New Tool Website

Looks like Tool have made the switch this morning from their old Toolband site to the new Full Screen Direct service.  There seem to be a number of problems (a few usability issues, some 404’s invalid SSL certificates) but otherwise seems to work for the most part.  I haven’t had much of a chance to delve into the social aspect of the site, or the Toolarmy “bits” so will render final judgement for later.

A couple of interesting points:

  • The old Toolarmy now seems to be completely gone.  I would have preferred to see it archived personally. RIP Toolarmy!
  • 10,000 Days still isn’t mentioned in the releases section.  Decoy album confirmed?

Interested to hear your collective thoughts on the update?

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hexagone
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hexagone

Speechless…..just..wow. It’s finally over. End of an era.

jarid
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jarid

Has anyone found the newsletters?

Baseball_TOOL
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Baseball_TOOL

By the beard of Zeus… The motherfucking newsletters are gone.

Curveball exposed!!

Sollus
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Sollus

I really like the look of the site and it has a mobile version too! BUT the site isn’t secured. I’d be pretty hard pressed to save any personal information there because of this until they at least enable https. They may switch to a secure site when you go through with purchasing something but I have yet to do that on this new redesign so someone will have to confirm that.

Undertowjones
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Undertowjones

Ahhhhh great to see some new stuff gearing up,.. but I was just thinking , what ever happened to the golden ticket winners with the opiate reissue? What did they win ? What happened with that whole deal?

lukas
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lukas

As HB mentioned, 10.000 Days is still not listed in the releases section.
This can only mean one thing 😉 :

The real reason why the new album isn’t out yet is due to 10.000 days being a decoy album. The infamous 10.000 days PUZZLE provides the link to the REAL album which still has not been found. Tool won’t release any new material until the real 10.000 days album is found by someone.
Makes sense?

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

Wasn’t 10K listed on the old site? I remember this being the case.

nxrm
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nxrm

10,000 Days was not listed on the old site: neither in the Albums nor the Lyrics section.

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

Huh, that’s curious. I could’ve sworn I’d seen it.

Oh well.

nxrm
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nxrm

‘10,000 Days’ is now listed in the Releases section. No lyrics, but the artwork and track list are up.

BellJH
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BellJH

Looks fine. Not exactly revolutionary – this should have been done 10 years ago! My main issue is that the animated graphic at the top of the page is too clunky and stop-start. It should run seamlessly. Also the glaring security issue.

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

Seems to still be in the process of being built. Maybe 10000 days not being on there is just to create a talking point? Or maybe they really were not that happy with it – hence only 1 video and no vinyl. Wonder who did the artwork for the skeleton – looks more like new Opiate bloke than Alex Grey…

DRURY
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DRURY

10KD isn’t on there cuz they lazily didn’t add it. Shocking.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

I just bought tickets to the San Bernadino show. That should be pretty awesome!

The new website is beautiful and I had no issues with lag on the animation as someone had mentioned here.

It is curious indeed that 10,000 Days is not listed in releases… Interesting…

Does anybody know, does this round of VIP experience include a ticket to the show? It’s worded a little funny on the website.

nxrm
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nxrm

VIP does include a ticket to the show.

Maynerd
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Maynerd

Newsletters are there. Just impressively obfuscated.
Very impressive, I must say.

Sollus
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Sollus

where are they?

lumps
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lumps

I had a feeling last year that they would update their website. However, it is weird that 10,000 Days is not in the releases.

They need to secure their website ASAP.

I like the new look over-all besides a few small issues.

Hey, hellboy1975, what’s up with the FAQ section on the website? It’s all in Latin, and from I can tell, it’s just a bunch of gibberish.

rinkwhopper
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rinkwhopper
DeadGuyAle
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DeadGuyAle

It looks secure to me?

https://www.toolband.com

Why does Lateralus have 2017 above it, while the other releases have their actual release date?

Intension
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Intension

I’m sure they are still in the process of completing it. The one major difference I see is that it has lyrics written out. Didn’t they usually never use to release these? It’s nice to see something new though. I’ll always take Any progress with this band!

nighserenity
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nighserenity

If you have not created a webstore login, what happens to your old Tool Army password?

nxrm
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nxrm

I logged in using the email and passwords associated with my ToolArmy account.

If that doesn’t work for you I’d try the Forgot Password option.

You might also try the following website: https://www.fullscreendirect.com/contact

If they can’t help you, they may be able to forward it to whomever is overseeing the Tool website transition.

nighserenity
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nighserenity

Thanks, I’ll try emailing them. I couldn’t get it to work, even with forgot password option.

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

erm Chris Cornell is dead…

chonus
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chonus

So you can comment and like posts on the tool website now?

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

Oh wow I just finalized the transaction for the VIP experience in Sacramento… Oh wow…. awesome!

I’ll let you guys know how it goes.

bloo-mune
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bloo-mune

At risk of sounding like a professional jackass … Nothing new except some graphics and everything being linked to full screen direct. Actually a whole lot more was removed than anything being added. I posted to Full Screen Direct MONTHS ago. So we have a glorified/unified and nerfed website. Hopefully, there’s a lot more coming other than handing the keys over to full screen. At least Dissectional is still there … for now.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

My guess would be they intend to add some things. I feel like it’s good cause to get excited because a move has been made now. Let’s hope for momentum to continue.

adoxnz
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adoxnz

New graphic at the top / intro page is dope AFFFFF imo! I hope they elaborate on that style & theme in the new art & videos… psychedelic steampunky kinda. Alex is a little bit lacking subtlety these days…

I think the layout is a bit cluttered. The curvy background lines don’t integrate seamlessly and the placing / formatting of the dates is weird. Nit pick though. Have only looked at the front page.

Can’t help but take an update as a sign of things moving behind the scenes (june release confirmed). Progress m80