It’s been 12 years since Tool’s last album, and 10 years since people started talking about the follow up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. And since last year, many have started talking about it like it’s actually happening, namely the band’s Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey. The main holdout? Singer Manyard James Keenan, who’s enjoyed messing with peoples’ expectations. However, tonight, even he said that he’s gotten words and melodies completed for the majority of the album via a revealing Facebook post.
If that wasn’t cause enough for celebration, we now have a date that they’ll be hitting the studio thanks to an unlikely source: Sebastian Bach. Jones re-grammed a post from the former Skid Row singer, who got a listening session of the new album along with his former Atlantic Records label-mate, The Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne. Jones says for the first time that they’ll be recording the new album in April, and Bach’s description of the music is damn intriguing.
~ Huge fun & honor performing all the new tunes for Guinea pigs Sebastian & #KingBuzz b4 the recording starts in April. Still instrumentals with Mjk in town working on killer lyrics. Exciting! ————————–Repost from @sebastianbach @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost How lucky am I? Spent yesterday getting my face melted by 3/4 of TOOL at the TOOL headquarters / rehearsal Studio. My very own private Tool show just missing the vocals! This is not just your average simple rock and roll music. This is progressive metal at its most atmospheric and right when you get into a groovy trance you get beat over the head with riffs so heavy it feels like a TOOL. Some tunes were so pummelling it felt like I was getting a deep tissue massage! in fact they could call the record that. No song was shorter than 7 minutes and some were 20 minutes long! Just my idea of how to spend the perfect day! Thank you so much to my great friend Adam Jones and Justin Chancellor on bass for your hospitality! Danny Carey you are one of the most talented drummers I have ever seen in my life and such a nice fun dude! You are all inspirations to me & thank you so much for the great preview! I can only Imagine what the Majestic vocals of Maynard James Keenan would sound like on top of this music. If it’s as delicious as his wine is, then I am buying this record for sure! 🎛🔈🍷cheers guys ! It was also great to see Buzz Osbourne the guitar player for The Melvins, who I last saw backstage in Seattle (I think) when we were drinking beers with Chris Cornell decades ago. Always good to see someone still doing great so many years down the line! #Melvins #Tool #MathRock #Rehearsal #rock #survivors