There’s a great newish interview out with Aenima and Lateralus producer David Bottrill spoke with Joel Martin back in May this year. I’ve only just got around to listening to it, and can report it’s excellent discussion regarding two of Tool‘s finest albums, and well worth your time!
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A quick public service announcement today – the Fear Inoculum Vinyl Box Set is super cheap on Amazon today – only $72.90. Now’s a great time to buy a copy if you haven’t already!
There’s a cool new video from synth whiz Peter Grenader which outlines the recent work undertaken to upgrade Danny’s Toolbox synth. This device was made famous as an accompaniment for Chocolate Chip Trip, as well as being a focal point for Danny’s live drum solo during Tool shows.
Update: pre-orders for this release are now available on Amazon, feel free to use this link! Fourtheye gets a small commission from these sales, so it’s a nice way to support the site without making a donation! Tool continued the onslaught on our wallets today by announcing yet another Fear Inoculum variant – this time a relatively standard LP edition: Fear Inoculum is the Grammy winning masterpiece from Tool. Following… Read More »Fear Inoculum Black Vinyl 180G 3LP
There’s a new Adam Jones interview from Revolver today, where he reflects on the creative process behind the Tool album Lateralus. Here’s a snippet regarding the composition of Schism: “Justin is a riff-writing machine, and I love him for it,” he says, recalling how the bassist started off that cut. “One of us brings in a riff, and it gets kind of pulled apart, tugged at, in our process. Dan… Read More »Adam Jones looks back on Lateralus
There’s a pretty interesting interview with Opiate2 video producer Dominic Hailstone up on Salival.fr. He speaks about a range things, including his background, working with Adam Jones and hinting at further work to come with Tool: And so when did you meet Adam Jones?He contacted me around the time of The Eel, then the first time I met him was at an art gallery.We got on and agreed it would be… Read More »Dominic Hailstone discusses Opiate2
For those still waint for their copies of the new Opiate2 Blu-Ray, you can checkout a preview of the video on their Youtube channel. It’s only a 3 minute preview for now, but I expect at some point they will release the full clip.
Long time Tool artistic collaborator Mackie Osbourne has had another chat with the The Vinyl Guide. This time she covers the process behind the creation of the new Tool release – the Fear Inoculum Deluxe LP. Mackie talks about the time it’s taken to get the design up and running, details on the manufacturing process, the etching and much more. She also talks a little about future vinyl plans for… Read More »Mackie Osbourne on Fear Inoculum Vinyl
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but according to a recent chat Danny Carey had with the Cleveland Scene, we can expect that new Tool music may not be too far away: I’m sure it won’t take us this long for the next one. We even had some stuff left over from the last one that we’ll develop. We have head starts on three or four new songs… Read More »Danny talks up new songs and Live DVD
After 10 years, Tool have finally released at least part of the “curveball” – the re-recorded Opiate now known as Opiate2 (or Opiate squared). This Opiate2 audio stream can be listened to on Spotify, Apple, or your streaming service of choice. The Opiate2 video was created by Dominic Hailstone and it won’t be released until the 18th of March. You can buy it in physical media form in that fancy… Read More »Tool release Opiate 2 audio stream