Meshuggah guitarist Marten Hagstrom tells Rocksverige.se in a new interview that he and his bandmate Tomas Haake heard instrumental Tool demos last year at Danny Carey’s home.
“We have contact with them quite often. I don’t know what’s up with their record, but we can say this – this is typical Tool. They’re the best band, and the only band that’s slower than we are.
“Tomas was talking to Danny just before the weekend, and it was like, ‘Well, it will probably take a while.’
“Last year I and Tomas visited Danny at home, when he’d just become a father, and he played the demo material from the album.
“It was demos – but it’s the best I’ve heard of Tool, I can say. We were like, ‘Shit, it will probably be next year!’ And it was a little hopeful, but now it doesn’t seem so long.”
He adds: “We’ll talk to them in a few weeks when we play with them and Slayer in Sacramento. Then I can pump them a little!”