Tool Writing New Material for Next LP
"Members of the band are still in the process of writing new material and with the latest leg of the Puscifer tour nearing completion, it shouldn't be long before the dry-erase board is filled with a bewildering array of color-coded intros, progressions, agitatos, con sordinos, crescendos, diatonics, inversions, resolutions, transitions, variations, obbligatos, consonance, and endings -- the arrangements that millions will attempt to download off the Internet," Tool's newsletter reads.
The band explains its process: "Fast for three days and refrain from listening to any (Tool) music. Commence standard banishings. Prepare a talisman in lilac satin with figures embroidered in grey silk. Additionally, a metal lamen (or ring) should be graven with the astrological talismans of Aldebaran (yad al jawza), Rigel and Betelgeuse, and placed in a fortified Goetic circle. Begin by delivering a valedictory address to the setting sun. After butchering a cockerel and sprinkling its blood over an orange candle, begin the mysterious orisons."
We have no idea what they're talking about, but it will no doubt be amazing. The newsletter hints at a possible tour in the summer of 2010, which, seemingly, will touch both coasts, and there are also instructions for "(Tool) [to] open for Pink Floyd at the Royal Albert Hall, or for Rush somewhere (Neuschwabenland?), or with King Crimson at Madison Square Garden, or to perform with Muse on a rooftop in Teignmouth, Devon." Other instructions hint at a possible DVD release, too.