Blair uses capital letters to describe new album process

In an update from Blair just this morning he describes some progress on the next Tool album:

The other day an insider (and by “insider” I mean truly an insider!) told me that since getting back to working on material for the next record, things have been going VERY well. Now, don’t read more into this than it suggests – which is that there have been some good writing/arranging sessions as of late. Progress!.. We’ll take that any day!

I would guess the “insider” is likely to be Danny, and with all of the band members currently having clear calendars (from a public perspective at least anyway) I think we all hope that we can see some solid progress on the new album in the coming months.

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elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
6 years ago

Danny, who has been saying the album might be out by the end of the year since… what, 2011? TBF, I know I do the same shit with projects I do for work; Say it should only take a couple weeks, ends up taking a month because I nitpick. But for god sakes, danny’s claims about the progress or timeline of this album no longer hold any weight. If Adam starts saying they should be in the studio soon, that’ll probably be the point we start seeing this thing become a reality.

sudnshok
sudnshok
6 years ago

I thought there was some post/update/comment around February or March that insinuated the music was pretty much done and sent to Maynard for vocals (too lazy to look for it now). I feel like we are now going backwards with progress on this album.

grr915
grr915
Reply to  hellboy1975
6 years ago

Was a interview with Maynard, not sure if it was the Rogan interview or something else but Maynard said to the affect “In theory the music is complete and this week I will be picking up a cd from the guys to start writing lyrics too.”

sudnshok
sudnshok
Reply to  hellboy1975
6 years ago

I don’t remember the exact words, but you guys are right – that was the interview I was referring to.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  sudnshok
6 years ago

It was around this time last year he made the comment. He said ‘in theory I’m going to pick up a cd today’.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  Maynerd
6 years ago

All of this is playing out in ways I have suggested in posts in previous threads. Maynard has a fixed deadline wine wise, which begins in August – October. In my opinion the recent tour this year was a private band celebration to fact that they have finished the writing of the music and vocals for the new album. They may have succeeded in convincing Barresi, or Bottrill to stay silent on the process which will occur over the next few months.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  Maynerd
6 years ago

I’d also like it noted for the record that I believe the new album will in fact be a double album. I predict a second side that will have a Pink Floyd type ‘Echoes’ track which encompasses that side. Hellboy has agreed to upload pictures of his penis and his iPod if I am correct. Thank you.

jsjudjsryjsyjs
jsjudjsryjsyjs
6 years ago

2960 days and counting.

JohnnyUtah
JohnnyUtah
6 years ago

Here is the link to confirm from last august. 10 months have passed, sigh

loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-writing-vocal-parts-tool-fifth-full-length-album/