Tool drummer Danny Carey says the band could “knock out another EP” now they are off contract with their record label.
The band had a five-record deal with Volcano Entertainment (an RCA/Sony company) spanning 27 years and became free agents with the release of last year’s Fear Inoculum.
Carey made the comment during a recent interview with Skinny Puppy founding member cEvin Key (aka Kevin Crompton) on his YouTube channel.
“Tool hasn’t been jamming,” Carey says.
“We’ve been just kind on hiatus. Nothing’s really been happening. But I think it’s time.
“We kept hoping that we were gonna get back out, so we were just kind of, ‘Hey, enjoy this while it lasts’, but now it’s looking like it could go to the rest of the year, so we need to get the lead out and start functioning – maybe knock out another EP, at least, or something like that.
“We’ve never really done that since our first release – done an EP – so I thought it would be kind of nice to do something like that.
“We don’t have a record deal anymore. We’re free agents, so we can kind of release whatever we wanna release now, which is a good feeling.”
Tool’s discography includes EP Opiate (1992), Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001), 10,000 Days (2006) and Fear Inoculum (2019).