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Tol is an alternative/rock band from (based in) Kyiv, Ukraine. May, 22nd, 2003 was the day, when chain-reaction of TOL (short for trinitroTOLuene) massive blasts begun. Five young musicians from different cities of Ukraine triggered it. The name TOL reflects the very essence of the explosive and heavy alternative music produced by the band. Their lyrics are about the external struggles people have in both the private world of one’s Ukrainian language and Russian experiences. This is some of what Prozorov writes. TOL’s lyrics don’t contain a normal lexicon or vulgarity, but rather a unique expression of one’s emotions. Music experts would define TOL’s style of music as alternative rock or nu-metal. The musicians themselves call it "sad aggressive". Since their first rehearsals, TOL has played no cover songs of other classically deemed music genres. And since those first rehearsals they have created four music videos - "Samoznyshennia" (Self-destruction), " Hto Ya?" (Who am I?), “III-K“, “Osen'“ (Autumn). TOL has released two albums in Ukraine - "Syndrome bazhannia" (2005) and "Utopia" (2007). Their material is written by " Wh?te Stud?o, Their Sound-producer is Sergey Ljubinsky (aka KNOB). Both CD’s are on sale in most Ukrainian record stores. TOL was the winner of the Ukrainian "The Global Battle Of the Bands-2005" award. They won fourth place for the worldwide award "The Global Battle Of the Bands-2005 " (London, Great Britain, www.gbob.com). TOL’s peak was with the highly acclaimed producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads etc.). TOL has been unique from other participants with these awards for not singing in English. When they had their first solo concert, 15 cameras were present, thanks to well known producer and filmmaker Victor Priduvalov. In autumn of 2007, their first DVD, shot in Ukrainian, will be ready. A Joint effort between groups such as TOL and Amatory (St.-Petersburg), was shot December of 2006. This concert collected nearly 2500 fans (a record number of people!) and became a historical event to all Ukrainian Alternative music. In April, 2007, TOL took part in the huge festival known as Extreme Power, which took place in the Capital Palace of Sports. The festival included other great acts like Hatebreed (USA), Gamma Ray (Germany), Sinister (Holland) and Fleshgore (Ukraine). TOL is currently working on their third album. Their new material bares resemblance to their earlier work, but still retains unique qualities. Music experts are at a loss of definition to this new style of music. Lately at concerts, TOL has been playing new and unreleased songs like "Kleymo" (Burnmark), "FENshui", "HTS" and "VALs", which will go on their upcoming album. By autumn of 2007, the first single off this album will be presented to the public. The third album’s release date is still unknown. Management of TOL is Vlad Ljashenko, the current label is "InshaMuzyka"Read More...
In 2013 band announced about breaking up.