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Tool Biography

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Formed around 1990 in Los Angeles, California, United States, Tool is a band that is most noted for combining hard rock with a wide variety of progressive structures, irregular time signatures and lyrics that range from angry diatribes to meditations on philosophical and social matters. After performing a handful of shows in the Los Angeles area and up the West Coast, they toured in the United States with Rollins Band in the summer of 1992 in support of their EP Opiate. Their first full length recording, Undertow, was released in 1993. Emerging with a groovy heavy metal sound on their first release, when the genre was dominated by thrash metal, they were later seen at the top of the alternative metal movement with the release of their second full-length studio album ├ćnima in 1996, the first recording the band made after original bassist Paul d'Amour left the band to form Lusk. After an ongoing evolution of their sound and continuous efforts to unify musical experimentation, visual arts, and a message of personal evolution on Lateralus (2001), their most recent album 10,000 Days (2006), as well as respective tours, they are generally described as a style-transgressing act and part of progressive and art rock. Their aspirational work features exceptionally long or complex releases, controversial lyrics and cover art, and unorthodox music videos, which results in a rather ambivalent relationship between the band and today's music industry, at times marked by censorship, and the band's ongoing struggle for privacy. Nevertheless, Tool has won Grammy Awards and continues to perform worldwide and receive critical acclaim. Lateralus and 10,000 Days both debuted number one on the US Billboard 200 as well as topping the charts in numerous other countries. Between album releases, the band takes extended breaks that allow for collaboration with other artists in designing award-winning album packaging, the creation of elaborate light shows, and band member involvement in notable side-projects. Currently the band consists of: Maynard James Keenan (Vocals) Danny Carey (Drums) Justin Chancellor (Bass) Adam Jones (Guitar) They currently have 6 major releases: Opiate (1992) Undertow (1993) ├ćnima (1996) Salival (Live) (2000) Lateralus (2001) 10,000 Days (2006).

Tool Metal Albums

Aenima Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableTrack: 10: Die Eier Von Satan,Track: 11: Pushit,Track: 12: Cesaro Summability,Track: 13: Aenema,Track: 14: (-) Ions,Track: 15: Third Eye,Track: 1: Stinkfist,Track: 2: Eulogy,Track: 3: [...]

Undertow Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableTrack: 10: Disgustipated,Track: 1: Intolerance,Track: 2: Prison Sex,Track: 3: Sober,Track: 4: Bottom,Track: 5: Crawl Away,Track: 6: Swamp Song,Track: 7: Undertow,Track: 8: 4 Degrees,Track: 9: [...]

10,000 Days Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Sonically relentless and visually groundbreaking only begin to describe the Tool experience. Formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1990, Tool has cemented themselves in today’s hard [...]

Lateralus Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableTrack: 10: Disposition,Track: 11: Reflection,Track: 12: Triad,Track: 13: Faaip De Oiad,Track: 1: The Grudge,Track: 2: Eon Blue Apocalypse,Track: 3: The Patient,Track: 4: Mantra,Track: 5: [...]

Opiate Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Australian Re-issue, featuring Seven Tracks Including Sweat, Hush, Part of Me, Cold and Ugly (Live), Jerk off (Live), Opiate, and Gaping Lotus.As the title of Tool’s [...]

Salival Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

One disc of this deluxe two-disc set serves up 74 minutes (eight songs) of live material and outtakes; the other offers a DVD (in Surround 5.1) [...]

Salival Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

20 tracks from their August 22nd performance at the English festival, including ’The Number Of The Beast’, ’Wrathchild’,’Run To The Hills’, ’The Trooper’ and ’Running Free’. [...]

Undertow Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Arguably their finest album, this follow-up to Opiate showcases Tool at their best, assisted by clean, crisp production, without the muddiness of Aenima. Edgy guitar riffs are complemented [...]

Opiate Ep Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Australian Re-issue, featuring Seven Tracks Including Sweat, Hush, Part of Me, Cold and Ugly (Live), Jerk off (Live), Opiate, and Gaping Lotus.As the title of Tool’s [...]

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