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Neither Tool Nor A Perfect Circle Will Release a New Album in 2017

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It would appear that Maynard James Keenan is too busy making wine to give the fans what they want.

Okay okay okay, so that’s not fair to Maynard — we have no idea if this is really his fault or not. Still, it stinks.

We already knew that there wouldn’t be a new Tool album this year, since the band apparently have yet to enter the studio. But given that A Perfect Circle signed a new label deal and have debuted not one but two new songs during recent live performances, we did naturally assume that APC would drop a new release before 2018. But you know what they say about assuming — “When you assume, you make an ass out of Ume.” And poor Ume has, indeed, been made to look like an ass:

For the record, it’s been well over a decade since either band released any new material. It’s a testament to their fan bases that anyone is even still waiting for these albums. You think Five Finger Death Punch could more or less disappear for 11-13 years and have everyone clamoring for a fresh release? Most FFDP fans can’t even count to thirteen, let alone wait that many years.

So, looks like us fans are back to waiting not-so-patiently. Fine. But if there’s another Puscifer album before either Tool or APC finally put something out, I’m leading an #occupymaynardshouse protest until the singer gets his shit together.

[via Metal Injection]

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