CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Killing Joke: Live at The Barclays Center

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

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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 Scores Number One Album on The Billboard Artist 100 Chart

As the internet melts down over the overwhelming success of Tool’s global domination with their smash hit album Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/Volcano/RCA), selling a whopping quarter of a million physical copies, the band continues to rake in awards. Not only did they score a number one on the Billboard Top 200 spot to knock off huge pop stars such as Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, but the band has also now captured the top rank on The Billboard Artist 100 Chart. This is equally difficult for a progressive metal band to achieve, especially in the age of streaming. 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 REVIEW: Tool – Fear Inoculum

You are not really ready for the new Tool album.

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Pharlee – Pharlee

There’s somethin’ incestuous a-brewin’ in San Diego: a fluid drift from band to band and back again, like the returning wisps of smoke from that latest joint exhalation. This is Zach Oakley’s second journey through my cans in as many months, while more of his friends in Psych outfits JOY and Harsh Toke make yet another union in the form of the drenched riffage of Pharlee. Continue reading

Volcano – The Island

For some time now, Californian Psych junkie Zach Oakley has wanted to team up with his percussionist brother Matt, and this wish has finally materialised with new project Volcano. Debut album The Island (Tee Pee Records) is a million miles away from the weird Blues of Harsh Toke, Joy, and Loom, from where the quintet has been culled: introducing African rhythms to whacked-out jams and creating an unusual yet vibrant concoction. Continue reading