Tool guitarist Adam Jones recently posted an exclusive footage of the band rehearsing "Lateralus" title track at the Loft.
The guitar head-mounted cam video shows the instrumentalist Tool section tightly charging through the tune. Apart from bassist Justin Chancellor's haircut, Maynard James Keenan's undisclosed absence stands out as the clip's most prominent point.
According to the latest reports, group's new record should drop in early 2014. However, seeing that the band previously baffled fans with a series of contradicting statements regarding new album progress and release date, most remain leery and await official info.
"Since we haven't started tracking stuff at this point, it'll be hard," drummer Danny Carey told Loudwire when asked about a possible 2013 release. "We could have the record finished by the end of the year - that's a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we'll be able to get it out before Christmas. We'll see how it goes. Most likely, it'll be early 2014."
A peculiar rumor explains the band's prolonged album work as an indicator that the four-piece is in fact working on a movie, also linking it to Chancellor's statement about being involved with the "biggest project of their lives."
The latest Tool studio effort, "10,000 Days," was released over seven years ago, back in May 2006. With 564,000 copies sold in the US during the first week, it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
You can check out the rehearsal footage below, courtesy of Fourth Eye.