TOOL took to their Twitter account to post a 37-minute song titled “Sounds of the Night Crickets,” which can be heard below.
On March 7th, the group shared a photo of guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey alongside the newTOOL album’s producer, Joe Barresi, and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who previously mastered TOOL‘s most recent disc, 2006’s “10,000 Days”.
The picture was taken at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine. The mastering process is usually the last step, after recording and mixing, before an album gets pressed, released and distributed.
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently said that Jones told him that the band is currently working on cover artwork for upcoming album.
“Well, I talked to Adam Jones quite a bit, you know, and the last thing I knew, he was dealing with artwork, so that’s great. If they’re finishing the artwork, it must be close.”