Sad news this morning in that it appears Volto! and Pigmy Love Circus guitarist John Z has recently suffered from a serious stroke. My understanding of the US Medical system, is that it’s mostly a joke, so financially John appears to be under much strain. A Gofundme account has been set up, and I’d encourage those with a few spare dollars to send some his way. John “Johnny Z” Ziegler… Read More »John Ziegler’s Stroke Recovery Fund
I noticed a post on the Volto! Facebook page about Danny Carey participating in something called Drum Day. Looks like this is an held event in LA on April 8th which serves primarily as a show case for drum equipment. Scheduled for the day is a performance of Danny with Volto, so it doesn’t appear to be a drum clinic as such. Anyway, it’s free by the looks of things,… Read More »Danny Carey at Drum Day
While we sit and wait patiently/impatiently for some kind of Tool news (possibly even tour dates, though that seems to appear more unlikely each passing day), I can update you on a coming Volto! show at the Mint on September 5th. No baked potatoes will be available at this show, however I’m sure the beer will be cold and the music soothing to ones ears. If you’re in Los Angeles… Read More »Volto at The Mint in September
Volto! will be playing at the Mint in Los Angeles next weekend on August 1st. Volto! are Danny Carey, John Ziegler and Lance Morrison. The show is for 21+ and presumably tickets will be at the door. Danny will also be playing with the Webb Allstars at the Baked Potato this coming Thursday the 30th of July. Also playing will be Doug Web, Mitch Forman, Jimmy Earl and John Ziegler.… Read More »Volto! at the Mint on August 1st
Blair has posted his September Tool Newsletter, and it’s one huge advertisement of stuff we already know (coded messages excluded!). It covers: Danny & Puscifer publishing new websites Darklore selling new stuff Volto! playing a gig soon Some Tool tour posters are on sale in the store (some as cheap as $9.99) He also hints that Puscifer may play some shows. Not sure how serious that is, but expect much… Read More »Tool September Newsletter out now!
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… Read More »Incitare Deluxe Bundle now available
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! have released a video today for the track Tocino from their album Incitare. Featuring Danny, Blair are presumably some other cameos, here it is:
Volto! have published a series of dates on their Facebook page, which I presume are tour dates as they celebrate the release of their new album Incitare. Without further fanfare: Sat Aug 3 Yestival Camden NJ Sun Aug 4 Highline Ballroom NYC Mon Aug 5 The Synclair Boston MA Tue Aug 6 Waiting Room Buffalo NY Wed Aug 7 Magic Bag Detroit MI Thur Aug 8 The Grog Shop Cleveland… Read More »Volto! announce East Coast dates
I discovered today that the Volto! website now seems to be up and running, and featured on it is a piece written by Blair where he discusses Danny, Volto! and Synthesizers, in particular the Minimoog he sold Danny. The piece also contains a few answers to the recent quiz posted in the June Tool Newsletter: Over the many years since Danny purchased the Minimoog, its distinctive control panel has, for… Read More »Volto! and Minimoogs