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Tool [ t ʰ u ː l ] < / span >> .mw-parser-output .pronunciation> a {background: url ("// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/Loudspeaker.svg/11px-Loudspeaker.svg.png" ) center left no-repeat; padding-left: 15px; font-size: smaller}> is a progressive American metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1990> by singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Paul D'Amour. The latter left the group in 1995 to be replaced by Justin Chancellor of the British band Peach shortly before the recording of their second album, Ænima.

This band borrows from heavy metal its power, progressive rock its load of emotions and psychedelic rock the ability to create a full and haunting atmosphere. They released their first studio album, Undertow (1993), followed in 1996 by a second album, titled Ænima, which will make the band known in the alternative metal scene. They become more popular with the release of Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006). A fifth studio album, entitled Fear Inoculum, was released on August 30, 2019, thirteen years after the previous one.

In the 1980s, each of Tool's future members moved to Los Angeles. Paul D'Amour and Adam Jones wanted to join the film industry, and Maynard James Keenan studied visual art in Michigan. Danny Carey and Keenan played in Green Jellÿ>; Carey also played with Carole King and Pigmy Love Circus.

Maynard James Keenan and Adam Jones meet in 1986, the first leaving the East Coast and the other his native Illinois to settle in Los Angeles. Danny Carey then lives in the apartment below Maynard's. Before joining Tool, Danny Carey had already played in several other bands. He replaces for a while a drummer, who should have come to audition, but who never came. Paul D'Amour joined the band some time later as a bass player, and it was finally in 1990 that the Tool group began their career. A first album was released in 1992, Opiate. It allows the group to be known everywhere in the United States. The title of the album refers to the Karl Marx quote "religion is the opium of the people", which explains the visual of the album where we see a half-man half-caterpillar monster in costume. priest.

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