Earlier this week, Tool began teasing something related to their 10.000 Days album. They have shared another teaser on Instagram, touting a collectible involving that album coming soon. We don’t know exactly what it is, but we are excited! Other than releasing pricey vinyl collections, Tool has been ominously mum since the end of their Fear Inoculum World Tourearlier this year. In a recent interview with Rick Beato, frontman Maynard James Keenan laid out the next year of activity for one of his bands – Puscifer, who has been super busy with live streams, and new live-in-the-studio albums coming soon.
Other than releasing pricey vinyl collections, Tool has been ominously mum since the end of their Fear Inoculum World Tour earlier this year. In a recent interview with Rick Beato, frontman Maynard James Keenan laid out the next year of activity for one of his bands – Puscifer, who has been super busy with live streams, and new live-in-the-studio albums coming soon. Yet, little mention of Tool or a perfect circle. As first reported by Metal Injection, the band is now teasing something cool, possibly related to their classic album 10,000 Days, which had a 15 year anniversary in 2021. We will follow up when we know more!
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.
Ibaraki is the new solo project from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, and Rashomon is released through Nuclear Blast, having been over a decade in the making. The name translates as “Wild Trees”, but is also taken from a terrifying Japanese demon of feudal legend, and the concept is a profound affirmation of Heafy’s Japanese-American heritage, incorporating a number of different musical styles. Although the main inspiration clearly sits within the black etal genre, taking influence from the experience of Emperor’s Ihsahn, who co-produced, and whose quirkier ideas from his solo work are peppered throughout the release. Continue reading →
Puscifer will bring their theatrical and immersive live show to stages across the USA this summer their first full tour since 2016. They will also appear at Bonnaroo Festival. Featuring Maynard James Keenan (Tool, a perfect circle), Mat Mitchell, and Carina Round tour in support of their album from 2020, Existential Reckoning (Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG). The dates, which kick off June 9 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, include the group’s largest scale performances to date with shows slated for Los Angeles’ venerable Greek Theatre (site of Keenan’s one-time-only Cinquanta mini festival), Brooklyn’s movie palace-turned-concert-hall Kings Theater and the state-of-the-art Mission Ballroom in Denver. Moodie Black will open all dates. Watch a music video from Agent Dick Merkin of Pusciforce, with his report. Tickets go on-sale Feb. 18th, 2022 at the link below.
As we previously reported, Puscifer is launching Puscifer TV on November 12th, an on-demand service for the bands video content past, [present, and future. Newly announced is the Maynard James Keenan’s (Tool, aperfectcircle) led “A Curmudgeon’s Guide To Divine Collisions And Pythagorean Oenology” special. It features a candid one-on-one conversation from 2016 “A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things” Book Tour.” The one-on-one conversation with Keenan finds the musician/vintner in New York City discussing the New York Times Best Seller, “A Perfect Union of Contrary Things.” Moderated by legendary radio producer Roxy Myzal, the hour-plus conversation covers all facets of Keenan’s life. The special also will see the debut of the never-before-seen video “Gallileo.” The additional title joins the previously announced Puscifer TV releases arriving on Nov. 12 (with pre-orders available now via Puscifer.com): “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti,” “Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $hot by Puscifer,” and “What Is… Puscifer.” An accompanying capsule collection featuring exclusive merch items is also available via the band’s website. Watch the trailer now
Coming up next week in Sacramento, California, the sold-out Aftershock Festival has announced their full weekend performance times and running order, Onsite Experiences, and Food & Beverage Offerings for the four day long music fest. Metallica will headline two nights with The Original Misfits, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Anthrax, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Volbeat, Testament,Gojira, Mastodon, Seether, Mudvayne, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Mammoth WVH, and tons more bands. It takes place October 7-10 Festival at Discovery Park!
Tool has announced a massive run of 2022 tour tour dates, spending 3 months traversing the U.S. followed by a month of European dates. Tickets Available This Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021. Blonde Redhead opens on dates from Jan. 10 to Feb. 10. The Acid Helps opens from Feb. 19 to March 20.
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).