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“Fear Inoculum” (Single) by Tool

Artist: Tool
Title: “Fear Inoculum” (Single)
Label: RCA Records
Release Date: 8/7/2019
Genre: Alt-Metal
Rating: 4.5/5

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.
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Tool Catalog Now Available On Digital Providers

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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!”

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Chicago Open Air Presents Massive Stadium Show For 2019

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The Press Release:
This spring brings another must-see event from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, Chicago Open Air Presents a massive stadium show with headlining sets from chart-topping acts including System Of A Down, Tool, The Prodigy and Ghost, plus more appearances from today’s biggest hard rock and metal artists. The event is co-produced by Live Nation and will take place at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. Tickets for Chicago Open Air Presents go on sale Friday, December 14 at Noon CT at the link at the close of this announcement.

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Maria Brink, frontwoman of In This Moment, says, “I can’t even begin to express how excited we are to be playing Chicago Open Air Presents. We had such a blast last time! Tool, The Prodigy and System Of A Down, that’s insane and such a powerful lineup. We feel blessed to be a part of it all. These are some of our all time favorite bands, I can’t wait to see you all there with In This Moment.”

The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

Saturday, May 18: System Of A Down, Ghost, Meshuggah, Beartooth, Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Vein
Sunday, May 19: Tool, The Prodigy, Gojira, In This Moment, Fever 333, The Black Dahlia Murder, Alien Weaponry
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Tool Announces Headlining 2017 Tour Dates

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.

Official Website: http://toolband.com

Tool Among Headliners For Governor’s Ball 2017

Hey there fiends, the full lineup of the 2017 Governor’s Ball has been revealed on the poster below so check it out if you have interest in the massive music event that is taking place this summer.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can tell by the headline, Tool is going to be one of the main events for the festival and I know a lot of you are excited about that news. I don’t think that I will be in attendance since there is nothing else appealing to my own musical tastes outside of the Tool appearance. To each their own if this lineup is making you shake in your boots. Tickets go on sale on Friday according to what I have read so on your mark, get set……BUY! (when the time comes of course). I’ve never made it to this festival but wonder what you all think about it so let me know in the comments below.

Official Website: http://www.govball.com