There’s been a slight update in the development of Tool’s next album. The boys are working diligently on the record, grinding through practice sessions four days a week and continuing to pen new tracks.

It’s been slightly more than 10 years since Tool released 10,000 Days. The next record has been somewhat of a sonic Bigfoot, with many claiming to know essential information before those reports eventually join countless others in journalistic purgatory. One source you can usually count on (but never on April Fools Day) is Tool’s official website. The site’s webmaster recently shared some interesting info stemming from a hangout with drummer Danny Carey.

The update reads, “[Danny] added that they were very close to knocking out another tune, and that as soon as it was finished, they would send a recording of it to Maynard. When I asked if this was the song with the REALLY unique time signatures, he told me that they had already finished the music on that one. Okay, admittedly, not exactly stop the press news, but what can I say, other than that they are still grinding away on new material four days a week, and would be back at it later in the week (once Danny returned from the Las Vegas glitz, Justin from celebrating his wedding anniversary and Shelee's birthday in palm-swaying Hawaii, and Adam hunting for glossy treasures at Comic-Com 2016 in San Diego).”

Knowing Tool, we may very well be getting trolled, but the post also states, “Danny did mention the possibility of something happening after the record was released, but that this was definitely NOT a sure thing at this point. Since this involves something that may or may not even happen, I won't (if fact, can't) expand on it - only to say that: if it does happen, now that would be stop the press news!”

So there’s your pseudo-update on Tool’s fifth full-length album. Stay tuned for more as details continue to be revealed.

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