Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has offered an update on the recording of the band’s long-awaited new album.
The singer took to his Twitter account on Monday (September 10th) to write, “Scratch vox tracked awhile ago. AJ deep in guitars now. Final vox after. Step back. Adjust. Mix. Adjust. Re-Adjust. Master. Adjust. Re-Adjust. Long way 2 go but much closer.” He then added the hashtags #TOOL and #2019.
“AJ” refers to Tool guitarist Adam Jones, who has posted his own photos from inside the studio, where the band has been recording its fifth full-length disc
Earlier in the year, Keenan publicly called out his bandmates during Tool’s show at the Northern Invasion festival, asking them to finish recording their parts for the band’s new disc so that he could record his and finally complete the LP. Keenan said from the stage: “Eventually you wonderful people are going to run out of fucking patience. So I beg you, Danny(Carey, drums), Adam and Justin (Chancellor, bass), please finish your parts so I can finish mine.”
The new Tool album, its first since 2006’s 10,000 Days, will likely arrive sometime next year. Recording commenced in March, with Carey laying down his drum tracks first and Chancellor recording his parts next.
Update- Scratch Vox tracked awhile ago. AJ deep in Guitars now. Final Vox after. Step back. Adjust. Mix. Adjust. Re-Adjust. Master. Adjust. Re-Adjust. Long Way 2 Go But Much Closer. #TOOL #2019
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) September 10, 2018