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Cant wait :walkman:

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2 hours ago, jerryskids said:

:pointstosky:

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There's a couple phone vids of new songs taken from a recent live performance, but unfortunately you can hear dumb b1tches yammering the entire time. 

 

 

 

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Also from the link in the OP:

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Official profiles also recently appeared on music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, indicating that one of streaming's longest holdouts may finally release their catalog for digital consumption.

The main trainer at my gym told me about this Saturday, thank f'ing gawd if their stuff shows up on Spotify.  I figured it was Maynard holding out but he said Maynard has been for it, it is other members of the band who have held back.  Anyway, let's fix this$#@!  :cheers:

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So @peenieis officially gone then? Surprised she didn't chime in since I know she is a big fan. 

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Really?? The link is blocked for me at my job though...thank you!!!

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1 minute ago, peenie said:

Really?? The link is blocked for me at my job though...thank you!!!

Happy to share the good news. My son was the one that told me via text:  "Holy sh1t!  TOOL's new album comes out on my birthday!". :thumbsup:

 

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4 minutes ago, DonS said:

New single just came out

 

I downloaded it earlier, honestly I was kinda meh on first listen.  The singer didn't sound like Maynard, and I kept waiting for a typical Tool musicgasm explosion that never happened.  :dunno:

A related PSA:  Tool released all of their previous albums, and a best of compendium, on Spotify last week.  :thumbsup:

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15 minutes ago, jerryskids said:

I downloaded it earlier, honestly I was kinda meh on first listen.  The singer didn't sound like Maynard, and I kept waiting for a typical Tool musicgasm explosion that never happened.  :dunno:

A related PSA:  Tool released all of their previous albums, and a best of compendium, on Spotify last week.  :thumbsup:

They’re on iTunes too.

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1 minute ago, MDC said:

They’re on iTunes too.

I don't do iTunes so thanks for adding for the Apple folks.  :cheers:

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6 minutes ago, jerryskids said:

I don't do iTunes so thanks for adding for the Apple folks.  :cheers:

:cheers: Apple Music is probably my best monthly purchase.

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45 minutes ago, MDC said:

:cheers: Apple Music is probably my best monthly purchase.

Can you compare it to Spotify? I love Spotify. $10/month

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2 hours ago, Frozenbeernuts said:

Can you compare it to Spotify? I love Spotify. $10/month

Apple Music is $10 / month too and I also love it. :wub:

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3 hours ago, MDC said:

Apple Music is $10 / month too and I also love it. :wub:

But you are ghay. Sooo....

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If any of you have an Amazon Prime account it includes a ton of music too.  Tool is on there now.

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16 hours ago, jerryskids said:

I downloaded it earlier, honestly I was kinda meh on first listen.  The singer didn't sound like Maynard, and I kept waiting for a typical Tool musicgasm explosion that never happened.  :dunno:

What do you mean the singer didn't sound like Maynard? Where is Maynard?? Did he leave Tool??

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1 minute ago, peenie said:

What do you mean the singer didn't sound like Maynard? Where is Maynard?? Did he leave Tool??

No, I'm pretty sure he is still there, he just sounded different somehow.  I guess 13 years will do that to a voice.  :dunno:

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2 minutes ago, jerryskids said:

No, I'm pretty sure he is still there, he just sounded different somehow.  I guess 13 years will do that to a voice.  :dunno:

 

I'll listen to the track when I get a break. I was scared for a second. Now that I've read the following article, I understand:

 

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Regarding the idea behind the title of the band’s long-awaited new album “Fear Inoculum“, guitarist Adam Jones offered:

“That has to do with getting older, too. Things like, ‘I’m gonna wear socks with sandals. I don’t give a what people think. I’m just gonna be comfortable.’ [Laughs] So it’s about the little things in life. It’s making those choices that are important to you and moving on and growing.

There’s a little bit of Frank Herbert‘s ‘Dune‘ in that, so I’m into it. I’m so excited for this new record. The songs are very long, but they’re like movements. It’s like two or three songs in one, but they relate. They flow. So I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes. But I’m ecstatic.”

Jones also described “Fear Inoculum” as being “very different than our last record.” Meanwhile, the band’s drummer Danny Carey echoed much of Jones thoughts when asked what the album is about for him, offering:

“Well, I Suppose the main overview of it is getting older and more comfortable with yourself. That seems to be the result. I mean it’s called ‘Fear Inoculum‘, so it’s kind of like being able to choose your fears and making them work for you rather than actually living in fear.

You grow through that, and as you get older you kinda don’t give a . I mean, I’m not afraid of anything — or what people would think of my playing. It’s kind of an evolution in that way, getting through and getting over criticisms and our fears of various kinds, I suppose.”

As the man behind the lyrics, frontman Maynard James Keenan also shared some thoughts on the general themes of the record, offering:

“I can give you some broad strokes, but I don’t want to ruin the experience for you. I feel like that’s always an individual’s right to process things in the way they wanna process them, and I wouldn’t want to take that from you.

But I can give you pieces. Again, it goes back to experience: I feel like this is [about] wisdom through age, through experience.

Hopefully through aging you do find wisdom in some of the things you’ve encountered. Learning from your mistakes, learning from your successes.

So if anything is a broad stroke of this album, it would be embracing where we are right now, acknowledging where we’ve come from and some of the things we’ve grown through.”

With a near 85 minute running time spread across 7 songs and some segues of sorts, Keenan also cautioned that the material may not connect with the current generation conditioned to instant gratification.

After offering an analogy of plot heavy movies like ‘The Godfather‘ and ‘Deer Hunter‘ which require audience investment as opposed to the action-oriented ‘Transformers‘ movies of the day, Keenan stated:

“There’s gonna be a lot of people who might not get this album because it does take engagement. if you don’t have the patience for that, you’re probably not gonna get this album.”

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I got into Tool way back in the early 90's when I saw their Sober video on MTV late one night. What a freaky, ass-kicking video! The album was heavy on bass and sounded great cranked up.

Aenema came out, and I was like "WTF is all this weird shiit going on?". Didn't care for it at the first listen. After every playthrough, it grew on me more and more. Same thing with Lateralus and 10,000 Days. I fully expect Fear Inoculum to have the same effect.

This band is it's own genre. No one can hold a candle to them.

I've seen them live twice, once in NYC and in Poughkeepsie, and they brought the fukking house down.

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Just noticed on Spotify that they've updated the cover artwork for Opiate.  :thumbsup:   Same theme but updated from the original version. 

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1 minute ago, BiPolarBear said:

Color me a dumbass for never listening to these guys. 

 

The important thing is now you have. Definitely see them in concert if you get the chance. You'll most likely have to pay out the azz, but it's worth it. 

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On 5/8/2019 at 9:02 AM, DonS said:

:banana:

There's a couple phone vids of new songs taken from a recent live performance, but unfortunately you can hear dumb b1tches yammering the entire time. 

 

 

 

Ya know......I was actually giving them a chance with these videos, but yeah, the poor quality sent me packing.

I actually liked what I could hear though.

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