A PERFECT CIRCLE Guitarist Says New Album To Be Finished "Imminently," Spring Release Planned
Between last October and now, we've heard two new A Perfect Circle songs – "The Doomed" and "Disillusioned" – meaning the band has been in the studio and has clearly been working on a new album. The album was originally said to be out in November 2017, but that got pushed to an undetermined date in 2018 later on last year.
Now according to guitarist Billy Howerdel in an interview with 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield, the record is just about done and should be out sometime in the second quarter (April to June) of 2018.
"We are gonna be finished imminently. I’d say in the next several weeks we will be done with this record. But everything exponentially happened quicker and quicker towards the end. I think we’re just getting my studio back on from being on the road.
"We are certainly past the half way point and I’d say Maynard’s probably further along than I am musically. At least with the finished tracks. The songs are there but there’s tidying up to do there on some stuff there."
Other than that, an actual release date or a name for A Perfect Circle's first album in 14 years is unknown. Unlike the impending Tool album that may or may not be out in 2018, A Perfect Circle is providing pretty concrete evidence that things just about done.