In 2018, leading up to the release of 2019’s record-breakingFear Inoculum album, Tool would perform a series of VIP sessions as clinics where the band performed live, did a Q & A, and “teaches” attendees how to perform some of their “hits!” They also used the opportunity to tease snippets of new music as fans were not allowed in with their phones. Guitarist Adam Jones has shared footage on his popular Instagram account of himself, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor performing one of these clinics, filmed side stage by AEW ring announcer, Justin Roberts. Tool has just released their first ever collectable statue, based on the artwork of 10,000 days, and been announced as a headline band for next spring’s Welcome to Rockville 2023. Watch it now!
Sprung from the superego of Maynard James Keenan (Tool, aperfectcircle) electro-Goth comedy troupe Puscifer has delighted fans with a companion remix collection for each of their studio albums. True to form, the band will release a track-by-track reimagining Existential Reckoning: Rewired(December 9, Puscifer Entertainment/Alchemy Recordings/BMG). Pre-orders are live now with merch and NFTs, at the link below and you can catch the band on tour in North America soon.
Eclectic electronic Synth-Doom artist Author & Punisher has dropped a new single and video “Drone Carrying Dread!” The solo-project is the brainchild of musician-meets-mechanical engineer Tristan Shone and the track comes off of the highly-anticipated new album, Krüller due out on February 11th, 2021 via Relapse Records. The album features Shone’s upgrades to his hand-crafted machines, now upgraded for the new album, and a handful of guest players including Tool’s Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor. The clip was directed by Monte Legaspi and features illustrations from album cover artist Zlatko Mitev, and you can watch it now!
Tool marked the 15th anniversary of the release of their 10,000 Days (Volcano, Tool Dissectional) album onMay 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.
In the year of our lord, two-thousand and one, a musical miracle happened. After years embroiled in the first (and certainly not the last) major album jeopardizing lawsuit of their career, Tool, released Laterals (Volcano). The David Botrill produced album kicked off a new musical era for the band that was only hinted at on 1996’s Aenima(Volcano).
The massive Tool tour tolled into the New York City area in mid-November, and there were telltale signs this was not your typical happening. Sure, Tool is an “event” live and there really is no other show like it on earth. That is not an exaggeration. Take the best arena Rock or Metal show you’ve ever seen and ratchet it up to eleven! That is what we are talking about here. In addition to the power of the record-breaking release of Fear Inoculum (Tool Disectional, Volcano, RCA) we were going to get to hear new songs live, some for the first time ever. All the stress Tool fans felt about the wait for the album and how would it be received have all melted away. Time for this very big deal of a show. Continue reading →
Happy New Tool album Day! Fear Inoculum (RCA REcords/Volcano)is out now!This may very well have surpassed the Slipknot and Rammstein albums in terms of hype! You can read our 9 / 10 review or flip back to all our recent coverage here! Apparently there is a big tour announcement coming tomorrow from the band as well. Stay tuned to Ghost Cult for details! Go ahead and purchase and stream the album now!Continue reading →
Critics and fans alike have been getting a lot of teases from members of Tool regarding a new album, and whether it will actually happen in 2018. Adam Jones has been sharing video and photos showing some new progress here and there. Now in an Instagram Live chat captured by Metal Injection, Jones confirmed that the music for the new album is complete, and lyrics are “coming in hard”. Like everyone else we want to see this new Tool album release soon, as it has been almost 12 years now since 10,000 Days (Volcano) came up in 2006.Continue reading →