According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL singer Maynard James Keenan publicly called out his bandmates during the group's show over the weekend at the Northern Invasion festival, asking them to finish recording their parts for the band’s long-awaited new album so that he can record his parts and finally complete the LP. Keenan said from the stage: "Eventually you wonderful people are going to run out of fucking patience. So I beg you, Danny [Carey, drums], Adam [Jones, guitar], and Justin [Chancellor, bass], please finish your parts so I can finish mine."
The new TOOL album, its first since 2006's "10,000 Days", will arrive either later in 2018 or early next year. Recording commenced in March, with Carey recently laying down his drum tracks and Chancellor recording his parts next.
Maynard attempted to explain the long gap between TOOL albums in a 2017 interview with "The Joe Rogan Experience". Speaking about his bandmates, the singer said: "Their writing process is so drawn out. And I'm sure there's a lot of reasons why the delay has been long. Their process is very analytical, and I think, at some point, maybe because so much time has gone by from the last album, there has to be a little bit of fear in here. [You think to yourself] 'Is this record gonna be as good as the last one?' The anticipation now is… Now the pressure is huge, so I'm sure there's some of that [that] goes into play."
Sunday's (May 13) Northern Invasion set was TOOL's first concert in more than a year and featured the first live performance of "Sober" since 2014.
Keenan had a busy weekend at the Somerset, Wisconsin festival, also performing with A PERFECT CIRCLE on Saturday (May 12). That band's first album in 14 years, "Eat The Elephant", came out last month.