Tool Are Recording Their New Album With 2″ Analog Tape

Tool guitarist Adam Jones has revealed that the band are recording their new album with the use of 2″ analog tape and an ultimate SSL board w/ Neve and API modules. He posted the following:


Tool’s Justin Chancellor In The Studio With Death Grips

It looks like Tool’s Justin Chancellor has been working with Death Grips on their new album. The group shared the following Instagram post:

Working on the new album with Justin Chancellor

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Tool Post Official Update From New Album Sessions

Guitarist Adam Jones previously confirmed that Tool are currently in the studio working on their new album with producer Joe Barresi, and now an official update has been shared via the band’s website. You can read that below.

Tool album update:

“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.”

Tool Recruit Producer Joe Barresi For New Album Sessions

Guitarist Adam Jones recently confirmed that Tool have finally hit the studio for their new album sessions. Now, he has also revealed that the band will be working with producer Joe Barresi, who previously engineered and mixed the band’s latest album, 2006’s “10,000 Days.”

Maynard James Keenan On His Progress With New Tool Songs: “Words & Melodies 100% DONE On All But 1”

Maynard James Keenan has confirmed that he has been writing new Tool lyrics, and that he is actually almost done. He tweeted the following:

Furthermore, Adam Jones also mentioned that recording should start in March. There is still no timetable for when fans can expect to hear it, but Danny Carey has said it will be out this year.

Sebastian Bach Shares His Thoughts On Tool’s New Music

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) and Buzz Osborne (Melvins) were the latest musicians that got to listen to Tool‘s new music. According to Bach, the material “is progressive metal at its most atmospheric.”

Here’s Bach’s full statement:

“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”