The jazz fusion project VOLTO!, which features Tool drummer Danny Carey, has released an official music video for “Tocino”, which comes from their upcoming debut album Incitare. The video is a smorgasbord of horror imagery, from the mad scientist experiments on a brain to the nightmare mirror reflection (that calls to mind Evil Dead and Poltergeist) to an eerie fortune teller and more. It’s obvious that this music video has its tongue planted firmly in cheek but it does so with joy and reverence, as well as a highly polished look. The seemingly random yet intertwined scenes fantastically reflect the organized chaos of the music.
Also, keep an eye out as Danny and Toolband.com author Blair Blake have cameos. Let me know in the comments if you can spot them!
Bloody-Disgusting got an exclusive quote from the band, where they state, “We love the gritty look and feel, especially the sepia tones, the tense imagery and the clever use of Crowley symbols…We were involved from the conceptual days so it has a lot of our vision, but we were all blown away when we saw the final version. Jake Roanhaus & Tas Limur absolutely nailed it.”
Regarding their live performances, “Volto! is a very ‘in the moment’ jam band where you’ll never know what we’re going play live. We have some cool gigs coming up that we’re looking forward to. See you on the road!”
VOLTO! also features John Ziegler (Bubbatron) and Lance Morrison (Alanis Morrissette, Don Henley).
Incitare can be pre-ordered here.
Volto! on Tour:
July 23 Album Release Listening Party @ Cha Cha Lounge Silverlake, CA
July 27 The Baked Potato Studio City, CA
August 3 YEStival @ Susquehanna Bank Center Philadelphia, PA
August 4 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
August 5 Sinclair Boston, MA
August 6 Waiting Room Buffalo, NY
August 7 Magic Bag Detroit, MI
August 8 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
August 9 Celuxe @ Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
August 10 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL