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Slipknot vs. Tool – March Metal Madness 2014, Final Round – Vote!

Slipknot vs. Tool
Roadrunner / Volcano

We've finally arrived at the Final Round of March Metal Madness 2014. In our quest to find the greatest metal album of the 21st century released so far, we started with 32 recordings. Now, we're down to just two, and the remaining albums are both powerhouse records that have helped define metal in the 2000s.

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Philip Anselmo, Tool + Members of Extended GWAR Family Salute Dave ‘Oderus Urungus’ Brockie

GWAR Oderus Urungus
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The music world suffered a big loss on Sunday (March 23) with the death of GWAR frontman Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie. The tributes continue to roll in, with Philip Anselmo, Tool and more findings special ways to pay their respects.

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Tool vs. System of a Down – March Metal Madness 2014, Semifinals

Tool vs. System of a Down
Volcano / American

In our quest to find the greatest metal album of the 21st century so far, we're finally down to the final four recordings! Both of these records deserve a spot in this latest battle, as each act has achieved monumental success through both mainstream popularity and genuine innovation.

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Pantera vs. Tool – March Metal Madness 2014, Quarterfinals

Pantera vs. Tool
EastWest / Volcano

In our quest to find the greatest metal album created so far in the 21st century, we've compiled some of the heaviest-hitting recordings which have been released since the year 2000. In this quarterfinal match and final battle of the Headbanger Region, two acts with massive followings fight for supremacy.

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Maynard James Keenan’s Hollywood Hills Home on the Market for $2.795 Million

Maynard James Keenan
Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Every hardcore Tool fan (and there are a LOT of them) has wondered what the inside of singer Maynard James Keenan's home looks like. You may imagine Maynard dwelling in some sort of psychedelic kaleidoscope or even one of the worlds created for a Tool music video, and you wouldn't be entirely incorrect. Luckily, if you've got $2.795 million burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy Maynard's home in the Hollywood Hills.

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Cannibal Corpse vs. Tool – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 2

Cannibal Corpse vs. Tool
Metal Blade / Volcano

Although these two bands are polar opposites, the one thing they have in common is massive influence from a genuine underground swell. One of these two records could easily be named the greatest metal album of the 21st century, so let's see who advances to the next round of this March Metal Madness 2014 Round 2 battle.

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Is Tool’s New Album Already Recorded?

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Update: Tool guitarist Adam Jones has publicly claimed that his comment about the band's new record being done was simply a joke:

It's been almost eight full years since Tool gifted fans with '10,000 Days' back in 2006, and ever since, followers of the massively successful band have been praying for a new record. There have been tons of small updates on the progress of Tool's fifth full-length album in the past couple of years, but in a new report, a reliable source has written that Tool may be "100 percent done" with the record.

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Tool vs. Cynic – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Tool vs. Cynic
Volcano / Season of Mist

Experimentation is the theme of this battle. Which of these discs will move on in our March Metal Madness search for the best metal album of the 21st century? When it comes to critical praise and undisputed originality, these two bands are ranked in the elite. Ahead of their time, compositionally complex and deeply imaginative, no acts on Earth sound quite like either of these sonic blueprinters.

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Tool Add More Dates to March 2014 Tour

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Last month, Tool announced a handful of West Coast tour dates, but they have now added several more concerts to the trek (all dates below). The tour still launches March 4 in Spokane, Wash., and will now go through March 27, wrapping up in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Tool Unveil Dates for 2014 West Coast Trek

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There's still no word on when a new Tool album will arrive, but fans of the band can take comfort in knowing that they'll be returning to the road soon. The group has just revealed a five-date West Coast swing that will get the band back into the groove this March.

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