Tool Has ‘Many Ideas Cooking’ For Next Studio Album

October 15, 2023

Tool bassist Justin Chancellor was a guest of “The Vinyl Guide” podcast and talked about writing the follow up to their 2019 album “Fear Inoculum”, “We’ve got many ideas cooking. We haven’t recorded anything yet. But we’re quite busy until — I guess until after the spring of next year touring. So once that’s done, we’re gonna get back in the studio and knuckle down and put some of it together. We’ve already had a few pretty decent sessions of writing. So we’ve got the ingredients in place. We’ve just gotta really bang it out and spend that time when we’re not touring.”

Asked if they’re thinking of using ideas from previous recording sessions, Justin said, “Yeah, tons from the last album. We have tons of ideas, but not recorded to the standard we’d put on an album. Just kind of, I’d say, lots of demoed stuff. And then just tons of ideas just kind of stored away.”

Last weekend Tool headlined the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California and played the historic Power Trip festival in Indio, California.

They’re currently touring, playing their first Canadian shows since ’19. Steel Beans opens the remaining ’23 shows.

2019’s “Fear Inoculum” debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Do you think their new album will do the same? One thing’s for sure, we’re all ready for new Tool!


Written by Todd Hancock