Wednesday, 12/16/09

Puscifer finally makes its way to the east coast

Maynard mentions on his Twitter account that "most dates will be on sale the 8th, 9th, or 15th of January," that "St Louis is still tentative," and finally that "double shows will not be the same."

Mar 2nd, 3rd Atlanta, GA CW Center Stage
Mar 5th, 6th Washington DC, Lincoln Theater
Mar 8th, 9th Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts
Mar 11th New York, NY Grand Ballroom
Mar 12th New York, NY TBA
Mar 13th New York, NY Apollo Theater
Mar 15th, 16th Boston, MA Berklee Academy of Music
Mar 19th, 20th Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theater
Mar 21st Lorain, OH (Cleveland) Lorain Theater
Mar 23rd, 24th Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theater
Mar 26th, 27th Chicago, IL Vic Theater
Mar 29th Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Mar 30th St Louis, MO Roberts Orpheum Theater
Mar 31st Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Apr 2nd, 3rd Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theater
Tuesday, 12/08/09

Ritual Tool

The Daily Grail has posted an article on Occult Rock

Ritual Tool

Another band to use the Tree of Life on their album packaging in more recent years is the acclaimed American progressive rock/metal band (who can categorise them?) Tool, on their limited edition CD/DVD box set Salival (“a map of consciousness projected over the body of a Macrocosmic being”). And it is with Tool that we possibly reach the apotheosis of ‘occult rock’. In contrast to the gratuitous use of magickal words and imagery by rock bands in the 1980s – co-opted almost always purely for marketing reasons – Tool employs various branches of esoteric thought as direct aids (or is that 'tools'?) in their creative process. What’s more, they do so with a level of thought and contemplation which seems light years ahead of their peers. In the words of Blair MacKenzie Blake, a close personal friend of the band, Tool have been known to…

Thursday, 12/03/09

Upcoming Wine Bottle Signings

Maynard Keenan and Eric Glomski will be signing bottles of Arizona Stronghold at Whole Food Markets in Santa Barbara, Tucson and Las Vegas on these dates:

December 6 2:00 – 5:00 pm Tucson, AZ (3360 E. Speedway Blvd.)
December 8 5:00 – 8:00 pm Santa Barbara, CA (3761 State St.)
December 9 5:00 – 8:00 pm Las Vegas, NV (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.)

Speaking of wine, Caduceus Cellars And Arizona Stronghold won a number of awards from the Arizona Wine Growers Association this November. Caduceus Cellars 2007 Premier Paso earned both the Arizona Winemaker's Medal for Dry Red and the People's Choice Award for the red category. Arizona Stronghold won the following awards:

Gold Awards:
Red: Arizona Stronghold 2008 Nachise "Top Winner"
Rosé: Arizona Stronghold 2008 Dayden "Top Winner"

White: Arizona Stronghold 2008 Tazi

Red: Arizona Stronghold 2008 Mangus

Visit the AWGA site for the full winners list.