In the new issue of Metal Hammer we find out exactly what took Tool so long to releaseFear Inoculum, tell the full, turbulent story behind the creation of the new album, and find out what comes next for metal’s most enigmatic band.
In an interview withMetal Hammer, drummer Danny Carey said some people were actually threatening frontman Maynard James Keenan with death over waiting for the new album. Which is an incredible depth of stupidity on a lot of different fronts, though the most glaring is that killing someone isn't going to make them do something. It will just make them forever inactive due to being dead.
Bassist Justin Chancellor said, 'I felt bad for him [Keenan], and he even told me he was getting death threats from these idiots out there. They just have no idea what our work ethic is. These things don’t happen, man. There’s no other record that’s going to sound like this Tool record. What you hear is what you get, and what you get is what it takes to get it done. And it’s not an easy process.” - via Metal Injection