Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has given an update on progress of the band’s new album.
Sharing the info via Tool’s Facebook page, Keenan says: “I’ve been making regular trips to L.A. to check on the writing progress of my TOOL brethren. Things are progressing nicely. Slowly, but definitely progressing. Nothing is recorded yet, but the guys are confident that the pieces are coming together swimmingly and will be ready for me to begin writing melodies and content ‘soon.'”
He adds: “I’m as anxious to get this album completed as everyone else. But as history will show, you can’t rush these gents. Patience is Gold in this Sound Mine. In the meantime, as always, other things are simultaneously occurring. Life is too short not to create something with every breath we draw.”
Tool’s last album was 2006’s 10,000 Days. Guitarist Adam Jones revealed last year that complex law suits surrounding album artwork and the band’s insurance company had delayed them starting work on new material.