With the touring downtime that all bands are facing as a result of the pandemic, many are writing and recording new material, and reportedly Tool are hoping to take advantage too.
In a recent conversation with cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy, Tool drummer Danny Carey state that the band intend 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.”
More details surrounding future activity and material from Tool will be confirmed as it develops.