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Is the new Tool album coming in April?

At some sort of meet-and-greet event (judging from all the music gear in the background, I’m guessing this was at NAMM in Anaheim) Tool drummer Danny Carey was inevitably asked about when the new album might be released. After all, we’ve heard that all the recording had been completed and that it was in the mixing and mastering stage.

Danny was surprisingly forthright, saying Yeah, it should be out mid-April. “That’s the plan anyway.”

See for yourself.

This does make a certain amount of sense when it comes to timing. Tool is start the first leg of their summer tour in May, so having the new record ready would probably be a good idea, yes?

Since new music is released on Friday (mostly), the mid-April dates are the 12th and the 19th (Saturday the 20th is Record Store Day).

However, if Tool waits until Friday, April 26, that would be 13 years to the day since the release of 10.000 Days. There’s a certain symmetry to that, no?

More at Loudwire (via Rob)

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