Category: THE TOOLS

THE TOOLS – Remodeling [Digitally Remastered / first time on CD] (2020)

Metallic Blue Records not only is reissuing THE TOOLS first album, but also their second, 1983’s “Remodeling“, fully remastered. Alongside the success in the Salt Lake City area circuit with their brand of classic melodic hard rock, THE TOOLS opened for major acts like The Tubes, Randy Hansen, Molly Hatchet and more.
After some line up changes, THE TOOLS were updating their sound to a more polished US bluesy hard rock style, and recorded second effort ”Remodeling” in 1987 which sold well and received very good reviews.
The band was getting attention from Geffen Records, but unfortunately due internal troubles split very soon, with some members founding BAD BOYS, which album was also reissued by Metallic Blue Records and featured at 0dayrox.
”Remodeling” delivers fun, very well served classic hard rock sporting a solid songwriting & production.

THE TOOLS – Diamond Lace [Digitally Remastered / first time on CD] (2020)

Formed in the late Seventies, THE TOOLS were very popular in the Salt Lake City area, having played for 20,000 people at the Great Salt Lake Salt Shaker Beach Festival. After several demos, the band entered the Audio Vision Studios in November of 1982 to record their first album “Diamond Lace“, released by themselves.
Now Metallic Blue Records has unearthed the tapes and plus some THE TOOLS early recordings reissued “Diamond Lace” with a digitally remastered treatment.
The songs were professionally recorded, showcasing a band with lots of energy in a style similar to early Loverboy, Legs Diamond, Franke The Knockouts and more. Great guitars, strong vocals and catchy songwriting from a band deserving major exposure.