The more I hear about the upcoming Puscifer album, Conditions For My Parole, the more I get really excited thinking about it. As I’ve said before, I wasn’t a fan of the first album but the new single, Man Overboard, really has my hopes up. And to get things even more interesting, a video for that song has just been released on RollingStone.com. Check it out after the jump and enjoy!
Many people were shocked when, a few weeks ago, TesseracT announced that vocalist Dan Tompkins had left the band and that Elliot Coleman (OMNOM, Sky Eats Airplane) had joined on as his replacement. While I wish Dan the greatest success in his future journeys, my eyes are set square on TesseracT and their next move. Turns out I didn’t have to wait terribly long as the band has unveiled a trailer for their upcoming Lowering The Tone Tour, which features support from Chimpspanner and Uneven Structure. This trailer features a new demo with Elliot on vocals. Check it out below and leave your thoughts!
A few days ago, we posted the exclusive breaking story that TesseracT singer Dan Tompkins was leaving the band and a replacement singer, Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane, OMNOM, Haunted Shores), had been found. Until now, the band has been keeping it quiet, waiting for the right moment to say something. Well, that time has come. Check after the jump for quotes from several of the members, including Dan.
Well, I could say that stranger things have happened, but for some reason, the sight of Tool‘s Adam Jones playing the Star Spangled Banner at the WWE SummerSlam just boggles my mind completely. I mean, it’s like putting two magnets head to head: no matter what you do, they just won’t stick together! Even more so, they push each other apart! That’s what this seems like to be! However, I guess I’m wrong.
Maynard James Keenan, the reclusive frontman of Tool, has released a new song from his side project Puscifer. The track, Man Overboard, is described by Keenan as “…Twin Peaks in the desert.” I’ll be 100% honest and say that I hated the first Puscifer album. However, I’m loving the sound of this song and if it is any indication of what to expect from the upcoming album, Conditions Of My Parole, I’m all in. Anybody with me on that?
At Bloody Disgusting, it’s safe to say we’re used to “creepy”. And I would like to say I know what’s scary, and I don’t get the willies from just anything, but this music is creepy with a capital “C”, even to me. Read past the jump for six of the creepiest lyrics I’ve ever heard.
The new Captain America trailer came out yesterday and it makes heavy use of Tool‘s song 46 & 2 (off their album AEnima). However, I say that lightly because they butchered the song, making it impossible to even tap your foot to it. Go ahead, give it a try. I was watching the trailer trying to nod my head to the rhythm and I kept getting thrown off by jagged cuts and sharp edits. Yes, I realize that the main point of a trailer is seeing scenes from the movie. However, I feel that trailers, just like music, should have a flow to them and this proves that there wasn’t one. Am I wrong? I’m going to stick to my guns on this one. Check out the trailer after the jump and see for yourself.
Nothing like finding an awesome video on Facebook to start your day, right? Well check this out: Ganesh Rao‘s video for Empyrean, which gives a strong nod to the visual aesthetics of Tool. It’s a beautiful piece of art and there are plans to make it into a short film. Check it out after the jump along with a quote on when you can see more.
It has just been announced that prog-metal masters Tool will be doing a short US headlining tour next Spring and the direct support will be from one of my favorite bands Opeth. The moment I heard about this, I promptly crapped my pants and threw it at my next door neighbor (she’s a bitch and deserved it anyways). Both bands have yet to issue a statement, but the press release states that the reason the tour is announced so far in advance is to build hype for upcoming albums from each artist, Opeth‘s later this year and Tool‘s in the first quarter of 2012. Check after the jump for tour dates.
A Perfect Circle, the band led by Tool‘s Maynard James Keenan, has announced a full N. American tour, starting with them headlining the 2011 Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. This news came direct from their freshly updated website, which features one badass looking octopus (I’ve got a thing for octopods. TMI? Don’t really care.). Now, the only other bit of news I’d like to hear is that a new album is in the works, although Tool‘s should come first. Ah well, check out the tour dates after the jump. I’ll be at the Fox Theater show in Detroit.
Join me Bloody-Disgusting reader as we travel back to the year 1969. I am willing to guarantee that this was before the majority of you were born (it was WELL before I was even a thought), so let’s take a look at some of the major events of that year: Ohio State won the Rose Bowl. Nixon succeeded as President of the United States of America. The Beatles performed their last public concert. The Boeing 747 makes its first flight. Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs its first episode on BBC. And King Crimson releases their first album, ‘In The Court Of The Crimson King’, beginning a musical career that is still going on today.
Well, it’s that time of the year again, the time for love, passion, flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, romance and cupids. Oh, and also a lot of pregnancies. True story: more people are born 8-9 months after Valentine’s Day than any other time of the year. That’s a lot of fornication going on! So, in an effort to aid all you horny little buggers out there, I’ve put together a list of my ten songs to get your loins aquiver!
During the Big Day Out festival in Adelaide, Australia, Tool was performing when Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider joined them on stage to rock out for a little bit. True to the Rammstein way of life, singer Till Lindemann came out, destroyed Christoph’s kit and started to play with fire. Why can’t these things happen when I go to concerts?? Check after the jump for some pictures of the shenanigans.
We live in an amazing world with some of the most diverse forms of life one could imagine. We have plants that eat insects, insects big enough to eat birds, birds that can dive into water to grab fish and so on and so forth. With this vast amount of fauna, it only makes sense to have animals share their feelings and frustrations in one of the ways we do: through song. With that, I present to you seven animals that should be singers for metal bands. Grab your leash and check it out after the jump!
So, it’s practically Halloween, a time of year that I, and I know many of you, love. We get to decorate our yards with gravestones, skeletons, dismembered limbs. We get to dress up as our favorite monster or creature. We get to have horror movie marathons. Basically, it’s the greatest time of the year, hands down. So I figured in the spirit of Bloody-Disgusting Music, why don’t I put together a list of 10 creepy music videos to just add fuel to the Halloween fire that’s burning in you all. This list is in no particular order, I just wanted to share them with you. The first is here and the remaining nine are after the jump. Enjoy!