The notorious Los Angeles progressive metal band Tool confirmed yesterday that they will soon be getting back to work writing and arranging songs for the band’s upcoming record.
The band has just returned from Japan, where they played Ozzfest 2013, a two-day metal festival. Day one included the likes of headliner Slipknot, Slash (of Guns N’ Roses), Deftones, and more local Japanese bands. Day two of the festival included none other than the legendary Black Sabbath, Tool, Stone Sour (Corey Taylor had a busy two days), Dir En Grey, Steel Panther, and more locals. All of this and more, including the group’s return to the studio, has been detailed in a new site update: You can read their words below:
For those who like to keep tabs on every specific aspect involving TOOL, yesterday, around 2:00 PM (PST), a truck containing the band’s equipment (which had earlier arrived from Australia and Japan via a transpacific freighter) pulled up to their primary storage space where it was unloaded by several able bodies. Afterwards, the truck proceeded to the band’s rehearsal space (“the loft”), where what gear remained was dropped off. Therefore, according to the plan, the guys are scheduled to resume with the writing/arranging process of material for their next record sometime later this afternoon – once everything is put back into place, and they have had their lunch (which I’m guessing will be sandwiches of some kind from a nearby delicatessen). At least that’s the plan. Stay tuned for further updates.
The band’s most recent album 10,000 Days was released in 2006 and earned a Grammy. After tour in 2009, the band took some time off but returned in 2012 with a winter U.S. tour.
Tool is a band with a committed following. They have been a band over 20 years and continue to make strides in catching the eyes and ears of people who have an untraditional appreciation for rock music. Vocalist Maynard James Keenan has also had great success with his side “supergroup” A Perfect Circle.