“All systems are GO”: Tool confirm album is coming soon

After months of speculation, the prog metal band have finally released a statement assuring fans that they've begun recording their forthcoming LP.

Over the weekend, Tool gave fans what they were aching for: confirmation that they’ve begun tracking their much-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the progressive metal band said, “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.” Hear that? That’s the collective sound of all Tool fans screaming with joy.

According to the statement, the band have once again recruited Joe Barresi as the album’s engineer—he worked on 10,000 Days as well as records by Kyuss, Isis and Soundgarden, among other heavy outfits.

“Pinch yourself if you want, but I have been told that all systems are GO at this point for the upcoming sessions,” the statement continued. And to whet your appetite, Tool will also be posting “bits and pieces” of the recording process on their official website.

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