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Los Angeles, California, United States (1990 – present)

Formed around 1990 in Los Angeles, California, United States, by drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, vocalist Maynard James Keenan, and original bassist Paul d’Amour, Tool is a band that is most noted for combining alternative metal 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 Primus 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 sound on their first release, when the genre was dominated by post-punk, they were later seen at the top of the industrial movement with the release of their second full-length studio album Ænima in 1996, the first recording the band made after original bassist Paul D’Amour left the band, replaced by Justin Chancellor. 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 and .

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  • Bob_Haagstrom

    Smallman is actually very similar to Tool.

    16 Dec 5:27am Reply
  • NinjaTravisLee

    I downloaded a bootleg of their 2007 performance at the Richmond Coloseum today and i was instantly transported back in time. Best. Show. Eva!!!

    14 Dec 11:19pm Reply
  • MrLlamaLlamaa

    lmao bouncing arab

    14 Dec 3:05pm Reply
  • RuumRuum

    TOOL HAS NO SIMILAR, JUST TOOL [2]

    14 Dec 11:59am Reply
  • theraz0rsedge

    only 7300 days to wait for the new album :P

    14 Dec 11:45am Reply
  • adrenalinium

    "Bouncing Arab is one of the new song titles as it has been confirmed by Carey. I like it." master ruseman carey at it again

    12 Dec 10:06am Reply
  • stuckinthewaltz

    maynaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    10 Dec 8:49pm Reply
  • Pookylukey

    Guys just go and listen to Rishloo

    10 Dec 7:33am Reply
  • SinsOfArcadia

    10,000 Days is underrated af [2]

    7 Dec 12:13am Reply
  • faaa360

    new album pleaaaaase

    4 Dec 2:26pm Reply
  • Heartlay

    NEWS COMERS FROM FRANCE ;) ALTERNATIVE/INDUSTRIAL ROCK EP CALLED "INJECTION" AVAILABLE NOW!

    4 Dec 7:55am Reply
  • CosmicOrigin

    br34d-h34d - if that is the sole reason, then that's the silliest reason for them to refrain from putting their music on Spotify

    3 Dec 5:29pm Reply
  • Acidflux

    Bouncing Arab is one of the new song titles as it has been confirmed by Carey. I like it.

    28 Nov 6:49pm Reply
  • sam_ecc

    hope new album will be released before floyd's next album

    25 Nov 3:55am Reply
  • edubbwitthevdub

    10,000 Days one of the top 5 rock albums EVER.

    25 Nov 2:51am Reply
  • ilhammaulana

    The only proper similar artist with Tool is Porcupine Tree.

    23 Nov 2:33pm Reply
  • MissLovelyNora

    10,000 Days is underrated af

    22 Nov 10:54am Reply
  • MyWhey0810

    Cream of the crop..nothing compares

    20 Nov 10:59pm Reply
  • br34d-h34d

    happy-knight, the band doesnt want their music put on spotify because it can be shuffled and such. they only want their music to be listened to in the form of the entire album. thats what ive heard, at least

    16 Nov 1:32am Reply
  • Happy-Knight

    I don't think they have this band on Spotify- not sure why.

    14 Nov 8:00am Reply
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