Earlier this month, Tool guitarist Adam Jones revealed that music for the new album was “done” and that the lyrics were “coming in hard.” Now, more exciting details have been shared which corroborate Jones’ album update.
Two posts on Instagram confirm that the long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days is one step closer to completion. As Alternative Nation notes, the first is from Behemoth frontman Adam Nergal Darski, who uploaded a picture from Tool’s studio alongside a promising caption: “I was privileged to witness @toolbandfanpage rehearsing today… lucky me u’ll say hm? Well, yes, lucky me. It was splendid experience to see this visionary band perform in the same room. THANK U Justin for invitation… it was pretty fuckin’ inspiriting and unworldly!!”
Paul De Maio, a guitarist in Clandestino who also visited the studio, posted a similar picture. “Very honoured to have been invited to hear and experience a reaaal close up performance of most of the music (vocals still in progress) from their long awaited new record and the world is just not ready for this…”
Epic hangs with some amazing humans. Very honoured to have been invited to hear and experience a reaaal close up performance of most of the music (vocals still in progress) from the long awaited new Tool record and … beyond grateful to have just witnessed this with @nergal69 and @morganagren at The Loft. Really no words…. now heading to really cap this Cali trip in style with @meshuggahband … 🙏🤘
Darski and De Maio, of course, weren’t the first Tool outsiders to hear the new material. Those honors go to Tom Morello, who back in December called the music “epic, majestic, symphonic, brutal, beautiful, tribal, mysterious, deep, sexy and VERY Tool.” Let the waiting game continue.