A little while back Revolver Magazine were touting a new issue featuring Tool on the cover. I believe physical copies of this magazine are available, but for those who don’t desire phyiscal things, the article in question is now available on the Revolver website. Titled TOOL’s Trip to Power the article features quotes from both Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey who talk up the experience of playing the Power Trip festival, as well as plans for writing new music:
“Our filter system is pretty intense. If it gets by the four of us in the band, then we figure it’s going to work,” says Carey. “It’s a really painstaking process that we go through to finish [an album], and get it where we are all completely convicted.
“It pays off in the long run because we never really get tired of performing our songs. It gives rise to a vehicle that we can all believe in.”
That doesn’t mean the overall direction, or epic length, of Fear Inoculum offers any clues about the future. “Who knows? It could flip-flop and we could just go back to doing an Undertow [type of] record” of shorter songs, says Carey. “That’s kind of appealing to me. I always like change, whatever direction it goes.”
They are flirting with the idea of releasing an EP rather than a full album, putting 30 minutes of music into the world sooner than later, rather than Fear Inoculum‘s long-delayed 90. Each one of them have contributed musical ideas, and Carey says, “it’s going well so far.”
“We’re free agents now,” he adds. “We aren’t signed to a label anymore. We are free to do whatever we want.”https://www.revolvermag.com/music/tools-trip-power
It’s a good read, and the article features some great new photos from Kristin Burns