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It appears Tool can finally see the finish line when it comes to their highly-anticipated fifth album.  Drummer Danny Carey tells "Loud Wire" the follow-up to 2006's Ten-Thousand Days will "most likely" be out in early 2014. 

Carey explains that he, guitarist Adam Jones, and bassist Justin Chancellor are working on compositions every day.  But frontman Maynard James Keenan has yet to join them, and they still haven't visited the studio to put anything down on tape. 

Nonetheless, Carey is hopeful that they'll be able to finish recording the new material by the end of the year.  And while there had been talk of a 2013 release date, he says the logistics of putting the new disc in stores means there's almost no chance it will be out before Christmas. 

As for the sound of Tool's upcoming album, Carey says they're trying to "push things in different ways."  But he assures fans that "it always comes out sounding like Tool no matter what." 

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