One of the most anticipated records in the music world finally got at least a tentative release date as drummer Danny Carey confirmed that the new Tool album will most likely drop during early 2014.
In an exclusive Loudwire interview, the stickman also revealed that singer Maynard James Keenan is still absent from the studio, but will likely join his bandmates in the near future.
"It's still the three of us right now and four of us it will be soon, you know, just working on all our parts and working on our compositions together," the drummer said. "Stylistically, we're trying to push things in different ways, but it always comes out sounding like Tool no matter what we're trying to do. We're working everyday on it and it's going really well, so I'm hoping we'll get into the studio by the end of the year."
When asked about the possibility of a 2013 release, Carey seemed quite uncertain as he basically ruled out any chances for the record to drop during the current year.
"I doubt it. Right now, since we haven't started tracking stuff at this point, it'll be hard. We could have the record finished by the end of the year - that's a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we'll be able to get it out before Christmas. We'll see how it goes. Most likely, it'll be early 2014."
Meanwhile, rumors regarding the possibility of Tool making a movie have also surfaced online. As Antiquiet reports, the band's recent statements regarding their involvement in the "biggest project of their lives," along with the prolonged new album release might be somewhat of an indicator that the four-piece is in fact producing a film.
So essentially, Maynard's statements about the band not releasing a new album in 2013 have now been confirmed without a hint of doubt. As far as Carey's work is considered, the drummer is also busy working on the new Volto! record.
The latest Tool album, "10,000 Days," saw its release over seven years ago, back in early May 2006. With 564,000 units shipped in the US within the first week, it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.