If what drummer Danny Carey says in this fan-shot video is true, there looks to be light at the end of a very long tunnel on the wait for the new Tool album.

Carey was at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Anaheim, Calif. taking part in some sort of autograph signing and was, of course, asked about an update on the band’s fifth studio album.  In the clip below, Carey responded, “Yeah, it should be out mid-April. That’s the plan anyway.” (Question and answer takes place at the 0:59 mark in the video.)

This is the latest update pertaining to Tool’s new album since earlier this month when Maynard James Keenan tweeted out, “Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then U.S.-UK-Euro run w #APC. If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w @puscifer for #puscifer2020 & troll the band FBs with wine posts. #funnyshit #whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking”

Of course, there’s been no official announcement or confirmation about a release date.  At this point, considering the near-mythical nature of this album, Tool fans may not believe anything until they can physically touch/hold/see new music with their own eyes.  On the plus side: That “long process of mixing” that Keenan mention might not be as long as expected.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights