Tool drummer Danny Carey seems extremely confident that Tool's first album since 2006's 10,000 Days is coming out in 2018. Tool have said they were 90% done with the album last summer, and noted they would be entering the studio this past autumn.
Carey recently said the album would be out in 2018 for sure, and now he's sticking to that assessment in an interview with Music Radar.
"All I can say is it’s still something in progress," shrugs Carey – before the line goes ominously quiet. There’s a distant murmur in the background. "Definitely this year," he laughs, before thanking us for the call and explaining he needs to rush off. The drummer is remaining as tight-lipped as ever. We can but hope. And in the meantime, a maiden voyage with the Seagullmen beckons…
Tool guitarist Adam Jones' wife also may have been teasing the new album, while Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello says he's even heard some of the new music. As usual, vocalist Maynard James Keenan is keeping quiet on the matter, and bassist Justin Chancellor is doing whatever bassist Justin Chancellor is doing in the interim.
So now we wait as we've been waiting. Of course it's exciting that Danny Carey says the album is coming, but who really knows what'll actually transpire over the next 350+ days.