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Best Albums Of 2019: Tool, Idle Hands, Immortal Bird, Destrage, Enisum

Posted in Lists, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/19/2020 by kurtorzeck

1. ToolFear Inoculum (Volcano/RCA)
2. Idle Hands – Mana (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) Continue reading

Tool Take The Wiltern: 8.13.01

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags on 07/21/2010 by kurtorzeck

Just unearthed my old review of Tool’s August 13, 2001, show at Los Angeles’ relatively intimate Wiltern Theatre (years before it became the Wiltern LG):

“The invincible act proved its robustness once again …”

Read the full piece, published in Campus Circle, here.

More reviews here.

Isis’ Aaron Turner In ’02: Oceanic Is ‘The Best Material We’ve Ever Written’

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/08/2010 by kurtorzeck

Last week saw the publish of a post drawing possible connections between what many consider to be Isis’ ultimate masterpiece, Oceanic, and one of the most important novels to come out of the 20th century, Arthur Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon.” Keeping the Oceanic momentum going, here’s an interview I conducted with the band in October 2002, just weeks after the album came out. Continue reading