February 2015 Tool Newsletter

Blair has posted the February 2015 Tool Newsletter, and it’s a pretty straight forward one, giving us some solid updates on where Tool are at, as well as some further clarification in the recent Motörhead issue:

With regards to the chance meeting between members of Tool and their friends in Motorhead in the same recording facility – this had absolutely nothing to do with the preparation, recording, mixing or mastering! of a new Tool album. Instead, it concerned another Tool project that has been in the works for a while. In fact, when I first heard about this project (way back when), I mentioned it in a news post as being a “curve ball” – meaning that it would be something unexpected by most Tool fans (as it was to me). Since then, some fans have guessed what this is, while others remain clueless, with many others believing that there really never was any such idiom to begin with.

And most excitingly in regards to the new album:

Now that these other things have (hopefully) been put to rest, let’s see about any current news. The first item would be that the members of the band will be taking a break from their writing/arranging sessions next week WHILE Aaron Harris (“ISIS”, PALMS”) sets up an area in the Loft for Maynard to be able to work on vocal melodies as the others play (loudly) their completed tunes. In that there is a lot of equipment to be moved and reorganized, it will take at least a few days to set up Maynard’s ‘station’ in the adjoining room. Admittedly, this is exciting news, but let’s not jump to any hasty conclusions…

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dickleiper
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dickleiper

Finally, some solid news…

i guess now we know mjk is moving in, this means the next album will likely be recorded at the loft? or i have misunderstood that?

Hilly
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Hilly

Rough intermediate recordings at the loft. They tend to nail down 99% before entering a legit studio to record final draft.

dickleiper
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dickleiper

thanks for the clarification 🙂

aenimal
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aenimal

curveball = OPIATE music video with new middle section they played live last year

jarid
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jarid

Nooooooooo. Blair said some of us have guessed it. And in the studio video Adam says recording some songs– plural. So I’m hoping for a salival 2

frikinelmo
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frikinelmo

This is my guess. Wasn’t there some pictures of old master recordings in a box but said it was a box of lenticular keychains or some such nonsense?

chonus
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chonus

So, $156 = the great whore of Babylon blanket. Good whork there boys.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

I knew it! Aaron Harris is going to be helping them out! Fuck yeah… Aaron is a good engineer/producer. Has anybody heard Sensory Station’s recordings? Or Silence is a VIrus? Aaron did fantastic work with those bands. If he is going to be in full swing with TOOL we’re certainly going to hear some well engineered stuff.

As for the “Curve Ball”, I think we’re all dead on with Salival 2. I can’t wait for that release…

simdog
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simdog

Careful Zwerewolf if you’re too positive or excited Maynerd will surely drop you down a peg. There’s no being a fan on a fan site allowed apparently.

McBurney
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McBurney

Haha very true.. but I suppose it’s hard not to be like that when you know it all…… 😉

Maynerd
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Maynerd

Or a dedicated fanboy

tOOLNZ
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tOOLNZ

Most newsworthy newsletter ever?

Maynard jamming with actual songs? this is progress!

UndKeineEier
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