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Tool Post Photo From Studio Recording Sessions, Further Confirming New Album

by Caitlin Carter   Oct 27, 2014 14:26 PM EDT

Earlier this month Tool announced work on a new album, their first since 2006, saying that the writing and arranging session had "been progressing rather nicely." Now we have visual confirmation that all four members have hit the studio to work on their first album in eight years. Guitarist Adam Jones posted a photo to Instagram (via Consequence of Sound) of the band in the studio with the caption, "Smoke on the horizon."

The reason it has taken so long for the band to put out a new album is due to a variety of factors, including a multi-million dollar lawsuit.

The band, fully aware that fans are growing impatient, gave Rolling Stone some insight in to what fans can expect on the new effort.

"Sometimes I feel we get a little too proggy or too into exploring time signatures but not getting heavy enough for my taste," Jones said. "There are some good nose-bleeding riffs happening, and I'm really happy about that. It's not out-of-the-gate crazy heavy, but there are these little journeys with nice paths that end up very heavy."

The band said they hoped to have something solid recorded by the end of the year, but they aren't making any promises.

In related news, Maynard James Keenan can be heard on The Flaming Lips' new covers album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, on the track "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"

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