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TOOL – “FEAR INOCULUM” Ultra Deluxe Vinyl Arrives April 8th Via RCA Records

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

LIMITED-EDITION, 5X LP COLLECTION FEATURES NEW ARTWORK AND ETCHINGS

Feb 25, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The eagerly-awaited vinyl version of TOOL’s critically-acclaimed fifth album, Fear Inoculum, arrives on April 8 via RCA Records, with the GRAMMY®-Award winning release spread over 5 LPs and paired with new, extensive artwork.

Adam Jones reconceptualized the already impressive album packaging with each of the 180g vinyl discs emblazoned with a unique etching and accompanied by an elaborate pictorial booklet including never-before-seen artwork. The limited-edition set, which also features a new cover, is housed in a hard shell box

TOOL has consistently elevated the concept of album art, from the groundbreaking Fear Inoculum CD release fronted by a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage (“Recusant Ad Infinitum”) to 10,000 Days’ integrated stereoscopic lenses to Ænima’s lenticular jewel case, Jones has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. He has been twice nominated in the GRAMMY®-Awards Best Recording Package category, taking home the trophy in 2007 for 10,000 Days.

Quite possibly the era’s most highly-anticipated album, Fear Inoculum arrived in August of 2019. Debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, the album earned heaps of critical praise with NPR saying, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait,” Revolver proclaiming the album “a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come” and Consequence saying the release finds “Tool in peak performance.”

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl pre-orders are available now: https://Tool.lnk.to/FIVinyl.

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl track-listing:

Disc 1:“Fear Inoculum” and “Pneuma”

Disc 2: “Invincible”

Disc 3: “Legion Inoculant” and “Descending”

Disc 4: “Culling Voices” “Chocolate Chip Trip”

Disc 5: “7empest” and “Mockingbeat”

Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing

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LONG LIVE TOOL.

INCITARE – THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM VOLTO! – SET FOR RELEASE JULY 23, 2013 ON FANTASY/CONCORD MUSIC GROUP

Posted in jazz, jazz fusion, jazz rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Volto! - Incitare - promo cover pic - 2013

Radical Fusion Band Features Danny Carey (Tool), John Ziegler (Pigmy Love Circus) and Lance Morrison (Alanis Morrissette, Don Henley)

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For Free Download of “Grip It” visit www.Voltoband.com

From the very get-go Volto! was an oddity.  Here is a band comprised of some of the most accomplished musicians in Los Angeles (including the drummer of GRAMMY Award winning, multi-platinum selling band, Tool) who were down right excited about playing cover tunes in a tiny jazz club in the Valley.  This at a time when dyed-in-the-wool rockers were paying Hollywood club owners to play their originals in hope of inking a record deal and being catapulted to fame.

Then there were the fusion numbers – staggeringly complex arrangements by Weather Report, Jeff Beck, and Tony Williams that, more so than the hard rock favorites, gave carte blanche for spirited improvisation. And if you have a drummer of the notoriety of Tool’s Danny Carey, fans with purple Sharpies in their pockets (hoping to get an autograph) might just get a drum solo or two delivered with calm intensity and lightning fast accuracy by the native Kansan wearing a Jayhawks’ basketball jersey.

Volto! also features one hell of a bass guitarist and the pride of Corpus Christi named Lance Morrison (session and tour bassist for Don Henley). During each show, the quiet, steady fixture wearing a golf cap would get a chance to ‘show off’ his technical expertise with a solo or two dedicated (sarcastically) to all the ladies in the club.

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Applauding these solos as much as anyone in the packed room was Pigmy Love Circus guitarist John “Volto” Ziegler (another Texas transplant) who would once again take the reins, cueing his band mates to intros, outros, imminent changes or take blistering leads, dexterous arpeggios with delicate effects-laden phrasing.

When it came time for last call and the band played their final cover tune, the party would continue either at Tool’s rehearsal loft or at Danny’s Hollywood manse. Over Shiner Bocks, vodka and tequila, eventually the conversation would turn to Volto! writing and performing original music. Hell, maybe even doing a record.

Rather than book time in one of the countless studios in L.A., it was decided that they would track the songs ‘live’ – onto tape! – utilizing the recording equipment at the loft’s modest studio. When he had a small window of time between projects, veteran recording engineer “Evil” Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion) was summoned to sit at Danny’s API 2448 console. To get the performance and overdubs onto tape, they dusted off an old Studer A827 gold 24-track machine. It might have taken nearly a decade to get to this point, but once the ball was rolling (and custom Neve faders set), things proceeded at a rather quick pace. Much to everyone’s delight, songs with names like “Grillz”, “BHP”, and “Grip It” were even given a boost in intensity by keyboard wizard, Jeff Babko (Kimmel House band, Butch Walker, Larry Carlton.)

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Once the recording and mixing process was completed, Incitare was delivered to Gateway Mastering and left to the very capable ears of Bob Ludwig. For the art work, Danny had the idea to use a piece in his collection by the famous underground psychedelic artist Rick Griffin.  Originally, this was to be used as cover art for a Steppenwolf record, but for whatever reasons didn’t happen.  With the other members equally enthusiastic by the piece, together with art contributions by Tool guitarist Adam Jones, the packaging was complete.  With management in place and a record deal with Concord struck, a release date was set – July 23rd, 2013.

In the meantime, you can get the Volto! experience when they next perform live.  And while you shouldn’t expect to hear a 20-minute rendition of “Whipping Post”, and can’t say with absolute certainty what keyboardist will be sitting in to augment the music, but the sheer precision with which Volto! plays will leave you stunned. 

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Track Listing For Incitare

1) Grip It

2) Grillz

3) Whopner

4) Drumbeaux

5) Quirk

6) BHP

7) Meltdown

8) Tocino

9) I’m Calm Now

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For more info on VOLTO!, click on the links below!

http://www.VOLTOband.com

http://www.concordmusicgroup.com

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

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LONG LIVE VOLTO!

Stone.

TOOL – Mark 21st Anniversary Of “OPIATE” With Commemorative Limited Edition Package

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Tool - Opiate - EP promo cover

Feb. 25, 2013, Los Angeles – TOOL will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on Mar. 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release.

The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.

The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from  the 10,000 Days packaging.

The packages will only be available via TOOL’s website (www.toolband.com) on Mar. 26 and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place.  More details to be announced soon.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on TOOL, click on the links below!

http://www.toolband.com

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LONG LIVE TOOL.

Stone.

PUSCIFER – To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live On February 16th, 2012

Posted in alternative rock, avant-garde music, comedy, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Tim Cadiente

Left to right: Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Maynard James Keenan, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis

BAND EMBARKS ON NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR FEB. 23rd

Jerome, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2012 — Puscifer, the eclectic music-meets-comedy troupe helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 16.

Puscifer released their sophomore album, Conditions of My Parole, in October and quickly followed with a North American tour that The Boston Globe referred to as “musical theater” and the Philadelphia Weekly described as an “engaging performance with hilarious pre-recorded between-song skits featuring MJK alter-egos Major Douche and white-trash hero Billy D.

The second leg of the band’s North American tour kicks off on Feb. 23 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Tex.  Tickets for all shows are on-sale now at venue box offices and via Ticketmaster and Live Nation’s websites.  The Mar. 17 Riverside, Calif. performance at Fox Performing Arts Center is on-sale this Friday, Jan. 27.    A limited number of VIP packages, featuring wine tastings and VIP experiences are available via http://puscifer.frontgatetickets.com.

Audience tickets for the band’s Jimmy Kimmel Live performance are available on Thursday, Jan. 26 via http://www.1iota.com.

Puscifer’s touring band members are: Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis, Carina Round, Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl.

February 2012 Tour Dates:

Feb. 23 – Austin, TX @ Long Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 25 – Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center Theatre

Feb. 26 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre

Feb. 28 – Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall

Feb. 29 – Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre

March 2012 Tour Dates:

Mar. 01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theatre

Mar. 03 – Cincinnati. OH @ Taft Theatre

Mar. 04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

Mar. 06 – Kansas City, KS @ Kansas City Music Hall

Mar. 07 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium

Mar. 10 – Edmonton, AB @ North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Mar. 11 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Mar. 13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts

Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Mar. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts

Mar. 17 – Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center

Mar. 18 – Escondido, CA @ California Center for the Arts

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

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