Tool guitarist says of new album: ‘the writing is the same’
Tool band members are known to be meticulous when it comes to their music and are taking a lot of time between albums. In an interview with Revolver, guitarist Adam Jones said, “I never felt pressure, though. I felt anxiety because they would blame our singer, and it’s not his fault.”
He explained that the band members have families and other projects and interests that have been keeping them busy.
Jones said that the album is finished and stated: “The writing is the same, and that’s the thing I really like about it. We really suffer for our art — which you should do. If it’s worth having, it’s worth suffering for.”
The band’s last album was released in 2006 and the new one, Fear Inoculum will be released on Aug. 30. The physical copy of the album will come with an HD video screen and speakers.
- Another Quote From Adam Jones: “We’re not trying to worry about if it’s going to be accepted or is it gonna be like the last record. You take the same path but then go on a different path and then just make sure the four of us are happy. It’s a reflective process.”
- The band has also employed Alex Grey and Mackie Osborne to assist in the artwork and layout of the album, thus ensuring the visuals will be on par with the music.
- Jones confirmed that the band has “big plans for videos,” with a couple currently in the making.