Bassist says they’re ready to “bang it out”
By David Sands
June 27, 2016
It’s really happening! Tool is finally making a new album. And according to bassist Justin Chancellor the material for the group’s follow up to 2006’s 10,000 Days is now “about 90 percent done.”
In an interview Tuesday (June 26), Chancellor told The MetalSucks Podcast that the band is just about ready to start recording.
“The last couple weeks being on the road and playing together this year, we’ve really hit a new level,” he said. “[We’re] really excited to be around each other and we’re going to just bang it out when we get back home. We’re ready to go with the album.”
Tool’s process this time has been a “little different” than the last time around, according to Chancellor, who noted they had “endless amounts of material to sift through.”
“It’s been like a crazy science project,” he said. “We’ve just been really picky over what we’re going to put on this new album and really want to come up with something completely unique.”
Tool wrapped up their recent North American tour on June 24 with a special mega-concert in San Bernardino, California that also included Primus, Clutch, Fantomas, Melvins and The Crystal Method on the bill.
As Chancellor said, with the tour now finished Tool should be ready to start cutting tracks for the new album. It’s still unclear, however, what the recording will be called or exactly when it will be released.
Tool bassist Justin Chancellor hints at new album