Tool have offered up a major update in regards to their new album, with drummer Danny Carey saying it will be out in a few months.

Ever since Tool released their fourth album 10,000 Days back in 2006, fans have been looking forward to seeing when the band’s follow-up will arrive.

Sadly, with frontman Maynard James Keenan working on side projects such as Puscifer and a revived A Perfect Circle, it appeared as though this wait may just continue indefinitely.

However, as the years have gone on, constant updates have come forward, with the goalposts being shifted constantly, promises not being delivered upon, and even the band expressing their disappointment that the album isn’t here.

Recently, Maynard gave a rather positive update which noted that the recording had been finished, leading fans to get excited once again. Now, drummer Danny Carey has offered up the most tantalising news to date.

As Metal Injection notes, Carey was spotted at the NAMM music convention in California recently where a fan asked him about the record’s current progress.

“Yeah, it’s gonna be out in mid-April,” Carey explained. “That’s the plan, anyway.”

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In related news, Tool associate Gabriel Shaffer took to Instagram to reveal that they had heard the new record, noting that it was “worth every bit of the wait“.

“Still recovering from last nights hang in Hollywood at the loft,” Shaffer began. “All I can say is I heard something from start to finish, that a number of us have been waiting to hear for over 10 years now.”

“I can confirm it is worth every bit of the wait. The main question is are we worthy of it?”

If Tool’s as-yet-untitled fifth album does arrive in April, it will be almost exactly 13 years since the release of 10,000 Days, and 26 years on from the release of their Undertow debut.

Nevertheless, after so any years of waiting for this new record, fans are undoubtedly hoping that the new record will indeed live up to the expectation and hype that has formed after so many years.

However, with the likes of Maynard James Keenan, Adam Jones, Danny Carey, and Justin Chancellor in the mix, it’s unlikely that the record will be anything but amazing.

Check out Tool’s ‘Vicarious’:

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