Tool have been working on the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days for a couple of years now with only tidbits of information here and there of progress on the effort. Some more news has been made available on where the band are in terms of completing the record. Guitarist Adam Jones has posted the picture seen below to his Instagram account of what looks like the structure to a track written on a dry-erase board. The band’s website also issued a statement a week or so ago on the status of album, which was described as “…progressing rather nicely…”, the full quote can be read below.
“Good friend and King Crimson percussionist PAT MASTELOTTO stopped by the TOOL LOFT the other day to listen to the guys working on new material. Since the recent sound-proofing renovation, I’m told that the writing/arranging sessions have been progressing rather nicely (welcome news for those waiting for a new record.) As for PAT and the new King Crimson configuration (with 3 amazing and inspiring drummers!), the L.A. shows were nothing less than a mind-boggling sonic experience (as prog rock as prog rock can be!)….”