When we'll get a new album from the guys in Tool remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain -- they're definitely at work on new songs. Guitarist Adam Jones has been teasing he's been spending time in the studio with producer Joe Barresi of late and set the Internet abuzz over the weekend with a snippet of music.

The Instagram post shows a hand gliding back and forth across a guitar as odd sounds that almost appear to be played in reverse ring out. But before you think you've entered a David Lynch-ian alternate universe, Jones captioned his post with "Playing strange string at Joe B.'s" with the hashtags #EvilJoe #CaptainMidnight.

Whether or not these "strange" sounds are for Tool's new album remains to be seen, but he recently posted another Instagram photo of Barresi at the board with the hashtag #Tool. Check out both posts below:


Meanwhile, Jone's Tool bandmate Maynard James Keenan is making progress on completing a different album. In an article with Punch focusing more on his winemaking pursuits, Keenan reveals that he's "almost finished" with a new Puscifer album, adding that it should be ready "hopefully in the fall." As stated, the article is more centered on his wine business, so nothing else is offered in terms of details on the disc.

As for what that means for Tool's next album remains to be seen, but Tool have a history of working out the music before Keenan adds his lyrics and vocals, so it's possible that he's been finishing Puscifer while biding his time to add his stamp to Tool's music.

Tool settled a multi-layered lawsuit earlier this year, and Jones stated that having that out of the way cleared the path for new Tool music. In an update earlier this year, he stated, "I think having this lawsuit out of the way should really speed up the progress of getting the album done." He also teased, "I’m excited about everything we're working on. Some of it's really heavy, some of it's really complex and some is more atmospheric, but it's definitely Tool." Stay tuned.

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