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Tool drummer says new album is “definitely” coming in 2018


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Tool drummer Danny Carey has confirmed that the band will “definitely” release a new album in 2018. Discussing tour plans for his side project Legend Of The Seagullmen with Loudwire, Carey said, “At this point, it’s tough (to decide when Legend of the Seagullmen will tour) because we’re getting close to going in the studio with Tool, so we kind of have to work around each other’s schedule.”

When asked if that meant fans can expect a new Tool album in 2018, Carey revealed, “Yes. I’m saying definitely. We’ll probably have it done in the first half (of the year) if things go as planned. There’s setup times and manufacturing — I can never predict all that, it seems like it’s constantly evolving. (What time of year it will be out), I can’t tell you.”

  • Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, came out in May 2006, more than 11 years ago.
  • The instrumental members of the band have been working steadily on music for the past year, according to reports, with singer Maynard James Keenan rumored to be getting more involved in recent months.
  • Carey had said a while back that Tool never thinks about radio airplay when they write songs: “It’s obvious when songs have that solid of a hook to ’em and just have a more straight-ahead groove and aren’t quite as long maybe as some of the other ones are. So it just makes sense. But we don’t try to write the songs to have that direction by any means, you know, we just kind of do what we do, and if we’re lucky enough to get a song that has that type of a hook or a hit potential, then we go with it.”
  • Meanwhile, Legends Of The Seagullmen, which also features Mastodon‘s Brent Hinds, will issue their self-titled debut album on February 9th. The first single is out now and called “Shipswreck.”


READ: Loudwire has more on this story

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