Tuesday, 9/03/13

A little Puscifer news.

Head on over to SPIN and you can read a short interview with Maynard as well as listen to the stream of Puscifer's All Re-mixed Up which was released a few days ago.
Along with the new remix he also discusses the upcoming Puscifer DVD "What is..." which is due to be released November 26 and will contain live Puscifer performances along with skits.
Monday, 9/02/13

New TOOL in 2014?

This news is a little behind but there is apparently new TOOL music in the works and according to Danny this could see the light of day early next year:
"We could have the record finished by the end of the year – that's a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we'll be able to get it out before Christmas. We'll see how it goes. Most likely, it'll be early 2014.”

Also, in a recent WTF podcast Maynard reveals he is currently waiting on "sounds" from the rest of the band.

Tuesday, 7/16/13

The new Volto! album drops next week

Volto! IncitareIf you've kept an eye on the various non-Tool projects from members of Tool, you've probably seen the name Volto! here and there. The rock trio is made up of Danny Carey on drums, Lance Morrison on bass, and John Ziegler on guitars.

They've recorded a debut album called Incitare and it's coming out on the 23rd. If you're curious about the sound, you can trade your email address for an otherwise free download of one of the tracks by signing up at VoltoBand.com.
Monday, 2/25/13

Tool to re-issue Opiate in super-deluxe format

According to their Facebook page, TOOL will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on Mar. 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release.

The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.

The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from the 10,000 Days packaging.

The packages will only be available via TOOL's website on Mar. 26 and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place. More details to be announced soon.
Thursday, 3/29/12

TOOL to record in possibly June or July

Audio Ink Radio posted a few snippets from a recent Danny Carey interview with Vic Firth. In the interview Danny mentioned he's
"hoping we’ll get into the studio by June or July and start tracking. That’s the plan anyway."

They also include a link to 'Vic Firth's Artist Spotlight on Danny Carey' video.
Tuesday, 2/07/12

Imbibe some Arizona Stronghold wine at Vino in Alhambra

An old buddy of mine just opened up a wine bar in Los Angeles, and is the only wine bar in the area to sell Arizona Stronghold wines, from winemakers Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenan. They've got the entire line... except the Chardonnay. Here's the thing - if you call ahead and ask for the wine director, Andrew Stuart, and tell him that Matt appreciated that surprise bottle of champagne back in 2002, he'll give you a 10% discount when you stop in.

You can find out more about Vino at Trios at their facebook page, or if your'e in the area, drive over to 10 N. 1st St. in Alhambra, CA. Or just call Andrew at (626) 284-4674.

Mmm, delicious wine. And now back to your regularly scheduled longform drought of Tool news.
Wednesday, 2/01/12

Update from MJK regarding live videos + YouTube

Keep this in mind before you want to upload something:

We are currently working on some form of reciprocal exchange. Almost 100% of the copyright infringement on uTube from other channels never gives a nod to the source. No mention of www.puscifer.com or www.youtube.com/pusciferdotcom being the official channels for Puscifer, Caduceus, A Perfect Circle, and Tool. No traffic is sent our way. This recent barrage of cease and desist notices is an attempt to correct this. People/artists doing videos using our work without permission deliver an added sting when they don't even mention our sites. We are independent. We NEED the traffic to OUR URL's and channels to survive as an independent project. So some form of reciprocating gesture needs to be put in place for us not to be pricks about it all. Then and only then will we consider allowing people to use our art and product in conjunction with theirs.
Having said that, NO live footage is EVER permitted. The live experience is to be enjoyed in the moment. Not on the internet.
We'll be in touch.

Puscifer video for Telling Ghosts debuts on Spin.com

The new video for Telling Ghosts is a nice sample of the live Puscifer experience that awaits. It is one thing to listen to Puscifer's album in the comfort of your own listening space, but it is quite another to see it all unfold live. If you have the opportunity to see Puscifer live, I highly recommend it. You can view the video here:

Experience Puscifer live this spring in the following cities:


23 Austin, TX Long Center for the Performing Arts
25 Baton Rouge, LA River Center Theatre
26 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
28 Nashville, TN Andrew Jackson Hall
29 Louisville, KY Brown Theatre


1 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre
3 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
4 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
6 Kansas City, KS Kansas City Music Hall
7 Omaha, NE Omaha Civic Auditorium
10 Edmonton, AB North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
13 Vancouver, BC The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
14 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
16 San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts
17 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
18 Escondido, CA California Center for the Arts

More ticket information at Puscifer.com and Puscifer's Facebook.
Monday, 10/24/11

Puscifer releases video for "Conditions" title track

One of my favorite things about the internet is how you don't have to sit around through hours of crap to see a new music video. And with that, Rolling Stone's got "Conditions of my Parole" streaming. Enjoy!
Tuesday, 10/18/11

Puscifer's follow-up album far better than cover art lets on

Conditions of my ParoleMaynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis, Carina Round, Juliette Commagere, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Freidl, Gil & Rani Sharone, Jonny Polonsky, Tim Alexander, Devo Keenan, Alessandro Cortini, Sarah Jones, and Jon Theodore. I think that covers everyone involved in Conditions of my Parole, the album by Puscifer that's available now (if not very soon). If you haven't already heard it, or maybe you're wary of it given previous Puscifer output, Spin's got a full preview for your streaming pleasure, so you can try before you buy, like it used to be at indie CD shops.

Puscifer was one of those projects that I was really excited about, and then found myself quite let down when music finally emerged. I honestly only dug one or two songs off "V is for Vagina," although I was fortunate enough to catch their show in Philadelphia and while the ham was sometimes too thick, it was entertaining and worth the short trip to the TLA. The remixes didn't do it for me, but something happened with "'C' Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference HERE)‎" - just about the whole thing was really, really good.

So when I did the terrible pirate thing a week or two ago and downloaded a leak of Conditions of my Parole, I tried not to get my hopes up, lest I be let down like I was with the debut. In fact, despite the goofy cover art, this album is a keeper. Previously I'd cherry-picked tracks from previous releases (thanks Amazon, iTunes) - though I'm not much of a pre-orderer anymore, as soon as I can buy this album, I'm buying the whole thing. Definitely a keeper.
Wednesday, 10/12/11

Stream the new Puscifer LP right now! + Tour Dates!

Stream Puscifer's new album, Conditions of My Parole, here on Spin.com

Catch Puscifer on tour, beginning in November. Visit Puscifer's Facebook page to purchase tickets and for more information.

NOV 7 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
NOV 9 Capitol Theatre Salt Lake City, UT
NOV 10 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
NOV 12 Peabody Opera House St. Louis, MO
NOV 14 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
NOV 15 Cadillac Palace Theatre Chicago, IL
NOV 17 Lakewood Civic Theatre Cleveland, OH
NOV 18 Sony Centre For The Performing Arts Toronto, ON
NOV 19 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
NOV 22 Orpheum Theatre (MA) Boston, MA
NOV 23 Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA
NOV 25 Brooklyn Academy of Music New York, NY
NOV 27 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC
NOV 29 Tennessee Theater Knoxville, TN
NOV 30 Cobb Energy Center Atlanta, GA
DEC 6 The Orpheum Theatre - L.A Los Angeles, CA
DEC 9 Ikeda Theatre Mesa, AZ
Monday, 9/26/11

Maynard Interview in October issue of Sunset Magazine and NM wine distribution update

A short interview in Sunset Magazine's October Issue:

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And another wine related note: Gabriel, the wine department manager at the New Mexico Whole Foods at Indian School Plaza, has informed us that they are now allowed to sell Caduceus/Merkin/Arizona Stronghold product. It is currently the only place in the state of New Mexico to carry them. So if you need to pick up a bottle, stop by the store!

Whole Foods Indian School Plaza
2103 Carlisle Blvd. NE
(Carlisle and I40)
Albuquerque NM
Thursday, 9/08/11

View Puscifer's new 'Man Overboard' video on Rolling Stone.com

"Man Overboard," the first video from Puscifer's second album, Conditions of My Parole, pairs the band's incredibly tense music with dark, grimy digital animation depicting a band rocking out at sea on a rusty old ship. Frontman Maynard James Keenan – best known for his work with Tool and A Perfect Circle – is typically intense, but he brings a wry sense of humor to the piece that is echoed in the clip's visuals. -RS

Read the article and view the video on Rolling Stone.
Tuesday, 8/16/11

Adam Jones plays national anthem for WWE event.

Apparently Adam Jones played the National Anthem for a WWE event earlier tonight. You can read about it at his Facebook page or watch the video below, which the view is horrible but the sound quality is great!

Wednesday, 6/29/11

APC begins tour and new song debut

APC will begin their summer tour in Portland tonight, tickets still available. A special treat for those of you attending will be a debut of a new APC track according to Billy's facebook page:

First APC show in T-Minus 8 hours and 15 minutes. Might be a fopaux but I am psyched to play tonight and even more psyched to debut our new song called _y _n_ ___n. That's all the clues you get for now.