It looks like Tool have finally started recording their first new album in 12 years, judging by a recent Instagram update from guitarist Adam Jones—see the post below. The band's last full-length release was 2006's 10,000 Days.

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Jones shared what appeared to be a brief clip from the studio on Tuesday, as reported by Lambgoat, with the musician highlighting a guitar-and-amp setup for recording. Captioned with the acknowledgment, “Day 1,” it's being taking as confirmation of Tool's first official day of tracking the new LP. (FYI, it's been 4,326 days since 10,000 Days was released.)

Things have been slowly ramping up for Tool's fifth album: Last month, singer Maynard James Keenan revealed he was “100% done” with writing lyrics for all but one new song, though he noted they were a “long way from the finish line.” Last summer, bassist Justin Chancellor said the band were almost finished composing the music for the new album.

And so it seemingly begins:


~ Day 1 ��

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