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A Perfect Circle Writing New Material

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Maynard James Keenan, frontman of Tool, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle has revealed that he has been working with A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel on new material. When asked about releasing the material or touring, he stated: "I doubt if we'll do any touring or, you know, do a full album," he said. "We might do some one-off shows here and there if the timing's right and it seems like a good vibe and a smart thing to do. But most likely we'll just kind of concentrate on, you know, one or two songs at a time, rather than investing all the time and money and effort into making those plastic discs that no one cares about anymore."

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1. rk writes:

Sheeit I care! Great band to mellow to.

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Chazz writes:

So, this means Tool's not going to release a new album until, like... 2011?

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Christian writes:

I wonder how they'll release any material considering virgin records is on the verge of bankruptcy.

aparently they dont even have a receptionist to answer the phones anymore and laid off 90% of their office staff quietly over the last 6 months.

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Very interesting news. I thought it was just going to be all about Tool and Ashes Divide from now on. Something tells me (I hope it's not the case) that if they make another album it won't be that great.

Surely there was nothing special about Puscifer.

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brettTHEjett writes:

Post 3.

I spoke with Richard Branson and he will find the APC album.

It's taken care of everyone can relax!

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Treacherous.J.Quick writes:

brettTHEjett: Ha! Thanks for taking care of that. Was he the one answering the phones?

A Perfect Circle writes some really great stuff. I hope they can get enough material for an album some time in the not-so-distant future.

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jaowel writes:

I have always loved APC however the comment "most likely we'll just kind of concentrate on, you know, one or two songs at a time, rather than investing all the time and money and effort into making those plastic discs that no one cares about anymore", only reflects the truth that it is no longer about the music...it's about the number of dollar signs :(

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. murder667 writes:

f*** this i would much rather have a new tool album

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

I'd like to hear new APC AND Tool. APC first since it's been so long--The last album was a bunch of dodgy/mediocre covers...I'll settle on an EP or an internet only album.

I hope Tool take their time and come up with something vastly differnent from 10K Days as good as it was, it doesn't hold up to the greatness of AEnima or Lateralus.

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. G writes:

Make a new Tool album already...

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. rk writes:

Post 9 backed.

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Vicarious_Intent writes:

This is the best news I've heard in SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN LONG. My god! These guys used to be my favorite band and inspired my passion for music! My gooooood I am looking forward to this to much.

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I own Lateralus, and i do believe it is one of my favorite purchases, right up there with In Sorte Diaboli and Straight outta Compton. However, I had no idea that puscifier and APC were from the same guy as well. I had dismissed them simply for the fact that i thought they were ripping off Tool... haha

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# Dec 9, 2008 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. WiseWiz writes:

As much as I would like to see a new APC album ASAP, knowing that they're taking their time and only doing one song at a time seems like a good thing. That means each song will get all the attention it needs without the worry of putting a full album with a deadline or something.

# Dec 10, 2008 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

ahahah, FAN, that's a pretty funny mistake :) Lateralus is in my top 5 favourite albums of all time, and has been since the first time I heard it, YEEEEAAAAARRRRS ago :)

I enjoyed eMOTIVE, but it was utter rubbish compared to an album of original scores.

Tool aren't ready to release another album yet, it hasn't been long enough since the last one. Those guys always take heaps long between albums lol. And Puscifer... shrug.

# Dec 10, 2008 @ 4:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

The reason I thought APC was done for was because Billy Howerdel started Ashes Divide (decent first album) which has the potential to be big. Maynard as been doing his thing with Puscifer so this news came as a suprise. Like others have said, I would much rather want a new Tool album, but that will probably be a long ways away.

As any major Tool fan, I'm willing to wait. Tool was one of those bands that opened the door in discovering other amazing and very talented bands, so there will always be a place for Tool in my music.

# Dec 10, 2008 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. That_One_Guy writes:

"Puscifer... shrug." Well put, psythe. I don't really care for them.

APC and Tool on the other hand, I love. I'm just a bit surprised that Maynard doesn't really seem to care about APC anymore when just a few years ago he criticized people who called APC a "side project", claiming that both Tool and APC were both main bands and that he'd spend close to equal time with both between writing and touring. Now he seems to have just given up on APC. I hope he realizes soon that this could be a big mistake.

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# Dec 10, 2008 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. psythe writes:

Huge mistake, I'd say. Yeah, Puscifer had one song I loved (Rev 22:20), but I wasn't particularly taken with anything else. It's kind of a boring project, almost like Peeping Tom but nowhere near as good. And even Peeping Tom only have a few songs I really dig lol

# Dec 10, 2008 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Actually post 7, he is saying he would rather take extra time to put out good music than shell out a CD that no one cares about and it only sells because of the name. And on a side note, Maynard has always said he is a musician for the money, as is most other professional musician. It is just a fact taht he is one of the rare professionals in a well known band that won't put out a song that he hasn't put a little heart into. And yes, this means the next Tool album will be coming out years later to our dismay.

# Dec 10, 2008 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. weasel321 writes:

Tool usually waits about 4 or 5 years before writing again. It has been documented on tool's website though that Justin has been writing some. Is that a good sign? I hope so. Never really did get into APC and Puscifer is good but, I find at times, repetitive. I do think that Puscifer is a good change for MJK.

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# Dec 10, 2008 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. psythe writes:

^I think it's good he has these projects to get some creativity out of his system - puscifer type of stuff is NOT what I would want mixed in with a Tool album. At all. So it's great he has another outlet for it.

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 3:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. SlugEmperor writes:

Yeah i agree. I'm excited though, if inspiration calls, then make the music. I hope it sounds good, and thats all i can do.. I'm excited for it though, its good news to hear from a band like this.

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Cynic writes:

APC wouldn't be a blip on the radar of the music scene unless they had Maynard. I was a massive Tool fan as a kid, guess I felt cheated out of my 30 bucks when I bought Mer de Noms thinking it'd be similar. I think they're boring, just my opinion.

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# Dec 11, 2008 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. psythe writes:

I dunno, Maynard is amazing, and does a LOT for the band, definitely. But the music behind the voice is great too, I reckon. Apparently they wanted a female singer before they got Maynard. I think with a woman singing they still would have been pretty big in the indy scene at least. No question that MJK helped them achieve levels of fame they wouldn't have without him tho. Can't beat his voice and lyrics :)

# Dec 11, 2008 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. That_One_Guy writes:

APC does get boring for me pretty fast, but once in a while it's a decent listen. Most other days I'd rather listen to any of the other 1,500-some CDs that I have, lol.

# Dec 12, 2008 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. psythe writes:

Yeh I don't actually listen to them much. But I tend to go through periods where I'll listen to one band a LOT for a week then move on to another band. With a library my size that means it often takes a while to get back to a band I played previously.

But I love almost anything MJK does. His voice is fantastic, but more than that, I love his writing style. His use of metaphors and allusions is definitely my kind of thing and more often than not, beautifully done.

# Dec 12, 2008 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Txmetalhead writes:

Good to see them back. This band is great!
I didn't get into Puscifer - but Tool continues to be awesome.

# Dec 12, 2008 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. mikeyj32101 writes:

I hope they do something soon. APC and tool are awsome bands, but the time spent between records lets time for it to develop properly. I know i am not alone here not minding the 5+ year wait for new albums. The albums kick a$$ though, I think MJK comes out with a new album when he needs money for grapes haha. just kidding. Seriously, the imagery in the lyrics, and the melodies are kicks ass, the puscifer thing though eesh, i'm not really into it, its not bad, just not my thing.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 5:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. khanate writes:

I don't care for A Perfect Circle as there just like intermissions for the next Tool installment. I really want to hear Tool do another Undertow sounding album, but way more complex. Like some kind of lengthy tribal, trance, metal album with Maynards vocal's being low in the mix. The trouble is with A Perfect Circle is that they sound too weak and don't have the depth, "Blue" is a good example. I've been listening to Undertow for 7 years and it still sounds fresh especially if you have LP.

Best Tool Albums
Undertpw
Aenima
Lateralus
10,000 Days

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. cruor writes:

post 9 writes:
"I hope Tool take their time and come up with something vastly differnent from 10K Days as good as it was, it doesn't hold up to the greatness of AEnima or Lateralus."

More time? It took them 5 years to come up with 10K Days how much more time do they need? I do agree that they need to do something then 10K Days (aka Lateralus pt. 2).

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. That_One_Guy writes:

khanate -- In post 29, do you realize you named every Tool album except "Opiate" as their best? Lol.

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# Dec 17, 2008 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. psythe writes:

I assume he was listing them in order of best through to worst. Not the order I would have put them in, and Opiate would have been in there for sure. Probably third, in fact. Lateralus is clearly their best album. Aenema is clearly their second best. Never got into Undertow anywhere near as much as any of the others. It takes last place. I'm sure you can fill in the gaps.

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. SlugEmperor writes:

I usually go by song, not album, with tool. I strongly disagree that 10,000 days doesn't hold up to the greatness. I liked them all pretty equally just in different ways. Although call me crazy but i loved 10,000 days. All good albums really. I wasn't huge on opiate, not as much my style. But i liked sweat, and, cold and ugly, two out of five or however many.

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. That_One_Guy writes:

psythe -- Personally, I think that yes, "Lateralus" and "Aenema" are their 2 best, but I would place "Undertow" 3rd, "10,000 Days" 4th and "Opiate" 5th. And I love "Opiate."

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# Dec 19, 2008 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. psythe writes:

I think Undertow was probably a more solid album, better produced, better artistic direction etc than Opiate. But I listed them in the order of personal taste, not in the order of critical analysis :)

# Dec 19, 2008 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. khanate writes:

I didn't list Opiate as it's an EP and I was listing "Albums". Anyway do think Tool will release 10,000 Days on vinyl?

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# Dec 19, 2008 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. psythe writes:

Fair enough. I hope they do. Vinyls are best.

# Dec 19, 2008 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. khanate writes:

Well said ^^

# Dec 20, 2008 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. That_One_Guy writes:

I hope they do, too, but it doesn't really matter to me, I don't have a record player. But yeah, vinyl sounds best.

psythe -- I know what you mean, I was listing them in order or personal taste, too. Sorry if I didn't clarify that.

# Dec 23, 2008 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Cozen writes:

Glad to see meaningful conversations in here, well done. Tool is continually writing material while on tour. Hopefully, during the year and a half 10K days tour, they banked a few tracks. Saw the tour twice...highlights were FLOOD, The Pot (in D.C.) and Rosetta Stoned.

As far as ranking Tool albums...I agree with that_one_guy with one addtion...

Tool's cover of No Quarter from Salival should get honorable mention.

# Dec 30, 2008 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. psythe writes:

^Tool covering Led Zeppelin? Does it get any better?? Actually they covered The Cure's 'Lovesong' at some point too, which was brilliant.

TOG - cool man, no worries. On a different note, have you seen the artist who calls himself 'That One Guy'? AMAZING. The dude plays basically electro music with a saw and a pipe! Unfortunately hearing it is piss compared to seeing him do a live gig. Even vids on youtube don't convey how awesome it is live :(

# Dec 30, 2008 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Blindgreed1 writes:

I've failed horribly. I can't rate my favorite Tool albums in order of preference... I love them all so much. I guess tied for last would be 10,000 and Opiate but the rest is a dead tie for me.

Cozen: Where can I find their Salival cover of No Quater? I've never heard of such an effort. Are you new here? I don't believe i've ever had the pleasure.

psythe: All the musicians in Tool are brilliant. How can you go wrong? They are so good, I get depressed every time I see them live because I know my band will never be that tight.

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# Dec 30, 2008 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Blindgreed1 writes:

Cozen: Nevermind, it's the box set that came out before Lateralus correct?

# Dec 30, 2008 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Cozen writes:

Blindgreed1 - not new, just been a while since I posted.

Yeah you know the one then...I bought Salival in 2000 for retail $30 or $40 I think. When I opened my copy, it had 2 audio CD's and the DVD in it. Cool huh?

I just briefly looked online and couldn't find it new for less than $275 on Amazon. Ridiculous, I know. It's listed as used for $67. I'm sure someone on here has a line on where you could get it. I highly recommend picking it up...highlights are the aformentioned "No Quarter" Led Zepp cover, "Push**" live, & "You Lied" Peach cover.

# Dec 30, 2008 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Cozen writes:

I can't believe Metal Underground asterisked Push it...whatever. Censorship?

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46. Blindgreed1 writes:

Cozen: Yeah, I may have to venture out to the used CD stores for it this weekend. I had totally forgotten about that set. I remember being p!ssed off that it wasn't Lateralus when they released it and then it totally just passed me by I guess. See you around man. Keep it heavy \m/\m/!!!

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47. weasel321 writes:

Sorry guys, I can't rank them. Any Tool is good Tool. IF I had to put a number 1 it's Aenima. I know it takes about 5 years for them to put out albums but, with them it's always work the wait!

Blindgreed1 - I agree, I have a band and never will we be that tight live. What's more amazing, they never (or very rarely) look at each other for breaks or changes in the songs. The only time I have seen them do that was during "Push it" in Baton Rouge where Adam stood in front of Danny at the start of the song.

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48. weasel321 writes:

Sorry GUYS that's "worth the wait" I can't type LOL

# Dec 30, 2008 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Cozen writes:

Now Playing : Gojira - Ocean Planet...I highly recommend you do the same

By the way, anyone ever You Tubed "Children of the Anochronistic Dynasty" and seen Maynard's early band on community T.V.? It's almost like finding out Santa Clause isn't real. Goes to show persistence and hard work pays off.

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Blindgreed1 writes:

Weazel: It's been a while brother. Where you been hiding? I never miss a Tool show, but like I said it's very depressing. I come out of there feeling like there's just no point in continueing, but then I usually come up with a cool lyric or riff and distract myself with a new tune. Agreed on the changes thing too man. They are without a doubt Godz amongst mere mortals.

Cozen: I have seen that. Good anology.lol. I may just pick up some Gojira this weekend as well. Everyone here has been raving about the new album. If you can't trust a fellow metal head... Who the hell can you trust right? lol.

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# Dec 31, 2008 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. weasel321 writes:

Blindgreed1 - I've been working. That's about all. I post when I can. Also, same here, NEVER miss a Tool show. I saw them for the last tour in Baton Rouge then in NOLA. "Godz amongst mere mortals". I could not agree more. Sometimes it sounds like Danny has 4 arms and 4 legs! LOL

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52. Blindgreed1 writes:

Weasel: In this economy, you're lucky to have a job brother. I am also one off the fortunate ones in this period. Have a safe and happy New Year and by all means... Keep it heavy \m/\m/!!!

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# Dec 31, 2008 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Netromancer writes:

Danny Carey is sick. Sick I tell ya! I have to check out the newer Gojira as well, Blind. "From Mars to Sirius" was a great album, but I keep hearing "The Way of all Flesh" blows it away.

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Cozen writes:

Just curious, anyone familiar with Mouth of the Architect? Check out "Noone wished to settle here" off The Ties That Bind album.

I saw Isis open for Tool once and that opened up a bunch of sludge metal doors for me.

# Dec 31, 2008 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Txmetalhead writes:

Isis is very good. Cult of Luna is bada$$ too. Check out Intronaut for some great atmospheric, complex metal. I love sludge metal. You should check out Crowbar or some great doom metal, like Draconian. If it is metal, I love it, well, most of it, anyway. Tool has always been a favorite of mine. Aenima is my favorite album, Undertow, second, and Lateralus, third, for me.
I agree - Tool is so technical, and amazing, that it seems like there is more than 4 people in the band. The bass playing is so heavy, it really makes the band sound heavier. Just an amazing band. Tool is one of the best bands to emerge from the 90s-on.

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56. psythe writes:

Havn't heard Mouth Of The Architect, but Intronaut are fantastic :) Isis and Cult Of Luna, too, obviously. And who can go past Gojira, really?

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57. That_One_Guy writes:

Ah, yes, Gojira. Blindgreed1, I severely recommend picking up "The Way Of All Flesh" and "From Mars to Sirius" if you get the chance, they're both phenomenal.

As far as sludge / stoner / doom metal goes, there's a lot of great bands out there.. check out a website called stonerrock(dot)com, they have thousands of free mp3s from hundreds of bands on there.

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58. Cozen writes:

psythe / TOG / TX: We seem to agree on music so check out the album The Ties that Bind from Mouth of the Architect. I know I've already mentioned it, but I'd like your take before this article expires. Best track is "Noone wished to settle here"...hypnotic.

LastFM is a good site for listening to free music with full tracks...no free downloads though. I'll check out stonerrock.

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59. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I must say, Tool's cover of No Quarter IS fantastic. Funny thing is, I never remembered downloading it, it just ended up on my computer one day, before I even really listened to tool. creepyy......

Speaking of fantastic: Gojira. Live they are phenomenal. As good as they sound on cd, nothing compares to their live performance. The music sounds incredible in an open air setting with 300-400 people packed in a 60x60 area, simply incredible.

Soundwise specifically, I had no idea where to go for good death-prog besides Meshuggah, and then Gojira came out with their last two cd's, and guess who just got replaced on my list of favorite bands? Hint: it rhymes with Leshuggah.

Even with great tracks like Heaviest Matter, or Ocean Planet and Backbone, The song off their fourth cd (yes, they have two more worth a check) called Oroborus blows all the rest of the cd before away in my opinion. All the tears is the song with Randy Blythe on vocals, a nice touch i think, and then vacuity and Adoration for none are excelent. The only problem I found with the entire last cd was the title track, "The Way of..."

17 minutes for one song, and at least 5-10 minutes of it are absolute silence. WTF?

Now playing: Gojira- Oroborus

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