Tool guitarist Adam Jones shared a brief update from the recording sessions of the band’s massively-anticipated new album, revealing the boys are using analog equipment.
The post states:
“Danny Carey and Evil Joe Barresi dialing in some drums. And yes… no sound for you. 2″ tape bitch and an ultimate SSL board with Neve and API modules. That’s how we roll.”
You can read the previous major update the band shared through its social channels below:
“TOOL RECORDING NEWS!
Who’s ready for some major breaking news? Brace yourself; get ready… okay, here we go. We are very excited to announce what is sure to be welcome news for both fans of TOOL and prog-metal enthusiasts in general. After all the years of writing and arranging (and re-arranging) at the band’s loft, I can at this time officially report that the guys have moved into a major studio where the recording process for the next album is about to begin in earnest. For the past few days the band members have been getting sonically adjusted to their new surroundings – dialing in the equipment settings and restaurant catering choices – in preparation for Danny to begin his tracking any time now – perhaps by the time that you read this!
I am also excited to announce that ‘evil’ JOE BARRESI will once again have his capable fingers at the engineering controls for what will certainly be another masterful TOOL offering by the talented team. Pinch yourself if you want, but I have been told that all systems are GO at this point for the upcoming sessions.
I will be posting periodic bits and pieces on the progress of the tracking once the guys get deeper into the recording process, and hope that all of you will keep checking back to the official website for these updates. In the meantime, be sure to also visit the individual band members’ sites and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) for more inside glimpses as TOOL prepares for the next stage in their musical odyssey.”
At this time, there is no title or release date for the new disc, although Danny Carey has said in several interviews that it would be out sometime this year.
Note that it’s been 12 years since the band’s last album “10.000 Days” came out and this is one of the last years most awaited releases.