Maynard still waiting for music?

Think the new Tool album is getting close now? Suspect they might be in the studio? Maynard hoses it all down in his usual fashion:

Maynard will also be appearing on Comedy Bang! Bang! in an episode to be broadcast on May 15. Check your local TV guides!

Happy Birthday Danny

Seems that Danny’s birthday isn’t in my calendar for some reason, so I missed wishing him a good one in Australian time. Still better late that never. To celebrate, here’s compilation or all Danny’s “drum-cam” stuff from his website. 21 minutes of Tool drumming goodness starting off with my favorite of the lot – Triad:

Komara release first track

Komara are a new band featuring Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson. Many of you will remember that a couple of weeks ago Adam Jones posted some artwork that was revealed to cover to Komara’s debut album. Today Komara have dropped the first track off the album, and in my opinion it’s quite good, and I imagine will appeal to most Tool fans.

Check it out (and pre-order if you’re inspired enough) using the Bandcamp widget below.

Komara are:

  • David Kollar – guitar, bass, electronic textures
  • Pat Mastelotto – acoustic and electric drums and percussion
  • Paolo Raineri – trumpet, vocals and audio mangling

Yob announce Australian tour

Eugene Doom metal band and recent Tool support act Yob have announced several dates for a tour Down Under:

Witness Yob on their first ever Australian tour on the following dates:

Perth – August 19 – Rosemount Hotel
Melbourne – August 21 – Max Watt’s
Sydney – August 22 – Manning Bar
Brisbane – August 23 – Crowbar

Tickets on sale now through http://lifeisnoise.com.au/, Oztix and venue outlets.

Sadly they won’t be hitting Adelaide, so I’ll miss the tour, but if it comes your way then make sure you check them out!

Adam’s strings, Maynard Puscifer update and more!

As usual a bunch of things happened while I was away for a few days, so this post is a catch up of sorts.

Firstly, Adam posted a video of himself playing around with what is believed to be a Tremoloa in Joe Barresi‘s studio:

~Playing strange strings at Joe B.'s #EvilJoe #CaptainMidnight

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As yet there’s no real indication of what is going on in the studio. They’re recording something, and while there are plenty of clues suggesting they could be working on the new album, there’s just as many out there that suggest they aren’t! Something is happening, and I guess well find out in due time!

In somewhat related news Danny was recently snapped with Bob Ludwig, who mastered 10,000 Days for Tool. What Danny there for business of pleasure?

Speaking of 10,00 Days, Loudwire has an article celebrating it’s 9th anniversary, with a collection of quotes from Tool members giving insight into the recording of album.

Maynard had a chat with Punch as well, mostly about wines however did reveal that a Puscifer album is on the way and should be expected “hopefully in the fall”.

Adam posts a “Mid progress Cover Art for P@M”

An interesting post on Instagram today from Adam, where he gives us a “Mid progress Cover Art for P@M”. The image itself looks kinda “Toolish” and is quite similar to another he posted a week ago.

The question is – is Adam working on some kind of art for a future Tool release? Is it for the “curveball” or for the new album? Is it for a video? What the significance of “P@M”? Maybe it’s for a next U2 album?

~ Mid progress Cover Art for P@M ~ #Zbrush

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#Zbrush doodle fun -just a beginner -getting a good head start w guidance from bgff @matthewcsantoro

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Update: Looks like the P@M refers to Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson, who posted a Youtube video with some music from a project called Komara. It appears as though Adam is providing artwork for this project:

Tool bring in “the closer” to get the job done

A cryptic message appeared on Toolband today courtesy of Blair:

The closer is brought in to get the job done… using everything in his arsenal.

There’s a couple of theories on what this could mean. Perhaps Maynard is finally getting into the newly refurbished Loft to lay down the vocals for the new Tool album? The chill on the forum also pointed out that “the closer” is a bit of a baselball term, so it could refer to the “curveball” being almost ready to appear.

Either way hopefully we get some solid information soon!