.”
Whenever it comes out, any new album will be the first original studio music released by the group since 2006’s 10,000 Days.