Tool Begin Work on Fifth Album

It’s been four years since Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, was released, and though singer Maynard James Keenan has been keeping busy with a side project (Puscifer) and documentary about his northern Arizona vineyard (Blood Into Wine), his bandmates have commenced writing the fifth chapter to their prog/math rock oeuvre.

Tool’s latest newsletter (via Corinne LGT) informs us that:

Members of the band are still in the process of writing new material (three days a week)… it shouldn’t be long before the dry-erase board is filled with a bewildering array of color-coded intros, progressions, agitatos, con sordinos, crescendos, diatonics, inversions, resolutions, transitions, variations, obbligatos, consonance, and endings – the arrangements that millions will attempt to down-load [sic] off the internet.”



Those unappreciative millions. Anyway, while 10,000 Days wasn’t our favorite Tool record, we’re looking forward to their next chapter, obbligatos and all.