Tool, Bring Me The Horizon, Candlemass, Death Angel, Killswitch Engage, I Prevail and Rival Sons Nominated for The 62rd Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards announced their nominees for 2020’s award ceremony, the 62nd edition. Among the nominees across the rock and metal categories are Tool, Bring Me The Horizon, Candlemass (featuring Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath), Death Angel, Killswitch Engage, I Prevail, Rival Sons, Cage The Elephant, Karen O, Bon Iver, Gary Clark Junior and more! You can see all the categories and nominees below. Tool has actually won multiple Grammy awards while Death Angel has never been nominated. Bring Me The Horizon has been nominated for their album Amo (Columbia Records). In the more popular categories, pop sensation Billie Eilish was nominated across all the major categories, a rare feat for a teenager. The 62nd Grammy Awards are once again hosted by Alicia Keys and will take place on January 26th on CBS. 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

Tool Books First Tour of Australia and New Zealand in Seven Years

Tool and Frontier Touring have announced the band will perform in arenas across Australia and New Zealand in February 2020 — their first shows in both countries in seven years. The tour comes off the back of the band’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, and their first new record in 13 years, the No. 1 ARIA album “Fear Inoculum”. The band is on tour in the USA, Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan’s (vocals) putting on their customary visual and auditory tour de force concert events.  Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Despised Icon – Purgatory

So here I am tasked to review the new Despised Icon album, Purgatory (Nuclear Blast). The easy route for most skeptical heavy music reviewers is to just proclaim it as another Despised Icon release, give it a quick write-up and denounce Deathcore as the scourge of metal. Sure, I could trudge down that path, call it a day and down some more adult beverages, but that’s not quite it. Truth be told, I was looking forward to Purgatory. Continue reading

Tool To Release Deluxe Book Edition of “Fear Inoculum”

Tool is releasing an expanded book edition of their global smash hit Fear Inoculum the collection slated for a Dec. 13 release. The new version of the album includes 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded 56-page booklet with additional never-before-seen art, a download of the groundbreaking immersive visual experience (video), “Recusant Ad Infinitum,” and a CD. Pre-order at the link below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Anacrusis Reissues – Manic Impressions and Screams and Whispers

After re-releasing their first two albums back in September, Metal Blade have now moved onto the remastered and repackaged third and fourth albums from St. Louis progressive thrash act Anacrusis. Continue reading

Tool Extends Their North American Tour Dates Into 2020

Deep in the thick of their massive USA tour supporting their global #1 charting, record-breaking album smash new album Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/RCA), Tool has added additional tour dates for 2020. The new dates kick off on Jan. 10 in San Diego. Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Nov.15 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of VIP packages available exclusively to Tool Army members via the link below this Wednesday, Nov.13 at 10 am local time. Continue reading