It has been announced on Tool‘s official website that the band is once again entering the studio to continue writing and arranging their follow up album to 2006′s 10,000 Days (jeez, has it really been over seven years?!).
The full news post reads, “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.”
Hopefully this time they’ll manage to stay in place long enough to knock out all the music for the album. Then we’ll just have to wonder when singer Maynard James Keenan will put Puscifer on hold long enough to finish his parts. Fingers crossed!