In an interview for the February 2013 issue of the UK drum magazine Rhythm, TOOL drummer Danny Carey was asked what stage he was at in the writing process for the band’s first album since 2006’s “10,000 Days”.
We have six or seven really good frameworks that we’re working on. We’re over half way in my opinion. The first tune is always hard to get polished off. It seems like on every record we have this big, epic thing like “Rosetta”, “Wings for Marie” or “Lateralus”. That’s the one we’re focusing on now. Once we knock out that, the other songs fall into place around it. We’re right on the fringe of knocking that big one out. We’re all excited and it seems to have progressed really well.