Tool drummer Danny Carey says that the legendary prog metallers will likely work on album number five mid-year.
The drummer appeared in a feature by Vic Firth Drums (where he’s endorsed as a Signature Artist) and fans have discovered that he revealed some of the recording plans of the notoriously enigmatic band.
He said “Justin’s (Chancellor, bass) been really prolific on this record, he’s been coming in with tons of riffs. I usually try to find something to complement it rather than play what he’s playing.”
“It’s kind of confusing sometimes,” he chuckles, “especially with some of the riffs those guys come up with; 13 or 21, [they] can be anything. We’ve got one that’s 17 that we’re doing now.”
As for the schedule, “It’s coming together soon, I’m hoping we get in the studio by June or July to start tracking. That’s the plan, anyway.”
Carey also said he can knock out his drum parts in a week, Justin on bass in two weeks, “then Adam (Jones, guitar) might take a month of two because he does a lot of double-tracking, a lot of crazy textural stuff”, then a couple of weeks of percussion overdubs or synthesizer.
A couple of months to mix and master and we’ll be very lucky to see a new Tool album by the end of 2012. Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, was released in 2006.
Check out the first part of the showcase video below.