Danny is featured in an interview for the UK drum magazine Rhythm in the February 2013 issue, and he discusses a range of topics including that status of Tool’s new album. Here’s the meat of the article I expect most of you are interested in:
What stage are you at in the writing process for the new Tool album?
We have six or seven really good frameworks that we’re working on. We’re over half way in my opinion. The first tune is always hard to get polished off. It seems like on every record we have this big, epic thing like ‘Rosetta’, ‘Wings for Marie’ or ‘Lateralus’. That’s the one we’re focusing on now. Once we knock out that, the other songs fall into place around it. We’re right on the fringe of knocking that big one out. We’re all excited and it seems to have progressed really well.
Also discussed are a range of other topics, which I’ll outline below:
- Discusses the creative process in Tool. Basically Adam, Justin and Danny write most of the music, and then Maynard comes in to add his parts. At this point Maynard and Danny start working on the emotion and dynamics of the music, while Adam and Justin polish the harmonics and rhythm. Implication to me is that they haven’t reached the stage where Maynard is involved yet, as Danny pointed out he’s busy with APC. Danny prefers having Maynard in as early as possible.
- Volto! recorded with Joe Baressi in Danny’s rehearsal space. Every track was one take recorded onto tape. They hope to release it early 2013. New album seems to be called Incitaire, features tracks Grip It, Gillz and Drumbreaux. Reviewer gave it a 4/5
- Danny has played on some Collide tracks for their new album.
- Has a side preoject with cEvin Key from Skinny Puppy and John Frusciante in the pipeline.
- Also has some demos from Richard Barbieri from Porcupine Tree, so presumably may be recording with him.
He also discusses a range of drum related topics, but you’ll have to buy the magazine for the finer details.
Interesting… I like the sound of one big epic, but…
Is Rhythm on on-line only mag or do they just not print the articles on their site?
They don’t print articles on their site, as I expect they’d rather people buy the magazine.
My brother saw Volto! in LA a few months back and has been dying to get this album ever since.
9/16/14 release date
remember the interview for this article was probably done in december ’12. We still have Volto and MTVoid albums to come first and Adam’s video project (whatever that is). Looks like the new album might arrive late this year or early next.
Assuming they are at least halfway finished, its likely the second half will fall into place more quickly than the first half (part intuitive assumption, and partly based on band statements). It’s possible they could wrap up the writing process sometime this summer and potentially release the album 6-7 months later – which could mean a late 2013 or early 2014 release. While I am moderately interested in The Pot video, BMB and the band seem to be suggesting at least two projects (other than the album) are in the works. It’s certainly very plausible that a Salival II, or… Read more »
a tiny bit of inside info from Cevin Key on his collab with danny. he said the other day to someone ‘if we can get john to come over’ but he did say him and danny had some tracks layed down. so id say dont expect that any time soon either if Johns not been around. i think its a disease with these group of guys! lol! everything takes a long time…
* thats from Cevin Keys facebook page btw…forgot to say that.
Some people clearly do not understand or even have any respect for the artistic process
I have pdf version for those interested.
Yup. Laziest. Band. Ever. Take years to release a music video for a song we don’t really give a shit about. They’ll get all us fans hyped up for some “project” they’re all working on. We thing big things like a DVD box set, auto biography, theatre release. Then we all find out its a crappy music video of the pot and maybe a new tshirt. Riding the 10,000 days train is getting old.
Either be a South American tour. Or the web site will be redone, which I don’t give two shits about and wish they wouldn’t waist their time, new website- same old news, what’s the difference.
Given up hope. dont think it will happen. MJK indifferent.
same old, same old…
Like it has been said by many of you all, all I want is a quality video or audio live release of a show and that will be good. I could really care less when the album comes out. I just want some great sounding alt live songs. That would help them out a lot with funding this album wouldn’t it? Why are they so against release live material?
Cmon givem a break will ya, a song a year is pretty aggressive. They should take a much needed break.
I’m positive there’s not a Pot video in the works. Never has any band ever released a video for a 6.5 yr old song, from an album they stopped touring at least 3 years ago. If Adam is working on a music video it’s more likely for another band, or some kind of art installation… doesn’t Chet Zar have some upcoming gallery shows? Maybe Adam is in on that..? Unless Adam specifically stated somewhere that he’s definitely doing a Pot video. In which case, why the fuck bother? As someone else said, quit riding the 10,000 Days coattails. They also… Read more »
Is there any more specifics on the new Volto! record? You say that album “seems” to be called Incitaire. What do you mean by this? I don’t have an iOS device to buy this.
I say “seems” because the font used on the title of the review seemed a bit vague to me. I’m pretty sure it was an I for Incitaire, but could have been a A.
if you guys really loved me (or danny) one of you would scan a copy of this interview in return for a awkward and somewhat shameful handjob (just somewhat?)