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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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  • majidshamm

    By the way, vicarious parabola schism are top listeneds. I think people mostly know these guys from guitar hero IV :))

    5 hours ago Reply
  • majidshamm

    Aenima album is really their best! I dont get why 10000 days is so popular! Thats good but not compared to the 2 last records lateralus and aenima!

    5 hours ago Reply
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  • applestuddel

    Better sex tapes than Paris Hilton

    20 Aug 4:31pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    it's either not releasing an album and staying broke... or releasing an album and becoming even more broke.... quite the dillemma they got over there.... GOD BLESS TEH U.S AND A

    20 Aug 1:53am Reply
  • Ojlaa

    Tool is Tool. They can do whatever they want. I'd rather never get a new album than have them make an uninspired one just to please a crowd of entitled brats [3]

    19 Aug 4:28pm Reply
  • applestuddel

    Where da Carl's Jr. at?

    19 Aug 9:12am Reply
  • niQboy

    Here it is, the long-awaited "special upload" by ToolArchive, he basically mixed and remastered the audio from their Reno gig and synced it with bunch of video footage from different angles, it's by far the highest quality TOOL live upload ever, check it out:

    17 Aug 6:59pm Reply
  • mark4all

    zkllt - I think all 4 albums at the same level. Ænima (my fav) & Lateralus are fan-favourite for the most time, Undertow has different kinda "grunge" style, 10,000 made sound easier and more metal (exept some songs).

    17 Aug 2:45pm Reply
  • TussinGirl

    zkllt - don`t agree, but won`t argue. Chinese Democracy is not so much weak as EXTREMELY overrated. Not worth the wait (though I am not a GnR most passionate fan so I wouldn`t know). What I meant was: I hope the next Tool album will be worth waiting for and that they aren`t just moving the date further and further away simply because they don`t have anything decent to show (like Axl did).

    17 Aug 1:04pm Reply
  • zkllt

    mark4all -10,000 Days compared to first 4 Tool albums - pretty weak

    16 Aug 11:31pm Reply
  • applestuddel

    Mayo Keenan > Renzo Gracie

    16 Aug 9:39pm Reply
  • applestuddel

    Where da white demon at

    16 Aug 9:37pm Reply
  • applestuddel

    Tool coo 4 scu ba diving

    16 Aug 9:31pm Reply
  • applestuddel

    Tool is Cool

    16 Aug 7:10pm Reply
  • mark4all

    zkllt -- Don`t think so. CHINESE DEMOCRACY compared to first 3 Gunsn albums - pretty weak

    16 Aug 5:03pm Reply
  • zkllt

    You mean another 10,000 Days?

    16 Aug 3:38pm Reply
  • TussinGirl

    It`s fine. I can wait. Tool should take as much time as they have to. AS LONG AS IT IS NOT ANOTHER CHINESE DEMOCRACY.

    15 Aug 9:55pm Reply
  • SkullCrusher1A

    Toil is Toil. Thet cin da whutaver thet wont. I'd ruther naver got i naw ulbim then hive tham muke un ininspured ine jest ta pleuse a cruwd of untitled brits.

    15 Aug 9:45pm Reply
  • mark4all

    Tool is Tool. They can do whatever they want. I'd rather never get a new album than have them make an uninspired one just to please a crowd of entitled brats [2]

    15 Aug 7:27pm Reply
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