Behemoth mastermind Adam “Nergal” Darski and Swedish drummer Morgan Agren (Kaipa, Casualties of Cool, etc.) were among several musicians who recently got to hear Tool rehearse several songs from the new album.
The boys pointed out Maynard was not there during the rehearsal, you can check out what they had to say below.
“Amazing day… got invited to see Tool rehearse in their studio. Sat on a chair just a few feet in front of Danny’s drums, with Adam Jones on my right and Justin Chancellor on my left.
“Just before they started to rehearse, Andy turns over to me and says, ‘You have to imagine what this will sound like with vocals later,’ and then they were off, and it sounded so great! Hypnotic stuff!
“They played 5-6 songs from their upcoming album that the whole Tool community have been waiting for a long time now. Big honor to be invited there at all. Super nice guys as well.
“After this we went to see Meshuggah in Hollywood, who did an amazing concert, totally ripping. And the same morning before all this, we passed by Steve Vai’s studio to give him some Ehrlund microphones to try out. What a day… Back to Sweden now. Thank you universe.”
“I was privileged to witness Tool rehearsing today… lucky me you’ll say, hm? Well, yes, lucky me. It was splendid experience to see this visionary band perform in the same room. THANK YOU Justin for invitation… it was pretty fuckin’ inspiriting and unworldly!”