A number of updates have been surfacing from camp Tool recently. They've stated that the album is progressing rather nicely and were recently hanging out in the studio with Motörhead while writing their new album. Now, we get to hear it from frontman Maynard James Keenan. He had the following to say paired with the picture below.
"I've been making regular trips to LA to check on the writing progress of my Tool brethren. Things a progressing nicely. Slowly, but definitely progressing. Nothing is recorded yet, but the guys are confident that the pieces are coming together swimmingly and will be ready for me to begin writing melodies and content 'soon'. I'm as anxious to get this album completed as everyone else. But as history will show, you can't rush these gents. Patience is Gold in this Sound Mine. In the meantime, as always, other things are simultaneously occurring. Life is too short not to create something with every breath we draw."