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TOOL has released a statement to explaining how a misunderstanding between the band’s guitarist and a fan led to speculation that the group had completed its new studio album.

“Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland TOOL concert, joked that the band’s new album was not only finished but coming out the next day,” the statement reads. “Unfortunately, his off-the-cuff joke was taken out of context. Work on the forthcoming album is ongoing and as soon as it is done, trust me, we will be the first to let everyone know.”

Jones posted a message on his Twitter profile stating, “FYI, ‘The record’s done and it’s coming out tomorrow’ is what I said yesterday, followed by ‘just kidding. . . ‘”

TOOL kicked off its spring tour at Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington on Tuesday (March 4) with a two-hour collection of fan favorites but not a single new tune in sight. According to, the Los Angeles band opened its set with “Hooker With A Penis” and blasted through hits like “Vicarious”, “Schism” and “Jambi” before ending with the triple knockout of “Forty-Six & 2”, “Ænema” and “Stinkfist”.

The instrumental members of TOOL have acknowledged working on new music for a large portion of the past year, but have yet to give any sign that they are ready to hit “record.”

TOOL‘s last album, “10,000 Days”, came out in 2006. The band has toured a few times since then.

Keenan has kept himself busy with his Arizona wine-making business and his band PUSCIFER, along with doing some live work and a little new music with A PERFECT CIRCLE.

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Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo was interviewed on episode 56 of “Kill Your Radio”. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below.

Anselmo‘s first-ever solo album, “Walk Through Exits Only”, sold around 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at Philip‘s New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair, with his band THE ILLEGALS — guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL) and José Manuel Gonzales“Walk Through Exits Only” is abrasive, aggressive, anthemic and 100% Anselmo.

Asked why he felt the need to start another band outside of DOWN, Anselmo told The Washington Times: “If you look at DOWN, we’re made up of three different bands, EYEHATEGOD and CROWBAR and whatever the fuck Pepper‘s [Keenan, guitar] doing, you know; he does a lot of different things. So, we have this flexibility of freedom and dead time is lame. Instead of starting some fucking other band, you know, branding it with a name and having to have people buy into a whole new name, this is something I wanted to do for the long term and something I can do long term because I don’t want any other fucking projects. That’s the beauty of having a solo band. I can really do what I want. So, ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ is one expression of music. We have another EP coming out in October that’s really completely different than anything that I’ve put out. And then we’re gonna get even more different and base it off the fuckin’ mood I’m in, you know? Jesus, It could be an all-acoustic, spoon-playing, flute-playing fuckin’, oh man, any type of fuckin’ music. I can do it if I feel like doing it. The only two bands I’m in right now, tangibly that I’m going to be working with and putting out records with is DOWN and the solo band. So, it’s easy.”

Anselmo also spoke about his forthcoming autobiography, tentatively titled “Mouth For War: Pantera, Pain, & Pride – Heavy Metal Highs, Drugged Out Lows, & The Battle For My Life”, for which he secured a deal last year with Jeremie Ruby-Strauss, senior editor at Simon & Schuster‘s Gallery Books imprint. writer Corey Mitchell will co-author the book, which is described as “a no-holds-barred look inside of Philip‘s brain, his history with PANTERA, the loss of his best-friend, Dimebag Darrell, and an unflinching examination into the downward spiral of pain and drug addiction that nearly cost him his life.”

Asked what fans might be surprised to see in the book, Anselmo said: “There’s a lot of stories and a very, very interesting journey to fuckin’ even get to the PANTERA chapters. It took quite a while and quite a lot of different craziness in my life to even fuckin’ get to the point to where I was able to join PANTERA. So, a lot of shit happened before PANTERA and then obviously the PANTERA days were fucking insane in their own way. Since the death of Dimebag and the breakup of PANTERA before that, a whole lot of shit has happened, as well, both horrific and pretty damn fucking good.”

He continued: “These days, man, you know, it’s like I’m ten years clean from any fucking hard drugs at all and fuckin’ haven’t touched a drop of whiskey since 2001. Honestly, there’s a big, I guess, educational, if you want to put it like that, portion of the book that shows there’s somewhat of a ray of light even at the fuckin’ lamest part of your life or the lowest part of your life. If people can learn from me, good, good for them. It’s gonna be an interesting book.”

Interview (audio):

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Fall City Fall

For every exciting new hardcore band that emerges, there always seem to be another ten that neither play it like they mean it or have anything to contribute other than reflecting their trend-chasing fans’ empty heads back at them. As a result, when a band comes along that simply throbs with conviction, belief and explosive rage, fans of all kinds of heavy music should jump on board immediately.

On Victus, Canadian extremists Fall City Fall have not just given hardcore a very potent kick up the backside: they have also imbued it with an invigorating dose of harrowing reality. Musically thrilling but emotionally exhausting, these are songs designed to confront demons and send them howling back into the abyss.

“I really wanted to touch on things that people didn’t necessarily want to confront,” explains co-vocalist Nathan Zorn. “I’ve dealt with depression. I had a relationship with a girl and she had an abortion and that was really psychologically damaging to me. Our singer Keenan’s dad committed suicide when he was a kid. Those kinds of things happen all the time and no one really wants to hear about that in mainstream music. I want to get under people’s skin and bother them. I want to make people upset and get into the meat and meaning of what’s going on in their lives. We’re all dealt shitty hands but it’s up to you to control your destiny. No one’s gonna hold your hand through the walk of life.”

Formed in Alberta, Calgary, in 2008, Fall City Fall could easily have latched onto the nearest generic metalcore bandwagon, but instead their new album is a seething maelstrom of raging left-field hardcore, balls-out punk rock and moments of macabre melodrama. With a fearsome reputation for sweat-drenched live shows and a deep commitment to prodding relentless away at life’s sores and bruises, this young five-piece may just be the band to get hardcore’s heart pumping at full strength once again.

“I think if you don’t play honestly and passionately and you’re just doing it to make money and bang girls, then that really shines through and the audience is not going to take you seriously and you’ll soon be forgotten,” says Nathan. “We want to play a show and make a huge impact. We don’t want you to forget us. One of the best shows I ever did was in front of ten kids. I’d been having the worst day and I played my fucking heart out and left the stage in the greatest mood. I’d rather play for 100 kids and have even one of them affected in a positive way than being elevator music to 1000 people.”

Victus is out now via Victory

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Canadian hardcore outfit Fall City Fall has released a music video for “Anxiety Attack” from the band’s forthcoming release “Victus,” due out January 22nd, 2013. Watch the video below courtesy of Vevo. Victory Records also commented:

“Fall City Fall is ready to unleash their unique sound filled with hard hitting melodies and technical riffs. With duel-vocalists Nathan Zorn and Keenan Pylychaty leading the pack, the band dives deep into the human psyche with meaningful lyrics and memorable songs. They will film two new music videos this Friday, November 23rd for ‘Lovebirds’ and ‘Dissentipede’ in Calgary, Alberta at Albert Park Radisson Heights.”

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