Tool Continue to Work on New Album
Roughly a year ago, Maynard James Keenan announced Tool was working on a new album. And, then, nothing – that is, until recently. In the band’s latest newsletter, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com, progress is discussed, but how much farther has the band come since last year?
In October 2011, Keenan mentioned the group was working on instrumentation, which he had yet to hear. He, meanwhile, was drafting lyrics, which, he explained, were not official.
According to the latest newsletter for the band, Adam James, Justin Chancellor, and Danny Carey are continuing with the writing process. Keenan, on the other hand, does not appear to be involved – yet. Perhaps he’s still working out the lyrics.
This follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days still has no title, and a tentative release date has not been mentioned.
But just because an album has not come out doesn’t mean the band won’t perform. Rumors regarding Tool’s presence at Ozzfest Japan in 2013 have started to circulate. Although their newsletter indicates Tool has not made any official commitment to the two-day festival in May 2013, Ozzfest Japan’s website and Sharon Osbourne say otherwise. The other bands added to the Ozzfest Japan lineup include Slash, the Deftones, and Slipknot on day 1, and Stone Sour and Black Sabbath on day 2. Tool, it appears, has been added to day 2.
The follow-up to 10,000 Days would be the group’s fifth studio album. What would you like it to sound like?
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