Dumb and Dumbest # 239: Memes and Virality

If you have your finger on the pulse of what is going on in pop culture, or even just within your scene, you can use relevant content like memes to engage your fans, and perhaps, go viral! Dumb and Dumbest #239 is streaming live now and it’s all about Memes and Virality with guest co-host Keefy from www.GhostCultMag.com. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

The New Tool Album “Fear Inoculum is finally released!

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

ALBUM PREVIEW: We Have Heard the New Tool Album and Here is What We Think So Far

Ghost Cult had the opportunity to visit RCA Records’ headquarters in New York City to take part in an exclusive Tool listening event for press for Fear Inoculum, releasing on August 30th. We appreciate being counted among the major media in attendance and getting to experience this highly anticipated new album. Although this is not a full review (check back next week), this contains our initial thoughts on Tool album number six. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest #215: Tool (G-Money Returns)

 

Some bands have to hustle and grind to get their name out there, and other bands like Tool, for better or worse, get to build a mystery. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #215 is streaming now and it’s all about Tool (G-Money Returns)! Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Maynard James Keenan Tweets: The New Tool Album Will Release Between May and July

In yet another message from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, he has given his opinion on how much work is left before Tool can release its new album. He opines that the album will be out between May and July, that the band is mid-way through with mixing and has more work to do still. Still, this is encouraging news in the seemingly never-ending cat and mouse game the band, the fans and members of the press are playing with each other. This comes after Keenan answered a fan on Twitter that the album would not be out in April as Danny Carey said it would ‘likely” be at The NAMM show! Continue reading

Maynard James Keenan Casts Doubt On New Tool Album Coming This April

By answering a tweet last night, Maynard James Keenan has quelled some of the excitement from last week when Danny Carey apparently revealed the release of the new Tool album was to be this April of May. Responding to a fan question about the album and if it was indeed coming this April, Keenan replied “No”. He has yet to respond to other posts in the thread. This was on the heels of Danny Carey sharing that the album would ‘likely” release in April or May, followed by the band uploading new visualizers o their official website. Of course, Tool are master manipulators of the media (mea culpa) and notorious funsters who love prodding their eager fanbase with mind games, practical jokes, and fake outs. They have done this since the beginning of their career. We’ll keep following this story as it develops. Continue reading