Maye83 wrote: »
Random video, but it's great:
Here’s a sentence eight years in the making: Tool have finished their new studio album.
According to Crave Online, guitarist Adam Jones has confirmed that the long-awaited follow-up to 2006′s 10,000 Days is ”100% done” and should arrive later this year.
In an interview with Loudwire last summer, drummer Danny Carey insinuated that some outside forces were holding up the album’s release. ”We could have the record finished by the end of the year – that’s a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we’ll be able to get it out before Christmas. We’ll see how it goes. Most likely, it’ll be early 2014.”
Meanwhile, frontman Maynard James Keenan spoke about the band’s intricate recording process in an interview with Rolling Stone last November. ”I don’t write the music. They write the music,” he said of his bandmates. “I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff. It’s a long process. For a person like me, it can be a very tedious process.”
Keenan continued, ”In some ways, they are bigger perfectionists. But you can only help support their talent so long. They don’t have to go through it 700 times. They can trust that first thought. But that’s their process, so you gotta let them do it.” And is that process happening? “I couldn’t tell you.”
Tool is currently touring the U.S., their first such jaunt in two years. Thus far, they’ve stuck to the greatest hits.
Tar.Aldarion wrote: »
it'll still probably be out this year
spiralism wrote: »
Been saying that a few years now though. In all honesty Tool treat their fans terribly, an album every 5 years at the absolute best and 10-12 song setlists when they tour, as good live as they are. Maynard spends way too much time pricking around, guy is a knobhead imo, albeit a hugely talented one.
Thought 10,000 days was good but not great and didn't hold a candle to the previous two. Two albums this millenium is a ****ing joke though.
hidinginthebush wrote: »
It would be nice if they released an official dvd for all the fans who don't get to see them, but I've read that the won't (and discourage people taping their shows) as they feel their gigs are a personal moment that you have to experience in the flesh.
cheesebiscuit wrote: »
Tool are on the ticket but it was Whipping Boy who played the gig.
TOOL WRITING UPDATE
The other day an insider (and by "insider" I mean truly an insider!) told me that since getting back to working on material for the next record, things have been going VERY well. Now, don't read more into this than it suggests - which is that there have been some good writing/arranging sessions as of late. Progress!.. We'll take that any day!
Miprocin wrote: »
Tool's Webmaster posted the following update last week. It's kind of cryptic, as are all his posts but it looks like things are moving along.
120_Minutes wrote: »
Historically, they've never ****ed around in the studio. when they go in, it's almost all written, so i'll be excited when they're in a recording studio. that means an album isnt far away.
Somnus wrote: »
Only be waiting another 2 years so :P
Vaxxine wrote: »
Why do I always think of Chewbacca when I see Adam Jones Terrible I know, but I can't help it!
Anyway, Yay, great news bout the studio work!
120_Minutes wrote: »
rehearsal studio work, not recording studio work.
Tool’s long-awaited fifth album could be nearing completion, if a studio photo posted by guitarist Adam Jones is anything to go by. He uploaded a picture of frontman Maynard James Keenan sitting in with his bandmates – and it’s known he doesn’t normally join proceedings until the music is in an advanced state. Keenan said earlier this year: “I don’t write the music; I wait for them to bring music to me.”
Jones has tagged his picture “#SmokeOnTheHorizon” – which could mean the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days might arrive next year.