According to their November Newsletter, Tool members Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor, and Danny Carey will be continuing the writing process for their fifth full-length studio album, which is as-of-yet-untitled and also has no concrete release date. This album will be the follow-up to 2006′s 10,000 Days.
There is also a rumor going around the web that Tool will be playing Day 2 of Ozzfest Japan in May, 2013. Confirmed to be on the package is Slash, Deftones, and Slipknot (who will be headlining Day 1), and Stone Sour, and Black Sabbath (who are headlining Day 2). This rumor comes from a website entitled Ozzfest Japan but the Tool newsletter seems rather dubious, stating that they, “…have NOT been told that this is confirmed,” and that they, “…have NOT received anything that could be considered official about any shows.”
While it’s exciting to think that Tool will be releasing a new album and hitting the road, I find it best to not hold my breath and just be patient. It’s almost always worth it.
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