The poll has closed, and I’ve tallied up the votes. 73 readers voted this time around, each selecting up to 10 of their favorite albums of 2019. It was pretty close at the top, with 5 albums only just missing out on the top 10. It’s also a list very strong on progressive rock/metal. I guess this should be no surprise given were Tool fans, but previous lists have generally… Read More »Fourtheye Readers Top 10 albums of 2019
Just a quick reminder that the Fourtheye Best Albums of 2019 poll will be closing at the end of the day today! Get your votes in, and the results will be posted in the next week, as well as my top 10. It’s great to see all the suggestions so far, I know I’ve taken a listen to plenty of the albums you lot have suggested.
The latest Tool newsletter is out, the 2019 Seasonal Newsletter. I had a read, and perhaps there’s some deeper meaning I’m missing, but I don’t see much in the way of Tool news. I assume they’re just taking a break in preparation for a big 2020! One possibly more exciting Tool news, Adam has shared an unboxing video of the new Fear Inoculum book edition (which you can order on… Read More »Tool 2019 Seasonal Newsletter
Another lap around the slowly dying sun, and as it tradition the world creates it’s collection of Best Album lists. Here at Fourtheye I expect we all know that Fear Inoculum will win this poll, but I am interested in your next best 10 albums, regardless of genre. So far, I reckon it’s been a decent year for albums – there’s been many excellent albums, especially on the heavier end… Read More »Fourtheye Readers Best Albums of 2019 poll
Fourtheye forum member Brasko has started a website which is a gallery of tour posters supporting Tool shows. It’s a work in progress at the moment, but a very solid start. Brasko is pretty keen to hear from you should have have decent quality scans of the posters in your collection, so please use the site to get in touch! You can find the site here: http://tool-posters.com/
Pre-sales seemed to go pretty well for most Fourtheye readers I’ve been in touch with, and some added good news for Sydney fans is the extra Tool show announced for the 18th of February. There’s no pre-sale for that show – all tickets go on sale tomorrow with the public sale. Speaking of which, the public sale of the remaining tickets for all shows kicks off once more at 2pm… Read More »Second Sydney Tool show added!
Update 20/11 14:48 ACST: A second Melbourne show has been announced for the 23rd of February. Presale starts at 3:30pm local time. No word of a second Sydney show at this point, but I think it’s a matter of time. Brisbane show also seems to be selling quite strongly… Update 20/11 12:23 ACST: The NZ show presale sold out in under 7 minutes. A second show for the 29th has… Read More »Tool Australia 2020 tour presales guide!
Earlier this week a fellow Fourtheye comrade pointed me towards an excellent interview by Jon D’Auria featuring Justin Chancellor from Tool. Found in issue 5 of Bass Magazine it’s a pretty good read, especially for 4-string aficionados: Every song feels very complete. Do you feel that you were able to achieve your full potential, front to back? When you’re in the studio, there is always the element of asking if… Read More »Justin Chancellor talks to Bass Magazine
As we expected, Tool have this morning announced dates for Australia and New Zealand in February 2020. The tour kicks off in Perth on the 14th, and then wrapping up in Auckland on the 28th: TOOL IN CONCERT With special guest to be announced AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND FEBRUARY 2020 Presented by Frontier Touring + The Rock (NZ) FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via frontiertouring.com/tool Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 20 November (2pm… Read More »Tool announce Fear Inoculum tour Down Under
Wanting to throw some more of your fatass dirty dollars at Tool? Today is your lucky day! Rather than announcing the vinyl edition of the album that we really want, we get the opportunity to buy an expanded book edition of the CD you likely already own: The new iteration of Fear Inoculum includes 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded 56 page booklet with additional never-before-seen… Read More »Fear Inoculum Expanded Book Edition