Watch Tool Perform “7empest” Live for the First Time

Tool performed their Grammy-winning song “7empest” from their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum yesterday in Sydney Australia where they performed at Qudos Bank Arena.“7empest”, The track won the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy at the 62nd annual ceremony, which was held last month in Los Angeles.

“7empest” features a chorus riff that guitarist Adam Jones had written more than two decades ago. Bassist Justin Chancellor told Visions magazine that the riff almost made it to TOOL’s previous album.

“We tried to use that riff on ‘10,000 Days’, but it was only good, not great, so we didn’t use it,” he said. “In the end, our way of writing music is a long process of experimentation. We enjoy the luxury of taking this very seriously and giving it the time that it needs.”