Former Tool Bassist Paul D'Amour Teasing Debut EP With New Band Lesser Key

"Intercession" video also available, release details inside.

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Former Tool bassist Paul D'Amour's new band Lesser Key posted a teaser of their upcoming debut EP.

The record is scheduled for April 1 release via Sumerian Records featuring cover artwork of Daniel Carter. Pre-orders are available over on iTunes.

As for the EP, the effort was produced by Sylvia Massy, known for her work on Tool and System of a Down debut releases. The group had previously premiered "Intercession" video, featuring a gloomy vibe and high-quality deliverance from the band. Make sure to check out the clips below.

"Lesser Key's songwriting and passion for their craft immediately mesmerized me upon discovering them," said Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen. "Rock music needs a band like this right now: a hypnotic candle amidst neon lights."

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    Hot damn that sounded good. Sort of like Karnivool mixed with tool. He has such a badass bass tone. I thought D'Amour slipped out of the music business back in the day, shows what I know. Will definitely check this out.
    The music is great, not loving the singer very much.
    His vocals remind me a bit of Chino Moreno. But this is sounding promising, will definitely buy the album once it comes out.
    I love Paul… He didn't want Tool to get too big… so they tossed him and got lucky with Chancellor. Pretty sure Maynard hated him.
    Love the song and the video! which one is Paul though, they all have long hair and similar facial hair.