Tools new album Fear Inoculum is out today and the band has released Tour dates on their social media pages.

Tickets are on-sale Sept. 6 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of tickets will be available to Tool Army members on Sept. 4. Tool Army information, as well as VIP package details, can be found via

October 13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

October 15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

October 18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena

October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

October 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

October 23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena

October 25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

October 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center

October 29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

October 31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum

November 2 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

November 3 Chicago, IL United Center

November 5 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena

November 6 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

November 8 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

November 9 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena

November 11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

November 12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

November 14 Boston, MA TD Garden

November 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center

November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena

November 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall

November 24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena

November 25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena

Tool Album Fear Inoculum Released Today, Tour-dates Announced

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Opeth: Garden of The Titans

Opeth recently released this superb Blu Ray, DVD, double live CD package, Garden Of The Titans (Opeth Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre), from their appearance at the legendary venue in 2017.

I was fortunate to see Opeth exactly 2 days after this concert took place when they made their stop in Indianapolis. As a matter of fact, the only thing that could possibly have improved this package would have been the inclusion of the sets by openers Devin Townsend Project, and main support, Gojira.

As it stands, Garden Of The Titans features 3 future classics from the Sorceress album, and a selection of past vintage Opeth gems, such as Ghost Of Perdition, In My Time Of Need, Demon Of The Fall, Cusp Of Eternity, Heir Apparent, and the magnificent finale, Deliverance.

Mikael Akerfeldt delivers some humorous anecdotes in between songs, and per Opeth’s reputation, the video and sound are pristine.

There is a booklet of some stunning photography from the show included, also.

I love the continuing growth and exploration of Opeth. They fearlessly chart their own course, dabbling in so many styles of music (and excelling in all), always managing to sound distinctly like Opeth…they are a genre unto themselves. Opeth rules…I accept no arguments!

Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

RUSH: A Farewell To Kings

This one required a certain amount of thinking, because Rush has so many high quality studio albums to choose from, but I decided to pick 1977’s A Farewell To Kings, and I’m here to tell you why!

First of all, A Farewell To Kings represented a bold step forward in the band’s composing skills, continuing the path of longer songs, and the addition of more keyboards into the mix.

Later down the road the keyboards kind of put the guitars into a lesser role, but at this point, Alex Lifeson still sounded like a real guitar hero (which he is!) and Geddy Lee was still primarily a super power on bass and vocals.

The Professor (Neil Peart) was expanding his drum and percussion arsenal, and digging deep into his bag of literary tricks to pen some of the deepest lyrics in progressive rock music.

For all this maturity and growth, I still hold A Farewell To Kings near and dear to my heart, because, quite frankly, it ROCKS my face off.

Xanadu is simply mind boggling, a work of cosmic genius, and firmly in my top 3 Rush tunes of all time. Such an epic track, topped off with a completely incendiary solo by Sir Alex. Cygnus X-1 Book 1:

The Voyage, is another chapter in Rush’s science fiction saga, and Closer To The Heart demonstrated that the boys still knew how to keep a song short and sweet when they wanted to.

A Farewell To Kings was Rush discovering just how powerful a power trio could be.

Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind


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When Opeth released their 2011 album Heritage  they had completed the transformation from their death metal origins through progressive death metal in the early 2000s to full – on prog rock that celebrated their love of classic 70s rock bands. Click on the Fye link for purchase.

Sorceress is the twelfth studio album by the Swedish band Opeth.  The album was released on 30 September 2016 via record label Nuclear Blast and the band’s own imprint Moderbolaget.  The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales.  Following the album’s release, the band embarked on a world tour with bands The Sword, Sahg, and Myrkur as supporting acts. The album was streamed via SoundCloud on 29 September.


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