Rumours are rife that Tool are back in the studio following a picture of the band in a mixing room being posted on guitarist Adam Jones’ instagram account.
The picture shows Jones and bandmates Maynard James Keenan, Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey in an undisclosed recording studio and is accompanied by the hashtag #SmokeOnTheHorizon.
The band have only recently spoken of their frustration at the long delays in recording their new album, brought about as the result of a complex lawsuit filed against them by a former collaborator.
Speaking with Rolling Stone earlier in the year, Jones said: “The fans are pissed at us. And while part of me is selfish and goes, ‘I’m not necessarily doing it for them,’ it’s time that they understand what’s going on.”
Danny Carey added: “I’m hoping that we have something really solid recorded by the end of the year. But we’ll see how it goes. I thought that last year, too. But we’re making great progress. We’ve really knocked out a lot of good things, especially over the last month. We’re all excited about it.”