Tool Books 2024 North American Tour Dates with Elder


Tool, following a weekend that saw the band headline Aftershock and play the historic Power Trip festival, have announced a new round of U.S. dates for 2024, a trek that marks the band’s return to Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2001, and includes a doubleheader at Los Angeles’ Cypto.com Arena. Direct support will come from Elder on all dates.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Source – Emergence


 

As album titles go, Emergence (Self-Released) is a powerful and meaningful moniker for Progressive Metallers Source at this point in their careers. Firstly, it references the album’s inspiration and, in part, narrative of new realisation and “transformation” of vocalist/guitarist Ben Gleason’s worldview following global pandemic-forced lockdowns and the following readjustment. 

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Goldenvoice Announces Schedule For Power Trip ft. Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses, Tool, AC/DC, and Judas Priest


 

Goldenvoice today announced the schedule for Power Trip, the historic three-day event taking place October 6, 7, and 8 and bringing together six iconic bands that define loud and powerful music: Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden (Friday, October 6), AC/DC and Judas Priest (Saturday, October 7) and Metallica and Tool (Sunday, October 8). This unique night-time desert setting with unmatched concert production will amplify the experience beyond the traditional stadium or parking lot concert norm with three double-billed headlining performances. This is the most rocking line-up to ever perform in an unparalleled location for heavy music audiences looking for an unforgettable weekend escape. For more information about ticket types, packages, and more, head to powertrip.live.

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Tool Announces Viral Sensation Steel Beans As The Opening Act for Their Headline Tour


Tool is about to kick off their highly-anticipated first headline tour of 2023. The fall North American tour dates include the band’s first shows in Canada since 2019. Known for their eclectic and decidedly not metal opening acts, the has has shared that relatively unknown Steel Beans will be the one support on their tour. Steel Beans is the one-man garage-rock artist Jeremy DeBardi who was little-known before having success with viral videos on iInstagram in 2022. Steel Beans will join Tool on all but their festival dates in 2023. Congrats dude! 

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ALBUM REVIEW: TesseracT – War of Being


 

Ever since their inception in 2003, TesseracT have marked themselves out as being ahead of the curve in the progressive metal scene, actively adapting and evolving for each new chapter. With the band headlining Arctangent in 2022 and about to embark on another giant world tour, what could be next for the band?

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Louder Than Life Festival Announces Set Times – ft. Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Pantera, Queens Of The Stone Age, Weezer, and More!


Louder Than Life—known as America’s Biggest Rock Festival—returns to Louisville, Kentucky in just three weeks. And now fans can get ready for the nonstop four-day weekend with the announcement of music performance times and additional onsite entertainment. Taking place September 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023 at the fest’s home at Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky Exposition Center, this year’s event—produced by Danny Wimmer Presents—promises to be one of the top music events of the year. Check out the set times now!

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Maynard James Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards to Open Hilltop Winery & Trattoria, and Caduceus Cellars Hilltop Facility and VSC Ventura Room


 

Winemaker Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscife, a perfect circle) and the team behind Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards invite people to experience the Verde Valley as never before, with the Oct. 6. Opening of the Merkin Vineyards Hilltop Winery & Trattoria, and Caduceus Cellars Hilltop Facility and VSC Ventura Room.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Anchoret – It All Began With Loneliness


 

Homer’s The Odyssey is an ancient, epic Greek poem that follows hero Odysseus on his perilous ten-year journey home from the Trojan War (that’s enough Wiki cut and pasting – Ed). Now The Anchoret, new Canadian titans of progressive metal, deliver a musical odyssey of their own. 

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CONCERT REVIEW: Voivod – Imperial Triumphant – Vacuous Depths Live at Floridian Social Club  


 

Canadian space thrashers Voivod are celebrating forty years of bringing metal to mortals in the manner you might expect from them… on the road. Given the rising costs of touring this band has become a labor of love. I have seen Voivod multiple times going back to the 80s and while I only listen to them a fraction of what I did growing up, they always hold a place in my heart that inspires me to catch them whenever they land in town. They have a knack for picking hungry young band which forces Voivod to dig into their reserves and bring the A game. When I first saw them on the Nothingface tour Soundgarden opened up for them, as they toured to support “Louder Than Love”. Soundgarden’s live energy was at its peak then, forcing Voivod to turn up their post-apocalyptic heaviness. 

 

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