Last time around, Tool fans had to wait for over a decade for a new album. But this time, according to bassist Justin Chancellor, who was interviewed by The Vinyl Guide, his band plans to hit the studio as soon as their 2024 US tour ends.
In Chancellor’s words:
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We’ve got many ideas cooking. We haven’t recorded anything yet. But we’re quite busy until — I guess until after the spring of next year touring. So once that’s done, we’re gonna get back in the studio and knuckle down and put some of it together. We’ve already had a few pretty decent sessions of writing. So we’ve got the ingredients in place. We’ve just gotta really bang it out and spend that time when we’re not touring.
He also spoke of how Tool has a bunch of material left over from their 2019 album “Fear Inoculum”:
Yeah, tons from the last album. We have tons of ideas, but not recorded to the standard we’d put on an album. Just kind of, I’d say, lots of demoed stuff. And then just tons of ideas just kind of stored away.