Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Update On NEW TOOL Music!
Late last year, a rumor surfaced regarding the recording of TOOL's fifth studio album, which will be the follow up to '10,000 Days' (2006). But nothing has happened yet!
During an interview with the "Children Of Saturn" radio show (The Pulse Of Radio), Danny Carey (TOOL drummer) offered a brief update on what is to be the band's fifth studio album. Carey explained, "The TOOL thing is happening. Me, Adam [Jones, guitar] and Justin [Chancellor, bass] are banging away. Trying to get enough [material] to get Maynard [James Keenan, vocals] in there, but there is no wine before it's time."
Keenan, who has been busy with side projects A PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFER — not to mention his vineyards — explained in an interview last year how TOOL's writing process worked, saying, "They write forever and then we go in and knock it out. We're writing. We're writing vocals, but nothing's solid."
Here is the latest update from the TOOL camp thanks to METAL INSIDER:
"Something that might be encouraging to some Tool enthusiasts is that while riding with Danny to Chili John’s yesterday, I heard a lot of new Tool music (sans Maynard). This was the most new material that I’ve heard so far, although a few of the riffs and arrangements were familiar. So, what did I think? Dare I say that it sounded like… Tool (some of it reminiscent to earlier Tool stuff, with other parts pushing the envelope), and I assume that it will sound even more like Tool once the vocal melodies, etc. have been added. To answer your next question, I cannot say how far along in the writing process the band is. If I had to GUESS, I would say more than half way (and keep in mind that in the past, at least, the writing went faster once the first few [more complex] songs were finished)."
- Undertow (1993)
- Ænima (1996)
- Lateralus (2001)
- 10,000 Days (2006)
Tool's Official Site