Tool Begins Recording New Album

According to an official statement from Tool, the band has moved into a major studio where the recording process for the next album is about to begin in earnest.  For the past few days the band members have been sonically adjusting to their new surroundings – dialing in the equipment settings and restaurant catering choices – in preparation for drummer Danny Carey to begin his tracking “any time now.”

The group has once again tapped Joe Barresi to record the album.  Barresi engineered and mixed Tool’s previous studio album, 10,000 Days, and has also worked with Kyuss, Soundgarden, Melvins, L7, Puscifer and Bad Religion.

Periodic updates on the progress of the tracking will continue once the guys get deeper into the recording process.

10,000 Days was released on May 2, 2006.  The album debuted at #1 in the United States on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 564,000 copies.  By the end of 2007, the album had sold 2.5 million copies worldwide, and was certified double ‘Platinum’ by the RIAA.