Christmas comes early for Tool fans, as the band has announced via their newsletter that they have headed into the studio to record a new album. [Note: The newsletter has been updated to clarify that the recording sessions were for drummer Danny Carey's side project Volto, not Tool. Read our updated story here.]

A part of the newsletter wittily reads, “That’s right – while most of you were still digesting your Thanksgiving bird, highly acclaimed recording engineer and producer (not to mention vintage candy aficionado!) ‘Evil’ Joe Barresi was seated at the mixing console in the band’s home studio – the only evidence of the holiday being a bowl of pumpkin-pie cheesecake Kit Kats that was placed there by one of the girls from Tool’s business management. Believe it!”

The informational humor continues, “Hours after your cranberry sauce was still jiggling, members of the band had gathered at the loft to begin tracking.”

To translate: Tool began tracking their new album over Thanksgiving weekend with producer Joe Barresi.

The post adds, “But what about TOOL’s new album, you ask? Are they still making progress with the writing and arranging sessions? Will they be working during the holidays as a Gamma ray-mutated pterosaur tramples on foreclosed gingerbread houses? Absolutely! (for the quintillionth time).”

Tool fans, rejoice! The new disc will be the band’s first album since 2006’s ’10,000 Days.’ For more on Tool, check out our recent interview with singer Maynard James Keenan here.

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