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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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Gear: Diezel VH4 guitar amplifier

February 2nd, 2010

In the first of a new regular series of supremely heavy equipment, Amit Sharma rocks and rolls his way over the amp that James bloody Hetfield’s guitar noise calls home. It’s not a massive surprise that he enjoyed playing it.

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What the fuck – designer jeans?

No, not at all. Diezel are a boutique amplifier manufacturer based in Germany that specialise in hand wired high-gain valve amps, designed for the modern guitarist that wants something with more dirt than Dino Cazares’ porn collection.

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