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Justin Chancellor On New Tool Album: “We’re Determined To Get This One Cooking A Bit Quicker This Time”


Despite currently being out on the road, Tool have been making progress with new material. A recent interview with the band’s bassist Justin Chancellor found him hopeful that the follow-up to the lauded alternative metal outfit’s chart topping 2019 comeback album “Fear Inoculum” won’t take another decade and change.

Speaking with Loudwire, Chancellor looked towards the conclusion of the band’s European/UK touring next year as a chance for the group to buckle down on their next release:

“At that point, we’re looking at a bit of a break, but we’re also looking at a long stretch at home when we’re going to be ready to start meeting up again. But, we’ve already started. We’ve got a few things on the table. It really starts with sharing the ideas with each other, going through what we call a listening party and just sitting at the loft where we write and just kind of re-familiarize ourselves with what’s available to us that we’ve already come up with.”

He continued:

“We never throw anything away and we have plenty of material, it’s just going through that process and then starting to nail down some songs.”

“We’re all getting older, so we’re determined to get this one cooking a bit quicker this time. That’s my pledge.”

He also spoke of how drummer Danny Carey has been working on a new beat amid the band’s soundchecks:

Danny‘s been working on this beat everyday. It’s amazing, but I hadn’t really played with it, but we had a good half-an-hour and I just really sort of got it. Of course, there’s like three different things going on top of each other, but yeah, it is very exciting. It was like everyone just kind of stopped and we were just working on this thing. Some days you get that vibe and it’s very creative, you know?”

While we’re still in for a wait for new music from Tool, Chancellor himself just issued a new effort, “Matter’s Knot, Pt. 1” from his MTVoid project with Peter Mohamed. Tool‘s touring plans run as follows.

With Steel Beans:

11/19 Montreal, QC – Bell Center
11/20 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
11/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

With Elder:

01/10 Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
01/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
01/13 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
01/18 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
01/19 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
01/21 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
01/23 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/24 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
01/26 Birmingham, AL – The Legacy Arena at The BJCC
01/27 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
01/30 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center
01/31 Austin, TX – Moody Center
02/02 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
02/03 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
02/05 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
02/07 El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
02/09 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
02/12 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
02/14 Los Angeles, CA – Arena
02/15 Los Angeles, CA – Arena
02/17 Ontario, CA – Toyota Arena
02/18 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

With Night Verses on most dates:

05/25 Hannover, GER – ZAG Arena
05/27 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
05/30 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
06/01 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
06/03 London, UK – The O2 Arena
06/05 Paris, FRA – Accor Arena
06/08 Berlin, GER – Parkbühne Wuhlheide
06/10 Wien, AUT – Wiener Stadthalle
06/11 Kraków, POL – Tauron Arena
06/13 Budapest, HUN – BudapestAréna
06/18 Köln, GER – Lanxess Arena
06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Copenhagen, DEN – CopenHell
06/25 Stockholm, SWE – Tele2 Arena
06/27 Oslo, NOR – Tons of Rock

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