A snippet of a new TOOL song called "Descending" is apparently featured in a promotional video for the band's upcoming music clinic tour. The track has been performed live during TOOL's recent live performances and is expected to appear on the band's long-awaited new album, which TOOL has been tracking for the last month and a half.
Earlier this week, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed in a tweet that he has finished writing the lyrics and melodies to the follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days". "My work is done," he wrote. "Waiting on them to track. Then I can finish. Can't track to music that isn't recorded."
As previously reported, TOOL drummer Danny Carey, bassist Justin Chancellor and guitarist Adam Jones will take part in a series of music clinics next month. The three musicians will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the group's music that will include discussing their writing process and analyzing individual tracks in an open question-and-answer discussion. Ticket holders will also receive exclusive commemorative merchandise.
Chancellor was asked a while back whether the members of TOOL work separately on new songs, or create them while rehearsing together. "Both," he said. "We all bring in lots of ideas, and we jam 'em a lot, and we tear 'em apart, and put them back together, and sometimes in the process, we come up with spontaneity and a completely fresh, new idea."
TOOL music clinic tour dates:
May 11 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live Event Center
May 14 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
May 15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 16 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 17 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
May 19 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
May 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore