Why Did it Take TOOL 13 Years to Make a New Album? Complex Creative Quagmire Explained

In addition to new albums expected in 2019 from Slipknot and Rammstein (among many others), hard rock fans are hoping against hope that the latest, long-gestating Tool album is also coming down the pike. Rumors suggest it’ll hit shelves this April. It’s been over a decade (13 years) since we’ve gotten a new album from the seminal metal pioneers—so what gives?

In the video above, our friends at Loudwire delve into the creative and legal quagmires that has essentially crippled the band (creatively speaking), preventing the release of any new material. It’s a story as complicated as it is tragic, but it’s a must watch for newer Tool fans, as well as those of us who have been down with the band since Day 1.

Related Article: TOOL Release New Animation Clips Ahead of Rumored Album Release

Of course, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you all Tool-related news as information emerges. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the video for “Vicarious” from the album 10,000 Days.


What do you think about the details of Tool’s creative quagmire? Are you hoping for a new album in 2019? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!



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