Weekly Update 4-June-2018

Been a couple of weeks since our last update. with the Tool world mostly quiet since the recent festival dates and clinics.  Here’s a few little bits & pieces you might find interesting though: The making of Justin’s Warwick Bass Stream Yob’s “Our Raw Heart” A Perfect Circle continue across Europe The Pieces Fit – Tool’s Cult of Meaning Albums of the week: Baptists, TesseracT, Null Apostle, High Priestess, Wax… Read More »Weekly Update 4-June-2018

Weekly Update 21-March-2018

I should probably call this something other than a “Weekly” update.  Anyway, I have a few bits and pieces I haven’t posted yet, so here we are!  In this “weeks’ issue: Yob announce new album Legend of the Seagullmen competition Matthew Santoro’s Higher Power Albums you should check out! Yob announce new album Yob have toured with Tool a few times now, and are a favorite among many Tool fans. … Read More »Weekly Update 21-March-2018

Aussie readers: Don’t forget Yob this August!

Just in case you guys have forgotten, Tool touring buddies Yob are hitting our Australian shores this August for a range of shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The great news for me is that an Adelaide show was added to the tour, which wasn’t included in the original announcement. I’ll be there, and am really looking forward to it. Dates for the tour are: Perth – August… Read More »Aussie readers: Don’t forget Yob this August!

Yob announce Australian tour

Eugene Doom metal band and recent Tool support act Yob have announced several dates for a tour Down Under: Witness Yob on their first ever Australian tour on the following dates: Perth – August 19 – Rosemount Hotel Melbourne – August 21 – Max Watt’s Sydney – August 22 – Manning Bar Brisbane – August 23 – Crowbar Tickets on sale now through http://lifeisnoise.com.au/, Oztix and venue outlets. Sadly they… Read More »Yob announce Australian tour

My Top 10 Albums of 2014

It’s taken me a while (mostly since I’ve been away) but after much procrastination I’ve finally come up with my Top 10 Albums for 2014. This year, I found I had trouble making a top 10, not because I hadn’t listened to much, but because I felt while there were many good albums, there weren’t that many that moved into the great “automatic top 10” selection category. Still, in the… Read More »My Top 10 Albums of 2014

Yob confirmed as support for three Tool shows

As expected, Portland Doom band Yob have confirmed themselves as support act for the Tool shows in Spokane, Eugene and Portland: We are pleased to announce that YOB will be opening for Tool March 4th, 6th, and the 7th in Spokane, Portland, and Eugene respectively. We are honored and stoked! 3/4 Spokane – Spokane Arena 3/6 Portland – Moda Center (aka Rose Garden) 3/7 Eugene – Matthew Knight Arena They’re… Read More »Yob confirmed as support for three Tool shows

Failure confirmed as support for Tool tour

Failure have been confirmed as one of the support acts for the coming Tool tour in the US according to their Facebook page: We’ll be joining Tool on their upcoming tour (U.S. dates between March 9 in Reno and March 27 in Phoenix), marking the first time Failure & Tool have toured together since 1996. “Looking forward to hanging with my old mates, but more importantly, it’s a chance for… Read More »Failure confirmed as support for Tool tour

Stuff that happened while I was away

As usual, I go away for a few days and a bunch of interesting things happen. Here’s an overview of some largely non-Tool news that’s happened over the weekend: Firstly Blair posted the latest Tool Newsletter, which features a great interview with Tool lighting dude Junior. He answers a range of questions regarding his work with Tool (and other bands) and even name drops Adelaide as one of his favourite… Read More »Stuff that happened while I was away