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"I've seen many tribute bands over the years, and I was very impressed with TOOLFIST, at The Skybar in Somerville. It's amazing how these guys sounded exactly like TOOL when they performed live. I knew they were going to be good, but they exceeded my expectations." - Limelight Magazine

"Sonically, the band was able to emulate the sound of early-mid 90's TOOL, also shifting the band's sound towards styles more like some newer rock bands. TOOLfist used unique instrumentation in their performance, utilizing voice, effects, and layering guitars over heavy bass lines.

Adding to the "TOOL" experience of the show, the lighting effects were simple, yet effective. Spinning lights and a strobe light that lit up the crowd at breakdowns and other key moments during songs. TOOLfist also had the mid to late 90's Claymation music videos on one of the backdrops, while a colorful psychedelic" background was displayed on another." - The Clock


We perform songs from TOOL's original albums:

10,000 Days



TOOLfist pays homage to one of the greatest of all-time progressive rock bands. We've dedicated ourselves as students of their music, and strive to do justice in performing the musical genius that is TOOL.

TOOLfist is based out of Boston and New York, with its members being comprised of dedicated, schooled, and seasoned musicians with many years of professional experience in recording and performance. Dissecting and performing the music of TOOL has proven to be all at once challenging, humbling, and enlightening. In the end, we are truly left in awe by the sheer power, talent, and creativity of TOOL. It is our only hope that our performances serve as a temporary fix until TOOL returns with their next album and tour.