The next album from Tool will likely be released at the beginning of 2014. Drummer Danny Carey told Loud Wire that the band is still working on their highly-anticipated fifth studio album. Though the band had mentioned the possibility of a 2013 release, that's looking increasingly unlikely, Carey said.
"Right now, since we haven’t started tracking stuff at this point, it'll be hard," Carey said. "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.”
Carey said that he, Adam Jones and Justin Chancellor (but not singer Maynard James Keenan yet) are busy working on new material. "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," Carey said.
Tool released their last album, 10,000 Days, in 2006, and brief tours in 2009 and 2012 have kept fans eager for new material. Although the writing process is proceeding slowly, Carey is confident that the music is headed in the right direction.
"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," Carey said, later adding, "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.”
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This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: New Tool Album Expected Early in 2014