Earlier in the week, guitarist Adam Jones posted a photo on Instagram suggesting Tool were finally in the studio, and now the band have broken their silence and confirmed the news themselves with a statement. Yes!
As well as announcing that “all systems are go” and the band are ready to start recording, it’s also been revealed that ‘Evil’ Joe Barresi – the man behind the mixing and engineering of 2006 album 10,000 Days – will be lending his talents to the upcoming full-length.
Read the full statement below:
“Who’s ready for some major breaking news? Brace yourself; get ready… okay, here we go. We are very excited to announce what is sure to be welcome news for both fans of TOOL and prog-metal enthusiasts in general. After all the years of writing and arranging (and re-arranging) at the band’s loft, I can at this time officially report that the guys have moved into a major studio where the recording process for the next album is about to begin in earnest. For the past few days the band members have been getting sonically adjusted to their new surroundings - dialing in the equipment settings and restaurant catering choices - in preparation for Danny to begin his tracking any time now – perhaps by the time that you read this!
“I am also excited to announce that ‘evil’ JOE BARRESI will once again have his capable fingers at the engineering controls for what will certainly be another masterful TOOL offering by the talented team. Pinch yourself if you want, but I have been told that all systems are GO at this point for the upcoming sessions.
“I will be posting periodic bits and pieces on the progress of the tracking once the guys get deeper into the recording process, and hope that all of you will keep checking back to the official website for these updates. In the meantime, be sure to also visit the individual band members’ sites and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) for more inside glimpses as TOOL prepares for the next stage in their musical odyssey.”
Exciting stuff. Keep your eyes glued to Kerrang.com for more news when we have it.
And in the meantime, don’t forget that Maynard James Keenan’s brilliant A Perfect Circle will be releasing their new album, Eat The Elephant, on April 20.
It sounds a little something like this…