Volto – features Danny

Volto and The Chat

More Volto news on Toolband/Army. It looks like they’re playing on October 30th at the Baked Potato. In case you’ve forgotten Volto include Danny Carey, John Ziegler, Kirk Covington and Lance Morrison. It’s also been reported that Eddie Van Halen was as on of John Ziegler’s regular jam nights. No word on whether he actually played or not.

Toolarmy members shouldn’t forget about the TA Chat on this Wednesday (Thursday afternoon for us Aussies) the 12th of October. Still no details yet but I’d expect the chats to be in the evening US Pacific Time. 6pm PST is 11am the following day in Australian Eastern Standard time. If you’re there say hello to me (Hellboy), as I’m always happy to chat with you guys! Presuming of course there’s no server meltdown….

If you need help working out which time the chat starts in your part of the world, use this helpful tool.

Volto, Tool Spam, Torrents, Girl Shorts!

A few updates on Toolband/Army.

Firstly, Volto are playing at the La Ve Lee Club in LA on the 15th of September, and then at the Knitting Factory in LA on the 28th of September. Tickets see out in advance apparently so make sure you make arrangements, rather than just rocking up at the door. Don’t forget to ask Danny about the new CD, and see which cryptical answer he can come up with this time.

Toolband also reports that the Estrofest is on today! The 14th of September starting at 8:00pm at Cinespace on Hollywood Boulevard. Spiral Eyes will be featured, amongst others. Plenty of women will be wearing shorts apparently (well maybe not). Who likes short shorts?

ToolArmy today informed us that they will never send emails with attachments to members. My advice is if you’re silly enough to open unextected and strange attachments, then by all means do so. You’re probably better off not having a computer that works. If you are that stupid, please invest in some sort of Anti-Virus software. There are free ones you know….

Last but not least, Torrent users may want to check out a site called which has a shitload of bootleg live shows, many from usually hard to get artists. One of them is a nice DVD bootleg for the recent Tool show in San Diego. Pretty good quality, though pretty big at around 4 Gig. Broadband users should check it out!

Joshua Davis Updates

Found this on Toolarmy this morning, apparently an update (source unknown) from Joshua Davis regarding the new CD, Website, and other stuff.

Joshua Davis (Grandmaster Flash) Spark 05 Hamilton

On Tool:

Recording began recently – as in August (dates and pics from Adam’s myspace are accurate).

No suggestion of a possible release date for the album or new website(s).

The website will be updated when finances are made available to direct into the project – money is currently tied up with recording.

The band funds promotions/videos etc. for itself only using the ‘label’ for distribution of the album/cd.

Touring revenue accounts for the majority of the bands income – very little is made from album sales.

T-shirt/Poster/Album art may come from some of Joshua’s flash animations.

More footage was shot during rehearsal of the new material and may appear in some form later. He is unable to make it available until the album is out (for obvious reasons).

Each rehearsal (approx. 1p – 4p daily) would begin with playing a few old songs (see Lateralus clip) and then move into the new stuff.

Hope this is helpful to someone and i haven’t made too many errors.

There have also been a couple of other posts from Blair on Toolband in the last week, none regarding the signed vinyl, but one saying that Volto! will be playing later this week (possibly even tonight). If you’re somewhere in LA and you go and see it, let me know what it was like!

Lateralus Vinyl Sold Out!

It looks like the Lateralus Vinyl has either sold out or been removed from the Tool site. I can assure you all it did appear for a few hours last night, and was still available when I went to bed (about 10:30 Australian EST). It seems to be gone this morning, so if you didn’t get one, I’d imagine you’ve missed out. Just have to wait until it arrives in the stores I guess. Hopefully the release gets distributed outside of the United States so that the many international Tool fans who missed out last night can enjoy it.

Blair has posted on the site that the Autographed Copies are NOT yet available, but will be made available to Toolarmy Members in the near future.

He also mentioned stuff about John Ziegler, Volto and possible guest musicians coming up in August. Does anyone in LA go to this stuff?

Danny’s schedule

Another post from Blair on Toolband, this time relating to Danny’s appearances in the coming weeks.

On Wednesday July 27th he’ll be appearing with Scott Kinsey (of Tribal Tech) and Steve Tavaglione (sax and EWI) at the La Ve Lee jazz club in Studio City (12514 Ventura Blvd. 818-980-8158). Sounds interesting.

He’ll also be playing with Pigmy Love Circus on the 6th of August, coming straight from the recording studio.

Last but not least Volto! will be playing La Ve Lee on the 18th of August and then The Baked Potato (3787 Caguenga Blvd, West, Studio City – 818-980-1615) on August 25th.

Presuming Tool are still recording in August as is suggested in this post, that would effectively mean we won’t be seeing the results of this session until maybe October at the earliest. Maybe we’ll get something else in the meantime…….

BMB Ramblings

Blair has once again made a couple of posts on Toolband/army. A lot of fluff but a few interesting things.

Firstly Volto and Pigmy Love Circus should be playing in August, when Danny is less busy with his other band. Secondly the Pigmy’s seem to have a myspace site here.

Finally, and more importantly to us Tool fans, that he’ll reveal further information on “this ‘Teleincision’ business that I keep getting emails about.”.

Who know’s what’ll be revealed. My instincts tell me that he’ll deny that Teleincision is anything to do with Tool, and that after paragraphs of unrelated stories, possibly involving religious relics, there’s no further information on their new CD/DVD/Range of Designer Backpacks.

Feel free to prove me wrong Blair…..

Prying Open

About two years ago, I discovered RSS feeds. As simple method of streaming information and news from a correctly set up website.

Shortly after that I discovered a Blog, the Living Colour Blog, which outlined the news and events of the band Living Colour. It included an RSS feed, which I find makes life very easy to collect the kind of information I wanted about the band.

Today, as I searched for some information on my favorite band, Tool, I found that there was no such equivalent website/RSS feed. So here it is.

The goals of this Blog include not only collecting Tool news and events, but also the various side projects and other goings on involving the four members of Tool. This will include, but is not restricted to A Perfect Circle, Pigmy Love Circus, etc.

This site is not meant to override any of the other great Tool recources out there, this is simply to provide an RSS link to the information, as well as some possible commentry on the events.

Thanks for joining me on this ride, and feel free to comment at any time, as well as submitting any information that I and any other Tool finds may find useful.


Incitare Deluxe Bundle now available

Kat messaged me this morning to let me know that the new Volto! album Incitare is now available for order as part of a Deluxe Bundle. According to the site the bundle includes:

  • Exclusive, limited edition, 180 gram audiophile Vinyl edition of the album Incitare featuring the limited edition album artwork, an etching of the VOLTO! “Shock Rat” (same design as the T-shirt) on Side D, designed by Adam Jones of Tool and embossed logo. Autographed by the band and limited to 1,000 total units.
  • Limited edition, hand-made screen print of the Rick Griffin artwork on HOLOGRAPHIC paper – the image to the left is only a SAMPLE because we can’t digitally capture how cool this print looks in-person. Each print is hand pulled on cover-weight paper and crafted by Triple Stamp Press. Limited Edition of 1,000 units.
  • A VOLTO! “Shock Rat” T-shirt designed by Adam Jones of Tool. Extra-soft 50/50 T-shirt hand-printed, using a special Discharge Ink process which creates the image on the shirt by removing dye, leaving the feel of no ink at all while maintaining a high-quality print image.
  • A CD Copy of the album
  • High quality Instant Digital Download of the full album (.wav format)

The website has converted the cost to Australia Dollars for me ($119) and I presume it’s a little different in whatever country you live in. It’s not a bad deal, around the price I expected though it does include a little more than I anticipated. Considering it’s autographed and comes with a shirt and print I don’t think it’s bad value.

I don’t think this will sell out especially quickly, but if you’re keen to get one I wouldn’t procrastinate too long…

You can order the bundle here.

Volto!’s Incitare now streaming

Volto!’s debut album Incitare is now streaming via the Rolling Stone website. It goes on sale via Amazon and iTunes very soon, and presumably physical media will be on sale early in August.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Volto! Tocino!

Volto! have released a video today for the track Tocino from their album Incitare. Featuring Danny, Blair are presumably some other cameos, here it is:

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