Tool's Adam Jones says new Tool album is 85 minutes long with seven tracks

tool 07/08/2019

If you're still unconvinced Tool's new album 'Fear Inoculum' is a happening thing, we have more specific album information for you to sink your teeth into.

Guitarist Adam Jones has told Guitar World that the new album is around 85 minutes long and revolves around the number seven, with seven tracks and two transitions set to feature on the record.

"I took a picture pointing to the number seven while we were recording, and a lot of the riffs Justin (Chancellor, bass) and I brought in were in seven," Jones said.

"You don't really go, 'I'm going to write a riff in seven!'...Without being too descriptive about the concept, the main thing is that the seven beat just kept coming up, and riffs in seven kept coming up. It was really weird!"

When we finished recording, I went to the guys and said, 'I think we should have called the record Volume 7' because a lot of the songs are in seven and there are seven tracks on the record.

"Then Maynard (James Keenan, vocals) told me about a whole concept he had about the number seven. We were all, like, 'Oh My God! This is too weird!' Then Alex Grey (Tool album artist) basically said the same thing and he has a concept that will reveal itself through video.

Jones also said that none of the songs featured on the album have a single or radio format. We weren't listening though - the first single from the new album will be release tomorrow and we WILL be playing it loud in full at 6am and 8am on The Morning Rumble. How good!