While we are only about 23 days away from the release of the first Tool album in 13 years, the music world was buzzing about the band based on their back catalog being made available on the popular digital platforms of the day for the first time ever. I discussed that monumental news HERE in case you missed it and this morning the world at large got their first taste of new Tool music with the single from the “Fear Inoculum” album and its title track. The number runs a good 10 plus minutes long and I’ll try to make some sense of it all for those fans of the band who are reading my narratives. Continue reading “Fear Inoculum” (Single) by Tool→
The Press Release:
TOOL released Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days overnight on the various digital service providers(https://smartURL.it/TOOLCatalog).
“Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and Laser Disc rule has ended,” says Maynard James Keenan. “Time for us to move on. But never fear. There’s a brand new thing we think you’re really gonna dig. It’s called Digital Downloads and Streaming. Get ready for the future, folks!”
Hey there readers, so I must apologize for attending to these tour dates a few days after they were first being announced to the masses but with numerous other items on my creative plate, I felt that this one would have no less impact on you even if I waited. I didn’t see any sort of proper press release so I’m just posting the dates for you below. Dig in.
Tool 2017 North American Tour Dates:
05/24 – Fairfax, Va. @ EagleBank Arena
05/27 – Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
05/28 – Boston, Mass. @ Harvard Athletic Complex
05/30 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Blue Cross Arena
05/31 – Hamilton, Ontario @ First Ontario Centre
06/02 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
06/04 – New York, N.Y. @ Governor’s Ball Festival
06/05 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Petersen Events Center
06/07 – Clarkston, Mich. (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/08 – Rosemont, Ill. (Chicago) @ Allstate Arena (*11am onsale)
06/09 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center (on-sale at 11am)
06/12 – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
06/13 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place
06/15 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
06/17 – George, Wash. @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I still remember when my friend Rebel of a local Metal radio show called “Metal In Your Face” gave me the very first Tool EP “Opiate” back when it was released about one thousand years ago. I played it to death back then and even shared it with a lot of my friends who at the time instead chose to stick with their Metallica, Slayer, Black Sabbath or the myriad pile of Grunge bands that were coming down the pike. I remember wondering how such a unique band would ever be able to make it with such a response to this discovery. Obviously they’ve done quite well since that time and while I moved more into the casual fan space since then I would love to be on point as a media scribe at long last so let’s see if more dates get added since I will not be hitting Governor’s Ball. What do you Tooliacs think of this one? Does this tour find your blood racing through your veins faster than ever? Let me know in the comments section below.
Artist: Tool Title: “10,000 Days” Label: Volcano Records Release Date: 5/2/2006 Genre: Heavy Metal/Progressive Rating: 7.5/10
The first thing about the long awaited Tool CD that grabbed my attention was the packaging. Yes, that’s right I said the packaging. Ok, I know it is about the music, but true to form Tool once again has some top notch package design going on courtesy of Adam Jones. Just like the vinyl albums of the past with intricate record jackets – the 10,000 Days CD gives you the complete experience of opening up the disk and going…? WTF, Oh Cool! It’s much more than the music with Tool as it’s a nice introduction to the band and something to set the mood. You don’t get this vibe from downloading MP3s. The case has two lenses in a folded flap which magnify the eyes of a Tribal tri-face illustration. Then when you open it up there are pages of double images that can be viewed through these lenses. Basically the CD case folds out to become a Stereoscope, on which 3D images can be viewed. Flip the pages and the fun begins as you browse through a series of 3D illustrations, band member photos, and some strange stuff typical of Tool which can be stared at after or while the music plays. Where’s the bong? Continue reading “10,000 Days” by Tool→