Tool is “90 per cent there” with new album, says bassist

Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesTool has been typically cryptic regarding the progress of their very long-awaited fifth studio album, but bassist Justin Chancellor has finally offered an encouraging update.

“We’re about 90 per cent there,” Chancellor tells the MetalSucks Podcast. “We’ve just been really picky over what we want to put on this new album and really want to come up with something completely unique. Plus, we have endless amounts of material to sift through, so it’s just been a process.”

The new album will be Tool’s first since 2006’s 10,000 Days. And while they may be “90 per cent there,” they’ve already announced that 2017 won’t be the year the album arrives.

Tool recently wrapped up a North American tour. Frontman Maynard James Keenan will hit the road with A Perfect Circle in the fall.

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