A great new interview with Ænima and Lateralus producer David Bottrill has appeared on Youtube this week. He speaks with Warren Huart on the Produce Like A Pro channel, discussing a range of production related topics. Included in this is his work with King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Muse, Remy Zero and of course – Tool. Here’s the video: Some interesting information in the recording of No Quarter at around the… Read More »David Bottrill on producing Tool, King Crimson and more!
A couple of announcements from Puscifer today, the first being confirmation of a European tour in 2023. This is preceded by a few warm up dates in the US in May as they play a couple of festivals with Tool. We’re heading to Europe for the first time since 2016, and we’re doing a few U.S. dates ahead of the trek overseas. Tickets for all of the headlining dates are… Read More »Puscifer announce US & European tour dates + Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired
Great news for Ohio Tool fans this morning, with news that they will be joining the Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus. The festival, which takes place May 2023 features Tool on the 25th and Puscifer on the 27th: There’s some pretty decent acts on the bill, including Malevolence, Queens of the Stone Age, Knocked Loose, Deftones, Ho99o9 and The Bronx. Pre-sales via the Sonic Temple website kick off soon
It’s New Years Day here in Oz, and what better way to celebrate than with a few tunes! Here’s my top 10 for 2022, in some vague semblance of order: Author & Punisher – Krüller Tristan Shone uses an array of hand crafted machinery to generate his beautiful industrial noise. Krüller is one of the best sounding Industrial albums in a year with many great releases for the genre. As… Read More »Hellboys Top 10 albums of 2022
As the band promised earlier this week, the special edition Tool Fetus in Skull Maquette is now available to preorder. It is US$500 for the regular one, and US$1000 for a signed copy (though these have sold out it appears). More detail on this item from the Toolband store: Inspired by the 10,000 Days and Lateralus album artwork(s) by Alex Grey. Each collectible figure is cast in Polyresin, individually hand… Read More »Fetus in Skull Half-Scale Maquette now available
Tool have announced their first date for 2023 – the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Florida during May. Also joining them on the lineup are Puscifer (though not on the same day): There are some good bands on the lineup, though Friday and Saturday are pretty light on. I’d be checking out Queens of the Stone Age, Converge, Malevolence, Knocked Loose, Deftones, The Mars Volta and Deafheaven. Festivals are not… Read More »Tool added to Rockville 2023
Adam Jones and various other bits of Tool social media were teasing at some kind of new release a week or so ago, and this morning it appears to have been revealed as some kind of limited edition Fetus and Skull ornament: According to the marketing I expect these to go on sale on the 16th of December, 2022. No indication as to how much this will cost, but I… Read More »Tool Fetus in Skull Maquette coming soon
The next release from Adam Jones‘ collaboration with Gibson is a set of Epiphone Silverbursts, each adorned with an art piece selected by the Tool guitar player. The first release features Mark Ryden’s “The Veil of Bees.” and is now available to order. There will be 800 of each edition, and the US sale price is $1,299. “When I think of art, I see both the visual and the aural… Read More »Epiphone Adam Jones Art Collection
A somewhat cryptic post appeared across Tool‘s social media accounts today, hinting at something new coming soon – based on hashtags it’s implied that it may be 10,000 Days related. Check it out: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tool (@toolmusic) As to what it is? Perhaps the long awaited vinyl release of the record. Maybe it’ll just be more blankets? I guess we’ll have to wait… Read More »Tool tease something coming soon….
This Tuesday night the 27th of September is the second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert, and it was announced recently that Tool‘s Danny Carey has joined the list of guests for the evening. No word on who Danny will be performing with, but with members of Yes and Rush on the lineup, prog fans worldwide could be in for an interesting night! It’s not really confirmed yet if this show will… Read More »Danny Carey added to Taylor Hawkins Tribute lineup