The Reasoning postpone album release, UK tour going ahead!

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UK prog rockers The Reasoning have postponed the release of their new album.

Announcing the delay of their fifth LP until 2015, the band indicated that they were doing so in order to take advantage of recording and production opportunities that had come their way.

The Reasoning’s autumn dates around the UK, titled The Great Escape Tour, will be going ahead however, with performances of the band’s debut album, Awakening, in its entirety.

Said bassist Matt Cohen: “After the whirlwind experiences of the past couple of years, we’re going to take some extra time to really develop and embellish this new piece of work, and craft it to its very richest potential.

“This is going to be a big financial investment for us – outsourcing the recording of drums and, for the first time, vocals, to some big studios. We’re also in talks with several mix engineers, both here and on the other side of the Atlantic.”

Regarding the tour, Cohen said: “”The shows will feature Awakening in its entirety and will also showcase some brand new material.”

The delay of the new album means that it’s release will coincide with the band’s 10th anniversary.

The Reasoning will play:

24th of Oct: Talking Heads, Southampton
25th of Oct: Venue 2, London
30th of Oct: The Duchess, York
31st of Oct: Railway, Bolton
1st of Nov: CF10, Cardiff
2nd of Nov: Robin 1, Bilston

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Tool tied up in legal wrangle delaying new material

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Tool have spoken out in interview with Rolling Stone saying they know fans are “pissed” that they haven’t released new material.

The band’s last album, 10,000 Days, was released in 2006, and many have been clamoring for new music ever since.

But now drummer Danny Carey and guitarist Adam Jones have revealed a complex set of legal proceedings, blaming them for the lack of a new album. The litigation has all stemmed from events that happened in 2007, when a friend of the band claimed that he had created artwork for Tool and wanted credit for doing so.

This led to an insurance firm that the band felt would defend them in the resulting case turning around and suing them too.

Said Jones: “The fans are pissed at us. And while part of me is selfish and goes, ‘I’m not necessarily doing it for them,’ it’s time that they understand what’s going on.”

“And it’s costing millions and millions and millions of dollars to defend us. And the fans are all going, ‘We want a new Tool album. What the fuck?’ And you don’t want to pull people into your problems, because they don’t understand.”

“But the point is, we’re fighting the good fight. We’re going to trial and we want to crush them. But every time we’ve gotten close to going to trial, it gets postponed and we’ve wasted money and time and it has just drained our creative energy. We bought an insurance policy for peace of mind, but instead we would have been better off if we never had it and just dealt with the original lawsuit.”

The band have been writing and recording, added Carey, saying that they have completed at least one song. He described it as around 10 minutes long and more “metal” sounding than their previous work.

“I’m hoping that we have something really solid recorded by the end of the year. But we’ll see how it goes,” said the drummer. “I thought that last year, too. But we’re making great progress. We’ve really knocked out a lot of good things, especially over the last month. We’re all excited about it.”

The court case is due to be heard in January 2015.

You can watch the video for song “Vicarious” from Tool’s album 10,000 Days below:

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