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LA rock legends Tool have confirmed that a new album will be coming out in 2018. It will be the band's first release since 2006.

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When speaking with MetalSucks, Tool drummer Danny Carey says, “It’ll be out. It’ll be out in 2018.”

Carey also spoke to Loudwire about the rumors, confirming: “Yes. I’m saying definitely. We’ll probably have it done in the first half [of the year] if things go as planned. There’s setup times and manufacturing – I can never predict all that, it seems like it’s constantly evolving. [What time of year it will be out] I can’t tell you.”

Back in June, Tool bassist Justin Chancellor said the band were nearly finished recording their new album. Chancellor says:

“We're about 90 percent there, it’s been like a crazy science project—kind of like a petri dish. We've just been really picky over what we want to put on this new album and really want to come up with something completely unique. Plus, we have endless amounts of material to sift through, so it's just been a process… a little different from last time.”

Tool's most recent release, 10,000 Days, came out back in 2006, so we're lucky they're not making us wait 10,000 days until the new record.

Carey has been busy with other projects, specifically the Tool and Mastodon supergroup Legend of the Seagullmen. The band just announced their debut record and put out their first single “Shipswreck,” which you can listen to below: