Former Tool Bass Player Paul D’Amour Readies Feersum Ennjin LP


Story by Cat Badra

Tool’s Paul D’Amour and Danny Carney collaborate on new song

Tool fans are a devoted bunch, and chances are, their ears are already spinning for the forthcoming album from Tool bass player and founding member Paul D’Amour. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait a tad longer than expected for the airs.

D’Amour’s new band, Feersum Ennjin, was initially set to release their self-titled album on Nov. 1. However, that date has been pushed back to Nov. 22. Tool fans have no need to pout, though, because the reason behind the delay is good: Tool drummer Danny Carney has decided to hit the skins for a song on the album, so they’re using the extra time to lay down a track in the studio.

Carey will play on, “The Fourth,” making this the first time he and D’Amour have collaborated together since Tool’s 1995 blockbuster album, Aenima. D’Amour left Tool after Aemina, and since then, he’s played with psycheledic group Lusk with Brad Laner (Medicine), Greg Edwards (Autolux, Failure) and Chris Pitman (Gun N’Roses) and devoted much of his time to film composition, working quietly on music for both film and television over the years.

D’Amour is eager to release fresh music with Feersum Ennjin. “Feersum Ennjin really started as a series of studio experiments but gradually took on a life of its own,” he said, in a release. “All of the different musical experiences of my past took form as I found a melodic thread to tie them all together as one sound.  I’m looking forward to taking the next step, to make Feersum Ennjin a living, breathing entity that exists beyond the studio.”


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