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New York City, New York, 05/01/2002

What does a Doctor, Drummer, Bagel shop owner, and Vocal Virtuoso have in common?

Many would guess a bad punch line, but few would guess the music of TOOL. Bred n sped out of Manhattan, spiraling out...

ABOUT THE BAND - Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mysticism, and magic that is TOOL. But if you talk to four brave souls from New York City (Angelo Rivera- vocals; John Catrini - bass; Donald Pusateri- drums; Keith Williams- guitar), their love and passion for this music led them to form SCHISM. New York City's premiere TOOL tribute band.

"We started this back in 2001, after seeing a TOOL show at Madison Square Garden. We simply loved the music and wanted to share it live with other TOOL minded fans. We've been a national touring act for over 6 years now" says bassist John Catrini. Guitarist Keith Williams explained, "This isn't something you tap your foot to, this is more of an interactive experience for the listener. These songs are compositional masterpieces, which will be studied for years to come".

As Donald (Danny Carey Jr) put it, "If you've never had the chance to see TOOL live, here's your local opportunity." And truly a job well done.

We invite you of the collective unconscious to share with us the experience of TOOL as submitted to you by SCHISM.

www.schismbandnyc.com
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- Elliot Stein- Village Voice


" "I had the thrill of watching Schism play live in NYC at Sullivan Hall. My jaw dropped when I heard them play Third Eye flawlessly, definitely a band worthy of being called "THE" Premier Tool Tribute Band. It is a must see show!""
- Paul Garcia from Sellout Productions, Sellout Productions (Jan 10, 2009) - Paul Garcia-Sellout Productions


"Tool tribute band SCHISM is incredible. They have been chosen to perform side by side next to the legendary BEASTIE BOYS, here in NYC at the Manhattan Center Studios (Hammerstein Ballroom)!" - JT Allred-MC Studios NYC


Our journey begins back in Early 2001, home base Manhattan. NYC TOOL tribute band SCHISM was in it's embryonic developmental stages. Keith Williams, mastermind, guitarist, organizeur, band manager, recording artist, promo deity, Chiropractor & founder of SCHISM (whew!) saw his first TOOL show on May 20th, 2001 at the Hammerstein Ballroom with some friends. "We were just amazed at the overall package. The music was amazing, the lighting and stage production was unique. The lead singer was in the back of the stage the entire 2 hours, then addressed the crowd with "Good Evening". It was the last song! Intermission, the lights dimmed down, they migrated towards the center of the stage and drank a 6 pack, and just stared back at the crowd. It was great!!! None of this, "let me see your lighters" or "everyone lets see your hands" crap, this band was straight up, ROCK, without the fluff, just some great thought out mathematical symphonies mostly in the key tuning of D.

Shortly thereafter, our first show was July 18th 2001 at Downtime in NYC. No one locally was performing anything like TOOL's music live. Right then and there, after that show we knew this was going to be something deeper than some 1,2,3,4 pop music cover band. This truly was a musical experience for me and everyone involved. Now 7 years later, this band has just gotten bigger and better.

Last year we got to perform with the likes of Alice in Chains and 20,000 people at the Tweeter Center in MA. This summer we performed next to the Beastie Boys at that same Hammerstein Ballroom where we saw TOOL back in 2001! This is as close to a live TOOL show as your going to get. This is America's oldest International touring TOOL tribute act. SCHISM: a must see show. We invite you the collective unconscious to join us. - Manuel Marino- Renouned Music Critic


"Takes a lot of balls to do what these guys are doing, give it up for NYC TOOL tribute band SCHISM!" - Mike Hammer-WAAF Radio


"SCHISM is the ONLY tribute band on the 54 band roster. These guys are the real deal!!! They are an incredible TOOL tribute band, it's as close as you're going to get from the real thing. We are very much looking forward to having them at the Tweeter Center here in Mansfield, MA for Locobazooka 2006 (oh and 20,000 screaming fans!!!)!" - Dan Hartwell- 3D Entertainment


"This is as close of a representation of TOOL live as you can find. SCHISM is an incredible band, they regularly perform almost 3 hours of TOOL's greatest hits NON STOP, with a multi media show which synchs up to the music. Simply Great. A MUST SEE SHOW" - Chris Zahn-BB KINGS NYC


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TOOL TRIBUTE BAND SCHISM does em all...
Opiate
Undertow
Aenima
Lateralus
Salival
10,000 Days

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Bred n sped out of Manhattan, spiraling out...

ABOUT THE BAND - Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mysticism, and magic that is TOOL. But if you talk to four brave souls from New York City (Angelo Rivera - vocals; Michael Shaw- bass; Donald Pusateri - drums; Keith Williams- guitar); their love and passion for this music led them to form SCHISM. New York City's premier TOOL tribute band.

"We started this back in 2001, after seeing a TOOL show at Madison Square Garden. We simply loved the music and wanted to share it live with other TOOL minded fans" says SCHISM guitarist Keith Williams. "We've been a national touring act for almost 9 years now. This isn't something you tap your foot to, this is more of an interactive experience for listener. These songs are compositional masterpieces, which will be studied for years to come". If you've never had the chance to see TOOL live, here's your local opportunity." And truly a job well done. We invite you of the collective unconscious to share with us the experience of SCHISM.