A Perfect Circle To Make New Album?

The members of A Perfect Circle reunited to tour last year. Now, it seems that they might have their sights set on making a new album, too.

A Perfect Circle To Make New Album?
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Following a six-year hiatus, the members of A Perfect Circle reunited to tour last year. Now, it seems that they might have their sights set on making a new album, too. Guitarist Billy Howerdel told The Pulse of Radio that the band is looking forward to recording and they already have a couple of songs. But, it's been a little bit trickier for him, because he lacks a recording space. "I kind of had the biggest void of writing in the past few years that I've ever had," he said. "I don't really have a great place to work. I had a house with a studio and sold that, and so I don't have this readily available studio. And it's the worst reason in the world to not be doing it, but we're basically an unsigned band, we can kind of do what we want and put it out how we want, and we can kind of turn it around pretty quickly... that is if I find a place to start working." A Perfect Circle have more live dates planned this year, including headlining slots at Rock on the Range (May 21-22 in Columbus, Ohio) and Edgefest '11 (July 9 in Toronto). The band also will appear tonight (February 15) on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC. Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.

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    adj209
    I've loved every single APC song to date, the new album couldn't come sooner.
    drmrfzl
    tom-the-lawn wrote: Am I the only one who likes APC more than Tool? Tool has cool arrangements but idk, 10 000 Days just seemed so repetitive to me especially the guitar. Most ppl will disagree but it's what I think.
    I wouldn't say that I like APC MORE than Tool, but I definitely agree that while the last Tool album was very good, it was the most repetitive sounding of all their albums. 'The Pot' and 'Jambi' may as well have been one song. Not really, but you get the point.
    filipe26
    tom-the-lawn wrote: Year Zero wrote: I'd rather have a Tool album. metal@hart11 wrote: tool first please Am I the only one who likes APC more than Tool? Tool has cool arrangements but idk, 10 000 Days just seemed so repetitive to me especially the guitar. Most ppl will disagree but it's what I think.
    I like APC way more than Tool. Musically they're more melodic and diverse, and lyrically thei're more sane sober. Tool's lyrics are often a joke (see most of AEnima's lyrics and it's name?) and their music is not always great or fun to listen.
    MB343
    Can't wait. And for those who want more Tool, I think they have been writing a new album.
    beineken
    Tool's lyrics are often a joke
    woah. back up, buddy. may i direct your attention to "third eye", "lateralus", "wings for marie/10,000 days", or pretty much anything else?
    catastrofx617
    beineken wrote: Tool's lyrics are often a joke woah. back up, buddy. may i direct your attention to "third eye", "lateralus", "wings for marie/10,000 days", or pretty much anything else?
    Gonna have to agree with you, Beineken. Tool sometimes have a certain humor in their lyrics, but that doesn't is far from meaning that they are a joke.
    Phantasmasaurus
    tom-the-lawn wrote: Year Zero wrote: I'd rather have a Tool album. metal@hart11 wrote: tool first please Am I the only one who likes APC more than Tool? Tool has cool arrangements but idk, 10 000 Days just seemed so repetitive to me especially the guitar. Most ppl will disagree but it's what I think.
    Seconding this. I've said it many times before, even as someone who used to consider Tool his favorite band, I would be perfectly fine if they split and never released another album. APC has so much more potential and maybe the other members of Tool could get involved with other projects. IMO the only truly exceptional Tool albums were Aenima and Lateralus. Aenima pretty much was the height of them defining their own sound, Lateralus expanded off of that and was a little bit cleaner and more peaceful. 10,000 Days felt like they did nothing but get stoned every day for five years, then finally say "Alright, I guess we should make an album or something so we can keep affording weed".
    SomebodySomeone
    am i the only one who likes APC better than Tool? :p: i cant wait for some new APC. it's been too long
    ReeseKillsHIV
    Tool first, yes. However, is anyone really gonna cry much if APC dropped an album first? I doubt it.
    T7E
    Yeah I would love it if the other tool members started some other bands as side projects and maybe if tool just whacked out a brilliant 3-4-5 song EP or something you know. Because what have the other three members done in the five years in between albums. Not alot
    CoreysMonster
    He can't write because he lacks a recording studio? What, has he never heard of Toneport and Reaper, or is he too good to work with petty tools like that? Sarcasm aside, if APC make a new album, I will jizz myself.
    jonthomas83
    I'd love it if I could see them in the UK! Hopefully a new album will prompt a bigger, more widespread tour.
    NHECOS
    Maynard should just hook up with Tool and make an album before joining APC again.
    drifter2916
    I love Tool more then APC, but that is a slight margin. Plus I haven't seen APC live yet and Tool like 5 times, so it is overdue for sure. Exciting news either way.
    Qasur
    Tool vs. APC isn't really a comparison. They are two different projects that only share very little between them. Albeit Maynard is a key to the creativity between the both, I just wouldn't consider them "I like one over the other" because I like both APC and Tool. @10,000 Days: Did they not feel that Lateralus was done yet? I personally hate when bands don't evolve. I was upset with this album because the guitar riffs were just cleaner and more defined versions of what they did with Lateralus, instead of showing us they could do more. If the new album doesn't go back to earlier roots where they were really creative, then I'll stop buying them. @Tool lyrics: Have you listened to ANY of the tool songs??? By and large, the lyrics sold the original albums... I would start labeling good ones to go listen to, but I'd be writing almost all of their songs up here (save for the last album). Go try out anything before Lateralus and you'll no doubt be impressed. Lateralus and 10,000 Days are the signs of commercialization: writing and make stuff that sells now that you're big enough to do what you want.
    Izzy_Bryce
    YES. What were the chances? I thought they were doing Tool first and halting APC, lmao. Perfect, this news made my day. No, it made my week.
    Linkerman
    I can't believe someone like Billy, with all his resources and connections, can't find a studio where he can start writing the new album. That said, i'm really looking forward for a new album from a perfect circle or TooL.
    sutchy
    crazywatermelon wrote: if they can top thirteenth step i will be greatly impressed
    Thirteenth Step is one of the greatest albums of all time. If it's even half as good as that, I will be a happy man.
    CydoniaKnight95
    Oh I'm really going to enjoy the next 2 years Opeth, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Arch Enemy, Radiohead, Nightwish, and now A Perfect Circle \m/
    GBcommander
    Mer De Norms, and Thirteenth step are excellent records. I think Thirteenth slightly edges out Mer, not sure though XD. This is great news!
    shreducator
    Well, in order for a new APC album to drop, Tool's new album will have to drop. Maynard is very adamant about Tool coming before APC on his schedule, and Tool is supposedly working on a new album. Who knows, though. We are talking about Maynard here, lol. I just hope one of the 2 bands release something soon!!
    metalheadblues
    crazywatermelon wrote: if they can top thirteenth step i will be greatly impressed
    same here but i just think APC will halt the progress of TOOL which i'm dying to hear..
    cRACk mONKEyTTU
    I'm thinking Tool are going to spend the rest of this year working on the new album since APC has a few dates this summer and thats when Tool usually books shows. Theres been no word of Tool scheduling any shows this year and although I would love to see em again, I'd rather have a new album so they can have some new songs to tour. I cant wait to hear how Maynard's going to adjust his voice since its harder for him to do all the old material, anything he makes is great tho and I'm wanting some great new jams. I do hope that APC will play in Texas this year tho, thatd be great.
    SkepsisMetal
    FU CK. YES. This year has enough releases scheduled to make up for last years pitiful dry spell I think.
    silent caution
    i tihnk he's the only artist that everyone on Ug has 100% respect for and is a fan of...with that said this is going to be epic!
    tom-the-lawn
    Year Zero wrote: I'd rather have a Tool album.
    metal@hart11 wrote: tool first please
    Am I the only one who likes APC more than Tool? Tool has cool arrangements but idk, 10 000 Days just seemed so repetitive to me especially the guitar. Most ppl will disagree but it's what I think.
    randyaintdead82
    Why don't they just record an EP and release some new songs here and there in multiple EPs? They've been gone for 6 years and if they made 2 or 3 4-5 song EPs, that could totally work so they could take their time and please teh fans.
    bobross
    I love APC, but can I please...for the love of God...have some more fu cking TOOL?!
    HavokStrife
    Isn't Tool like -in- the studio? I read something really abstract that they wrote up that basically said they're gunna be in front of the drawing board in the studio soon, and I read it maybe a month or two ago. I swear to god this is the worst site for music news, cuz so much of it as damn gossip, to the point that within a few months they'll post that Tool is going into the studio, and then post APC is going into the studio. If you're not aware, both bands' singers are one and the same--one of the most brilliant, but also one of the slowest, musicians ever to have existed. To claim APC and Tool will release albums within the same year that both feature Keenan on vocals is downright ridiculous.
    wormtongue
    seems like everyone loves 13th step the most...insane album but i persnally dont think u can top mer de noms. either way new apc material is long overdue. cant wait for new tool as well.