With all the touring commitments postponed until further notice in the current Covid-19 pandemic, many are writing away to create new material. Tool are one of the bands hoping to take advantage of this time.
In a recent conversation with cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy, Danny Carey (Drums) states the band are intending to “maybe knock out” an EP during the current lockdown.
“Tool hasn’t been jamming. We’ve been just kind on hiatus. Nothing’s really been happening. But I think it’s time. We kept hoping that we were gonna get back out, so we were just kind of, “Hey, enjoy this while it lasts,” but now it’s looking like it could go to the rest of the year, so we need to get the lead out and start functioning — maybe knock out another EP, at least, or something like that.
We’ve never really done that since our first release — done an EP — so I thought it would be kind of nice to do something like that. We don’t have a record deal anymore — we’re free agents — so we can kind of release whatever we wanna release now, which is a good feeling.”
Details surrounding the release of future Tool material will be confirmed as it develops.