Published on October 17th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
It’s Not a Tool Album, But Maynard Returns with A Perfect Circle
It’s been more than eleven years since Tool released an album of new material, but we haven’t seen a full A Perfect Circle album since November 2, 2004. That’s 12 years, 11 months and 15 days ago. That hiatus has come to an end. Almost.
Yesterday, Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel dropped a new single called “The Doomed,” which they say is a taste of a full album due next year.
“Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe,” says Maynard. “A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder.”
Check out this piece of symphonic-ish prog metal.
The band’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).
The question for Tool fans is “How does this impact the next Tool album?” Great question, but like everything Tool, the answer is elusive.
The first APC tour starts this week at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento. Here’s the full itinerary.