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Tool's new album is "coming together really well," says drummer

Martin Philbey/RedfernsTool drummer Danny Carey has offered another update on the band's long-awaited new album, the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days. Speaking to the Irish site Overdrive, he says that the album is "all coming together really well."

"We'll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully, we'll have the album out before that," Carey says, before adding that it's "wishful thinking at this point"

"I actually think I said that this time last year," he laughs.

As Carey alludes to, we've certainly been down this hopeful road in years past, to no avail. The drummer previously said that the album will finally arrive this year, but it may be better to adopt a "we'll believe it when we see it" approach. Carey's updates are encouraging, though, and he says that Tool has "a lot of material that's already done."

"We're looking to go into the studio pretty quickly here and off we go!" he says. "Things are just rollin' along. We don't just hang [out] here in Hollywood -- we are pretty much working all the time."

Tool's May tour dates include the Rock on the Range and Northern Invasion festivals.

In the meantime, you can hear Carey's drumming in his new band Legend of the Seagullmen, which also features Brent Hinds of Mastodon. The group's self-titled debut album will be released February 9.

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