Novus Opiate Seclorum

21 December 2021

Thirty years ago today, TOOL was officially born with the release of their original demo tape, entitled “72826”. It was released in extremely limited quantities and today it would be easier to find hen’s teeth.

To celebrate this auspicious day in TOOL history, take a Liston to it here in this YouTube video.


19 November 2021

Happy 50th birthday to our favorite bass player, Justin Chancellor!


1 October 2021

Although it may seem like a lifetime ago for many of us, twenty-five years ago TOOL officially released (on CD and tape, as it were) their eponymous sophomore album, Ænima.


17 September 2021

On this day in 1996, Zoo Entertainment released TOOL’s breakout album, Ænima, on vinyl a couple weeks before the official 1 October release.


30 August 2021

It’s been a long while, too long actually, since I’ve had enough time to update the FAQ. But finally, it has been updated. Enjoy!


29 August 2021

Two years ago today, after a 13 year wait, TOOL finally got around to releasing more music upon the world with the album, Fear Inoculum.


15 May 2021

“Freighted with a prodigious sense of musicality and lyrics with a profound sense of spiritual authority, Lateralus has transfixed successive generations of rock fans ever since it came into the world on May 15, 2001.” – Kerrang!

That’s right… Lateralus turned 20 years old today.


10 May 2021

Happy 60th birthday to Mr. Daniel Edwin Carey!


2 May 2021

It’s hard to believe it has been 15 years now, but on this day in 2006, TOOL released 10,000 Days.


18 April 2021

Its been 1 year! The TOOL FAQ has now officially traveled around the Sun for 365 days – 370, actually, but who’s counting? I actually wanted to wish MJK a happy birthday before the FAQ’s own, and I also wanted to give the FAQ an entirely new look first, but here it is! That’s one year down, but hopefully many many more to come.

If you’re wondering where the previous FAQ News posts went, don’t worry – they are still here, but have been archived in their own separate page now. A few other things have also been rearranged into what is now hopefully their permanent places.

Check it out and… Spiral Out!