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Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, USA, formed in 1990. They emerged with a heavy metal sound on their first studio album, Undertow (1993), and later became a dominant act in the alternative metal movement, with the release of their second album, Ænima in 1996. Their efforts to unify musical experimentation, visual arts, and a message of personal evolution continued, with Lateralus (2001) and the most recent album, 10,000 Days (2006).

Line-up:
Maynard James Keenan – vocals (1990–)
Adam Jones – guitar (1990–)
Danny Carey – drums, percussion (1990–)
Justin Chancellor – bass (1995–)

Former Members:
Paul D'Amour – bass (1990–1995)
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Albums

Tool (2) - Undertow album art Tool (2) Undertow (Album, Single) Zoo Entertainment, BMG Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Ænima album art Tool (2) Ænima (Album) Zoo Entertainment US 1996 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Salival album art Tool (2) Salival (Comp) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Lateralus album art Tool (2) Lateralus (Album) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional, Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional Poland 2001 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - 10,000 Days album art Tool (2) 10,000 Days (Album) Volcano (2), Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional, Tool Dissectional, Zomba Label Group, Zomba Label Group Australia 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Tool (2) - 72826 album art Tool (2) 72826(Cass, EP) Toolshed Music none US 1991 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Opiate album art Tool (2) Opiate (EP) Zoo Entertainment Germany 1992 Sell This Version
74321 22604 2 Tool (2) - Sober - Tales From The Darkside album art Tool (2) Sober - Tales From The Darkside(CD, Single) Zoo Entertainment 74321 22604 2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Prison Sex album art Tool (2) Prison Sex (Single) Zoo Entertainment UK 1993 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Sober album art Tool (2) Sober (Single, EP) Zoo Entertainment, BMG US 1993 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Selections From Ænima album art Tool (2) Selections From Ænima Zoo Entertainment US 1996 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Stinkfist album art Tool (2) Stinkfist (Single) Zoo Entertainment Europe 1996 Sell This Version
ZP17666-1 Tool (2) - Cesaro Summability album art Tool (2) Cesaro Summability(12", Ltd, Pic, Promo) Zoo Entertainment ZP17666-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - H. album art Tool (2) H. (Single) Zoo Entertainment US 1997 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Ænema album art Tool (2) Ænema (Single) Volcano (2), Volcano (2) US 1997 Sell This Version
FP37245-2 Tool (2) - Forty Six & 2 album art Tool (2) Forty Six & 2(CD, Single, Promo) Freeworld Entertainment FP37245-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
VP37232-2 Tool (2) - Eulogy album art Tool (2) Eulogy(CD, Single, Promo) Volcano (2) VP37232-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Schism album art Tool (2) Schism (Single) Tool Dissectional, Volcano (2) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Parabola album art Tool (2) Parabola (Single) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional US 2002 Sell This Version
9210132P, (7) 9210133P Tool (2) - Lateralus album art Tool (2) Lateralus(CD, Single, Promo) Tool Dissectional, Volcano (2) 9210132P, (7) 9210133P Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Vicarious album art Tool (2) Vicarious (Single) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional Poland 2006 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - The Pot album art Tool (2) The Pot (Single) Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia 2006 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Jambi album art Tool (2) Jambi (Single) Not On Label (Tool (2)) 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

FCKU 2 Tool (2) - Kerrang! Present Tool album art Tool (2) Kerrang! Present Tool(Cass, Comp, Ltd, Promo) BMG, Kerrang! Magazine FCKU 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Tool (2) - Tool (Self-Titled) album art Tool (2) Tool (Self-Titled) (Comp) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional US 2001 Sell This Version

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portugalthecam

portugalthecam

October 25, 2018
So I decided I wanted to start listening to Tool again, as it's been forever. I listened to them a lot when I was younger, but haven't in forever. Lo and behold they are absent from all streaming services (can't blame them on that one)! I impulsively (re)bought Undertow, Aenima, and Lateralus on CD last night lolol thank goodness for Discogs! Would love it if the vinyl reissues still happened..
genocyber

genocyber

August 22, 2018
i think they called the last album 10,000 days because that's how long it would be until the next one.
4Train

4Train

August 13, 2017
Finally!!! For anyone else that has painfully been waiting it out, there might be hope. According to this report ALL Tool albums to be reissued. Oh, and oh yeah, the album will be done soon also. Hey now, I know I know, but that's what it says. Oh that would be something indeed. https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/tool-are-planning-to-remaster-and-reissue-all-their-albums-for-vinyl-release/amp/
Wayburn

Wayburn

January 1, 2017
well it s a shame that we have no news from Tool so far but while waiting, i have found this band LizZard, this prog rock, art stuff, quite fucking impressive, groovy loud and immersive...it is worth checking it out , they have two album, Out of Reach and Majestic..i hope that some of us will found the Juice tasty enough for their own taste, go ahead minions, check it out :)
xdeckheadx

xdeckheadx

February 17, 2016
I love this band. They may never be considered one of the best rock bands ever (except from a fan perhaps) but you will not find a rocker who doesn't like them, which is definitely something to be said.
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

March 25, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
I may have not been a fan of Progressive metal but this band marks the total exception for me, not just because it is technically awesome but because it brings a thematic with each album that is bewildering, ever more intuitive and enriching for the listener.
Each album is a study about the wonders of life in this strange but unlimited universe, (and that is probably why as most genious it takes them so long to bring a new album). To create a set of corresponding ideas that not just come as excellent craftmanship but full of content and that propels the listener to redirect questions about himself, his role in life, the place where he is at, the nature of things, the interrelation of mathematics and geometry into the core of the existence of every single thing and the fact that we are human gods who forgot their origin and meaning.
Fuck sake!, name me a band into the pop-rock bussiness who is able to get pass the lines of autodestruction, nihilism and anguish from our days, the apocalyptic mood, the "who gives a fuck" attitude that demarks the last six generations of music? That is why this band is something else, and may not be for everyone even though, wonderfully it has a wide set of followers.

My approach to Tool was the one from the skeptic, It came as a recommendation, A late one if I may add, as the band had already made their known discography to this moment. Their first album "Undertow" is nevertheless their most primitive, and where they started to break the rules to transform into the demigod they are now. It is since "Aenima" since things started to become more interesting and differentiated. "Aenima" was a clear allusion to Jüng´s Animus-Anima dyad principle of the human being, comprehends as I said at first, a meticulous study on the human psyche and the infinite of its possibilities and the visible inter connection with the structure of the universe.

Tool may be a sort of awakening circumstance for the unquiet spirit, or for the sensitive soul, whatever one may want to call it, the spiritual truth, or the unveiling illumination is associated within. For me it was sort of a two way manifestation. One of wonder and discovery and one of self verification on the certain things i knew by intuition or by lectures that suggested me a way of thinking-feeling.
Tool may have tracks or memorable moments that may move you really deep, till the point of feeling in touch with something "beyond" you, or to reveal utter realities that may crack your soul, that of course if you incarnate the aforementioned characteristics i mentioned early in your self, those of curiosity, freedom, will for living and a fearless desire to pass through dogmas and preconceptions made by history and culture. Of course as usual, this experience may be a thrill, and may shatter certain "realities" that may appear to be as solid as metal, resulting only being vapour in the big scheme of things, this may be perhaps scary at some point, but not as much as the rewards afterwards are quite compensatory.

"Lateralus" is a piece of Pithagorian math and Euclydean geometry and deals secretly with many hidden enigmas for the curious. The music is adhered to this principles and the lyrics with the melodies follows also the principles of musical composition (applied to modernity) of Aristotelian practice. Just keep an eye on the tempos, musical structure, instrumental allignment and rythm and you'll surely be bewildered. As for the lyrics they are simply outstanding, perfectly concatenated with the musical progression and thematic. Very intelligent music, nevertheless disguised with modern clothes. By the way, the artwork for each album is fantastic and well thought as well.
"10.000 days" goes further and places us in the utopia of some sort of Übermensch and its destiny as thematic while the music keeps a more pacific pace, nevertheless elaborated and with many intricacies.
I am very glad I was able to discover this band, I had to get pass through my doubts and dismission on modern rock and pop sensibilities but the final result was something quite impressive and definitive.
roger_pelton

roger_pelton

February 19, 2014
any new albums/tracks worth buying???

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