Tool Begin Work on Fifth Album

April 15, 2010

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.

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