Tool Releases New Merch Line For “10,000 Days” Anniversary


Tool marked the 15th anniversary of the release of their 10,000 Days (Volcano, Tool Dissectional) album on May 2nd, 2021 with a new line of special themed merch. Among the typical shirts, hoodies, and hats, there are pillows, pint glasses, a sherpa blanket, and the Vicarious single/video DVD for sale at their store. 2021 is a special year for Tool album milestones as Lateralus (read our review here) just turned 20 years old, and Ænima will see a 25th anniversary this fall. The band was supposed to be on the road touring being Fear Inoculum, but has been largely inactive since the lockdown as vocalist Maynard James Kennan contracted COVID-19 twice and released a new album with Puscifer, while Adam Jones put out an instrumental single and video with the help of fellow bandmates Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor.

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Tool Has Postponed the First Leg of Their Upcoming North American Tour


Tool has announced due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the band has been forced to cancel the first leg of their upcoming North American Tour. Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances. The band shared the news on their Facebook and other social networks. They continue to tour in support of their global smash album, the Grammy Award-winning Fear Inoculum (Tool Disecctional/RCA). Check out our review and photos from the first leg here!Continue reading


Watch Tool Perform “7empest” Live for the First Time


Tool performed their Grammy-winning song “7empest” from their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum yesterday in Sydney Australia where they performed at Qudos Bank Arena.“7empest”, The track won the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy at the 62nd annual ceremony, which was held last month in Los Angeles.Continue reading


Tool Books Additional Dates for Their US Tour


Tool has added further tour dates following on their current dates. They will now perform at west coast venues in Spokane, Portland, Eugene, and Boise, with the full details below. The band is performing tonight (1/21) in Austin, Texas at Frank Erwin Center. Author & Punisher is currently opening for Tool, but no word if the band will continue to open these extra dates. Tickets for the new shows go on sale on Friday, January 24.Continue reading


Metallica, Tool, and Queen Top The Lists of Most Consumed Rock and Metal Artists


According to a newly published report by music industry data leader BuzzAngle Music’s and their 2019 year-end report, Metallica is the biggest selling band for the last five years when compared with any other rock group. Queen was the top-selling rock artist of 2019, while Tool’s record-breaking Fear Inoculum album was the best selling rock album of the last calendar year. Continue reading


Tool Pays Tribute To Neil Pert of Rush in San Diego


As the news gripped the world the other night that Rush’s Neil Peart had died, Tool was kickiing off their new leg of the Fear Inoculum tour in San Diego. The band paid tribute to Peart and Rush, several times during the night: During Danny Carey’s drum solo, later performing a partial cover of ‘A Passage to Bangkok’ and their “walk out music at the end of the night, 2112. Watch fan filmed video!Continue reading


Tool Kicks Off New Tour Dates with Author and Punisher Tonight


Just announced to headline Bonnaroo 2020, Tool will kick off its second US leg of the Fear Inoculum Tour tonight in San Diego at Viejas Arena and ending on February 1st in New Orleans at Smoothie King Center. Direct support will come from Author & Punisher on all dates. The band has shared the list of vaunted visual artists who worked on special posters for each city, often a limited item fans go crazy over. You can see the info in the tweet from the band below. Tool continues to tour behind their smash album, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/RCA) which topped two Billboard rock charts and sold the most physical copies of an album by any artist in 2019, earning a global #1 album. It was also fourth in Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown. See our review of last fall’s Tool tour and if you are going to a show, don’t take your phone out until the last song, or risk being tossed out! Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Top 10 News Stories of 2019


As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily!Continue reading


GUEST POST: Andrew Mikhail of Serpents (US) – Top 25 Albums of 2019


 

It’s time for another Ghost Cult “End Of Year” Guest post! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe all month long! Andrew Mikhail and his Orchestral Blackened Death Metal band Serpents (US) released their immaculate Temet Nosce release, played some tour dates formulated many plans for 2020. Andrew took some time out to share his personal Top 25 albums of 2019, and he also curated a Top 50 Spotify playlist available on the Serpents U.S. Page that deserves your attention too! Continue reading


Watch Tool Perform “Swamp Song” Live for the First Time Since 2007


Tool continues to perform on their tour in the USA supporting their global smash hit album, Fear Inoculum (Volcano, Tool Dissectional). The band has started to change up the set-ist on this leg of the tour, pulling out some older gems and classics. Last night in Philadelphia (11/18/19) at Wells Fargo Arena, the band performed their Undertow era (1993) classic ‘Swamp Song’ for the first time in twelve years. Watch amazing fan-filmed footage now!Continue reading