Tool New Album Outlook for 2018

Story by Cat Badra, promo photo by Tim Cadiente

When it comes to new music, things are already looking up for 2018. We have confirmed releases on the way this year from hard rockers Five Finger Death Punch, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge and Slash, metal greats Judas Priest and more, but what about Tool? While Maynard James Keenan and his band A Perfect Circle have confirmed new music this year, but Keenan and the Tool crew have only addressed the subject of new Tool music in interviews and on social media, nothing concrete.

One thing that Keenan did recently confirm is that new Tool music won’t debut at Coachella, shooting down some rumors that were circulating. Tool isn’t even playing Coachella, A Perfect Circle is, but that didn’t stop a fan from tweeting at Keenan, asking if new Tool music would debut at the festival. Keenan’s response was a simple, “No.”

As for that new Tool music, when asked in an interview with The Metal Sucks Podcast if the new Tool album will arrive in 2018, drummer Danny Carey said something that should give comfort to fans. “Yes. I’m saying definitely,” he said, adding, “We’ll probably have it done in the first half (of 2018) if things go as planned. There’s setup times and manufacturing – I can never predict all that, it seems like it’s constantly evolving.”

The upcoming Tool album will mark the band’s follow-up to 2006’s “10,000 Days.” It does look more likely that the set will drop this year, when you combine Carey’s recent comment with a response from bass player Justin Chancellor last year, stating Tool was “90% there” with the writing for the new album. When it comes to Tool, band members lay down instrumentals first, and then Keenan adds his vocals, so the final step will be Keenan getting a hold of the tracks and making them his own.

Publication date: January 11, 2018



Posted by Cat Badra | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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