Tool's New Album Is Finished

Axeman Adam Jones brings groundbreaking news.

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Tool have finished their new studio album, Conseqence of Sound reports.

According to Crave Online, guitarist Adam Jones has confirmed that the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" is "100% done" and should arrive later this year.

In an interview with Loudwire last summer, drummer Danny Carey insinuated that some outside forces were holding up the album's release. "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, frontman Maynard James Keenan spoke about the band's intricate recording process in an interview with Rolling Stone last November. "I don't write the music. They write the music," he said of his bandmates. "I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff. It's a long process. For a person like me, it can be a very tedious process."

Keenan continued, "In some ways, they are bigger perfectionists. But you can only help support their talent so long. They don't have to go through it 700 times. They can trust that first thought. But that's their process, so you gotta let them do it."

Tool is currently touring the US, their first such jaunt in two years.

Time to open the champagne, isn't it?

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    So Mastodon and Tool in the same year, basically a progasm
    This should be the gold medal. So much epic music coming out this year! AHHH!
    Yesssss. *Sits back and awaits coming announcement of Half Life 3* "Any day now..."
    Screw the Mayan calender, and every other doomsday prediction that didn't come true. If Tool releases their new album AND Half Life 3 hits shelves in the same year? We're doomed.
    don't forget a new system of a down album
    Or Beiber's Deportation.
    Hate to burst your bubble but it wont happen, Corporate America makes way too much money off that little shit stain to deport him.
    I'm still waiting for Necrophagist to release an album, it's been ten goddamn years and we haven't heard anything from the band about new material.
    When all the planets align, an unholy trinity of Half-Life, Tool and Metallica will arise to cleanse the world of sin.
    Just saw the update on how it's now not coming out. There goes all my hopes and dreams for 2014
    I don't believe you.
    that is exactly what i said in that exact manner when i read the title.
    March 9th 2014 - "Maynard: No actual Tool material written. 3-year Puscifer world tour announced."
    Dead surprised. I would've thought that Tool would be the last to say anything. Now it's SOAD and Metallica's turn.