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Aaron Harris

Top 6… Things Tool Have Been Up To Instead Of Working On Their New Album

July 24th, 2012

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On 23 May 2011, grizzled dowsers of internet gossip felt a sharp tug from the direction of the Tool Newsletter, through which the band’s official website manager, Blair McKenzie Blake, put out the following missive:

“No matter how many new TOOL tunes are currently complete, I will personally guarantee that the new CD will be released on MAY 22, 2012 (or MAY 15, 2012).”

And lo, the internets did a crazy. Even though said-same announcement also claimed that those dates came second-hand via trance-contact (which was written down on a scratch pad) from an interplanetary avatar (and sector commander) named ZEMKLA JR..“, and this confirmation this was a joke three days later on the same site, it still sent Tool fans across the globe into a bit of a state. Well, it’s been fourteen months since that sticky leaf of disinformation was flapped around, and it’s now 6 years (and counting) since 10,000 Days. Just what in the Hell have Tool been up to all this time? We charged Ruth Booth with the task of finding out.

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EP: Pelican – Ataraxia/Taraxis

February 28th, 2012

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Southern Lord
10 April 2012

by Ruth Booth

I’ve got a straw man here, and my thumb’s got an itch only a zippo can scratch. It all started with the press release for this EP. It states that with the members of Pelican now spread out across the country, and resulting changes to the ways in they record and write, “the EP represents a new chapter in the band’s evolution”. While all that maybe true – sorry Trevor, but say what?

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Live: Isis @ Camden Koko – 21 October 2009

October 28th, 2009

The post-metal prog of Isis is exactly the kind of music that encourages beard-stroking. Amit Sharma doesn’t have a beard, but he knows what makes a good gig. We sent him along when Isis rolled into London.

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LA-via-Boston post-metallers, Isis, have returned to London to plug their latest opus,Wavering Radiant – and where better to catch them than the Camden Koko, the venue they’ve famously previously performed their seminal album, Oceanic, in its 63-minute entirety?

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