"There's no way we'd go into a studio without him," Araya says. "As a band we're not going to do something without him. He's an integral part of the band. We require his musical skills, his writing skills. He's an integral part of the band. So we're going to hold off until he's at 100 percent and can join that process and be part of it."
Check out the full interview here.
Tom also gave an interview to brazilian podcast Wikimetal. Check out the interview (audio only) below (Tom's interview starts at 20min40sec).