So close, yet so far.
It seemed a new TOOL album was on the horizon. Their webmaster was even hinting that writing and recording of the music was halfway done. Last week, the webmaster followed up saying that a member of the band injured themselves while riding a Vespa, delaying the record.
Turns out, the delay is now through the rest of the year, according to a new interview with frontman Maynard James Kennan.
During a recent publicity tour promoting his side projects, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer playing Lollapalooza Chile, Maynard was interviewed Chilean rock station Futuro asked Maynard about the possibility of a new TOOL album this year and Maynard responded “No new disc, not this year.” When pressed further replied: “I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing.”
There you have it from the horse's mouth. For those curious, Maynard also said there would be no A Perfect Circle disc this year either, which is a bummer, but less so than TOOL.
Assuming TOOL put out their album in 2014, it would be eight years since the release of their last album, 10,000 Days. Then again, maybe the title of their last record meant we would quite literally have to wait 10,000 days for new music, in which case, we still have about 22 years until hearing new Tool.