Considering we had to wait 13 years for new Tool music to come around after their 10,000 Days album, we may not have to wait as long for a follow up to Fear Inoculum, as drummer Danny Carey is hoping the alt-metal outfit can “start hashing out” some new tunes while in quarantine.
Waiting 13 long years between albums was unbearable for us Tool fans, and it kind of messed us about.
Between frontman Maynard James Keenan stating “we’re going to start writing the new Tool record right away” after 10,000 Days came out to drummer Danny Carey stating in 2012 that the album was planned to be recorded “in the studio by June or July [of 2012]”, and then the album not actually coming out until 2019, a lot of fans have wondered when we’ll see more brilliance come.
Even though life is pretty boring right now, it at least seems like quarantine is going to be helping us get some new Tool music, as Carey has stated in a webinar with Berklee Bass.
“I’m hoping, during this downtime, as soon as we’re able, maybe we’ll get together – Justin [Chancellor, bass] and I, and Adam [Jones, guitar] – maybe start hashing out some new Tool stuff in the meantime, maybe write another EP since we’re down and we can’t do anything else.”
“I’m just kind of waiting on that, you know, waiting around but – that’s all I’ve really got going on, you know?”
While there is nothing set in stone about this EP, the fact that their long-awaited 2019 album Fear Inoculum was the highest selling rock album of that year means that they have a pretty big record to follow up to.
We would say, however, to take this news with a grain of salt as Tool predictions of new music are notoriously empty promises, and with the bands track record, it could be years, or even more than a decade before we see what is to come of these new tunes.
But, hey, who knows? Boredom is getting the best of everyone during COVID-19 quarantine, so we could see them rush it along and get the EP out shortly!