We got a bit too excited last fall when a cryptic message on the Tool official website suggested the band was in the studio. It turned out to just be a side project, not actual Tool material. Bummer! Well, a few months have passed, the band have even went on tour and now it looks like the band is finally ready to record new music.
Drummer Danny Carey was interviewed by stick maker Vic Firth (above, about 2:30 in), and during the artist profile he started talking about the band's songwriting process and revealed they will be hitting the studio soon:
Justin's been really prolific on this record. He's been coming in with tons of riffs. I usually try to find something to complement it rather than play what he's playing. We're allowed to do that in our band since there is only three pieces really. It gives you a lot more space. I try to find angular things to against it, of course do the things the drummer needs to do… lead things into the next part, be the dynamic leader but it's kind of confusing sometimes, especially with some of the riff those guys come up with sometimes, in 13 or 21 or whatever. We have one song in 17 that we're doing now. It's coming together though, I'm hoping we get in the studio by June or July and start tracking. That's the plan anyway.
Later in the interview he mentioned that tracking takes about three months and then another month would be needed for mixing and mastering. Could we be seeing new Tool by the end of the year?
[via Metal Storm]