Thirty years ago today, Tool released their debut album Undertow (Zoo Entertainment/Volcano). Following the industry buzz of their EP Opiate a year earlier, the band catapulted to mainstream success on the back of singles and disturbing videos and MTV staples such as “Sober,” “Prison Sex” and “Intolerance.” Check out this playlist of undertow content and read our retrospective review from its 25-year anniversary. Continue reading
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CONCERT REVIEW: Cult of Luna, Russian Circles, and Svalbard Live at Wizemann Club
As someone who also tours, it is always a treat when a familiar band is playing in the city you are in when you happen to be on your day off. This time it was Cult of Luna, in Stuttgart, Germany. And to say that I was lucky on this, would be an understatement, as Cult of Luna delivered and learning of the existence of Svalbard UK was an extra treat.
ALBUM REVIEW: Desert Storm – Death Rattle
A sense of balance is important to so many things in life … and Desert Storm get it right with Death Rattle (APF Records).
Power Trip Festival 2023 Officially Announces Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Guns N Roses, and Tool as Headliners
The details and official poster for Power Trip festival, the metal and rock-themed sequel to Desert Trip fest in 2016. Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Tool will headline the fest. Guns n Roses will headline Friday Night, AC/DC and Ozzy will headline Saturday, and Metallica and Tool will headline the final night of the festival on Sunday. Hotel packages and early bird tickets go on sale on April 4th. Sign up at the link below to get the first on-sale tickets on April 6th, 2023. The Goldenvoice run three-day event will take place Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8 at the Empire Polo Club In Indio, California, and will “feature legendary rock heavy performers from the 1970s and 1980s.” The official first lineup and poster was revealed on Thursday, March 30, at 7 a.m. The inaugural Power Trip festival was held in 2016 and featured performances by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and The Who.Continue reading
AC/DC, Guns N Roses and Tool to Join Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne the Headliners for Power Trip Festival 2023
According to music industry reliable souce Hits Daily Double, AC/DC, Guns N Roses, and Tool will join the bill of Power Trip festival, the sequel to Desert Trip fest in 2016, but with heavy metal bands. Guns n Roses and Iron Maiden will apparently headline day one of the festival. The Goldenvoice run three-day event will take place Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8 at the Empire Polo Club In Indio, California, and will “feature legendary rock heavy performers from the 1970s and 1980s.” Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne all teased the festivals return with similar social media announcements earlier today. The full festival lineup and further details will be officially revealed on Thursday, March 30, at 7 a.m. The inaugural Power Trip festival was held in 2016 and featured performances by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who.Continue reading
ALBUM REVIEW: Puscifer – Existential Reckoning : Rewired
Puscifer will always be best known as one of the many creative outlets for Tool / A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan, and as an avenue for the most obscure depths of his musical creativity. But the band has always been a collaborative affair, with Keenan working alongside many different artists over the years, with their albums subsequently always providing an infusion of many different ideas and experiences. Existential Reckoning : Rewired (Puscifer Entertainment / Alchemy Recordings/ BMG) is the remix accompaniment to their 2020 album, which itself was a typically avant-garde electro-rock melting pot of futuristic and otherworldly sounds.
Tool Announces a Second “10,000 Days” and “Lateralus” Inspired Collectable Statue by Alex Grey Coming Next Week
Tool has announced another collectible 10,000 Days album artwork-themed collectible statue. The first one was high-priced, but Tool fans snatched them up and sold out quickly. Their second collectible statue ever from the band again is made with their frequent album art collaborator Alex Grey (https://www.cosm.org) and is “The Fetus in Skull Life-Size Sculpture” – Inspired by the 10,000 Days and Lateralus album artwork(s) by Alex Grey. The Fetus in Skull Life-Size Sculpture is a beautiful and unique artwork capturing realistic details in full 1:1 presentation. Serving as a larger, more finished, version of the previously released Maquette study. Limited quantities will be available March 24th @ Noon (EDT). Other than releasing pricey vinyl collections, Tool has recently announced some major festivals with the Danny Wimmer fests.
Louder Than Life 2023 Books Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, and More!
After cementing its title as America’s Biggest Rock Festival with a record-breaking attendance of over 170,000 in 2022, Louder Than Life returns bigger and better than ever on September 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023 to Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. One of the top music events of the year, Louder Than Life will feature performances from a spectacular list of rock artists including Foo Fighters, Green Day (making their DWP festival debut), Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Turnstile, Rancid, Falling In Reverse, 311, Pierce The Veil, Run The Jewels, Corey Taylor, Coheed and Cambria, Royal Blood, Parkway Drive, Bad Omens, BABYMETAL and many more. General Admission And VIP Passes are on sale now starting at $10 down at the link below. Watch the teaser video here:
Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Dio, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Tool, and More Named to The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone has announced its list of The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Songs of All Time, and this list….a curious one. Selected by the staff of RS, formerly the world’s most important music magazine, in the 1960s and 70s, has a good list, no doubt. Only a few bands from this list made this century, and weirder still, a good portion of the list is really hard rock and not remotely metal. All the usual suspects Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Dio, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Danzig, Megadeth, that you would have expected are here. Many of your faves are not represented. There are at least a few Death Metal and Black Metal bands. Cool. Lamb of God, is not. Still, people love lists so get ready to be big-time mad!
ALBUM REVIEW: In Flames – Foregone
“My momma always said life was like a new In Flames album. You never know what you’re going to get”. Okay, so opening with a paraphrased Forrest Gump quote might seem a little harsh but, considering the Swedish melodeath act’s somewhat less than consistent form since the early 2000s, not entirely without cause. Without a single original left member to their name and being unable to keep a steady line-up since 2008, it’s not entirely surprising to find In Flames has gone from the brink of global domination to struggling to keep themselves near the top of the pile.