L.A. art-metal band Tool have written two songs for their long-delayed follow-up
to 1996's platinum-selling Ænima, according to their manager, Ted Gardner. The
band began working on new material after settling a 2-year-old lawsuit against its label
last year, and current plans call for the group to enter a studio within the next few months
to begin recording the still-untitled album. "Everything is done in pre-production with this
band," Gardner said. "They won't hit the studio until everything is arranged and ready.
Once they hit the studio, they'll go in for a month and record right through." Gardner also
said it was possible the band would hit the road for selected dates in the fall if the
album's recording is progressing as planned.