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Fear Inoculum - TOOL

Art-metal legends TOOL took their time between releases in the past. There were three to five-year-long interims between TOOL's albums from 1993's "Undertow" through 2006's "10,000 Days". Yet, since that last release, there has been a whopping 13-year wait for fans. Finally, frontman Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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TOOL: 'Fear Inoculum' Track Listing Revealed

TOOL has confirmed the track list for its long-awaited fifth album, "Fear Inoculum", which will arrive on August 30 via RCA. The physical edition of the album will include seven songs, while the digial edition will contain 10 cuts, including the closer "7empest", which is almost 20 minutes long. As previously reported, the "Fear Inoculum" ...

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Hear Title Track Of TOOL's New Album, 'Fear Inoculum'

The title track of TOOL's long-awaited fifth studio album, "Fear Inoculum", can be streamed below. The disc, which will arrive on August 30 via RCA Records, will follow up 2006's "10,000 Days". Continuing its affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the Grammy Award-winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of "Fear ...

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TOOL: 'Fear Inoculum' Cover Art Unveiled

The cover art for TOOL's long-awaited fifth studio album, "Fear Inoculum", can be seen below. The disc, which will arrive on August 30, will follow up 2006's "10,000 Days". The "Fear Inoculum" title track will make its online debut on Wednesday, August 7. TOOL guitarist Adam Jones revealed several tantalizing bits of information about "Fear ...

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TOOL Catalog Now Available Via Digital Service Providers

TOOL's entire recorded catalog has been made available on digital and streaming services. All four previous studio LPs — "Undertow", "Ænima", "Lateralus" and "10,000 Days" — and the band's 1992 debut EP, "Opiate", are available. TOOL was one of the last holdouts in the music business to keep all its music out of the digital ...

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TOOL Officially Announces New Album, 'Fear Inoculum'

TOOL has set "Fear Inoculum" as the title of the band's long-awaited new album. The follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" is due on August 30. The disc is expected to include the songs "Descending" and "Invincible", which the band has performed live at its recent concerts. TOOL's new album was reportedly produced by Joe Barresi, ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Says 'It's A Real Shame' That Certain Bands Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith says that he doesn't "agree" with certain rock artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by ...

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TOOL Teases New Album

TOOL has released a short teaser for the band's long-awaited new album. The clip, which can be seen below, gives the first glimpse of what is appears to be the new TOOL logo. TOOL's follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" is due on August 30. The disc is expected to include the songs "Descending" and "Invincible", ...

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INTRONAUT Signs With METAL BLADE; New Album Due In 2020

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of INTRONAUT. Currently working on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Direction Of Last Things" (2015), the band plans to release its new album in 2020. Sacha Dunable (guitars, vocals) has checked in from the studio with the following comment, regarding this upcoming record and signing: "INTRONAUT ...

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MINISTRY Feat. Ex-TOOL Bassist PAUL D'AMOUR: Video Of HELLFEST MEETS KNOTFEST Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of industrial metal legends MINISTRY performing earlier today (Thursday, June 20) at Hellfest Meets Knotfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. MINISTRY recently recruited former TOOL member Paul D'Amour as its new bassist. A founding member of TOOL, D'Amour played on the band's classic albums "Opiate" and "Undertow" and recorded some ...

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HELMET Announces 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour

HELMET will celebrate its 30th anniversary by embarking on a tour of Europe and the U.S. this fall. That 30-city trek will see the band perform a 30-song set each night with no openers. Band leader Page Hamilton said: "The day John, Peter and I auditioned Henry is the day I consider to be the ...

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The Blind Leading The Blind - 1914

Formed just over five years ago by a gaggle of Ukrainian underground metal veterans, 1914 immediately sound like a band with a bright future. Heavy music doesn't need to be complicated, and this band are not inclined to stray from the extreme metal basics, but there is something undeniably fresh and invigorating about the way ...

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