Tool Confirm Completion of New Studio Album
Tool guitarist Adam Jones confirmed to Crave Online that the band’s first album in nearly eight years is “100% done” and will arrive later this year. While Jones didnt’ specify a release date for the follow up to 2006’s 10,000 Days, he did say this album would have “different time signatures” than their previous work.
Several members of Tool have spoken on the new project n recent history. Drummer Danny Carey said last Spring that “the logistics of getting [the album] manufactured and getting the record company in line” would ultimately hold up the release, but that the band would shoot for 2014.
Frontman Maynard James Keenan touched on the band’s recording process in an interview with Rolling Stone, remarking that he doesn’t partake in writing the music and that waiting for the music to get to him “can be a very tedious process.”
Tool is currently in the midst of their first U.S. tour in nearly two years, filling sets with some of their greatest hits.
UPDATE: The Tool album “isn’t close to done” according to Maynard James Keenan. The frontman said today that reports of a completed album are a “total joke.”