Tool going in to the studio "very soon"
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Tool drummer Danny Carey has told Ireland's Overdrive that work on the band's long-awaited new album is starting to progress much faster than before. Carey revealed, "It's all coming together really well. We'll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully we'll have the album out before that. It's wishful thinking at this point. I actually think I said that this time last year."
Asked if all the material is written for the new LP, Carey replied, "Yes, there's a lot of material that's already done, so we're looking to go into the studio pretty quickly here and off we go. Things are just rollin' along. We don't just hang about here in Hollywood; we are pretty much working all the time."
- Guitarist Adam Jones not long ago said that each member of Tool has a different method of working on music: "It's like painting. We all work different. You know, some painters can paint in a day. That's kind of like Maynard. He's so good at just coming up with melodies and his lyrics and it's like instantaneous. Where I like, you know, like I'm a painter where I like to paint one area and then sand it out and try something else, and then try a different palate. We just work differently and we're all very respectful of that."
- Carey, who's out promoting his side project Legend Of The Seagullmen, recently told Kerrang! magazine that the band's new music is resolutely non-commercial, even joking that the songs are "too long" for radio play.
- The quartet has yet to announce a title or release date for the new LP. Tool's last album, 10,000 Days, came out in May 2006, more than 11 years ago.
SIDE NOTES: Tool is slated to play the Northern Invasion festival in Somerset, Wisconsin on May 13th, but has yet to announce any other live shows in 2018.