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Posted Feb-09-2018 2:59 PM

For those unfamiliar with the band TOOL, guitarist Adam Jones once worked for Stan Winston Studio as a make-up artist, sculpture and set designer. He contributed to both Jurassic Park, Terminator 2 and Predator 2 props.

After leaving employment with Stan Winston he masterminded several of his bands iconic video-clip. Eerie, almost Gigeresque clip full of occult symbolism.

The clip for Schism contains many props, creatures and imagery that look remarkable similar to the Engineers and Neomorph births, including parasitism and body horror similar to elements of the Xenomorph. 

Im not suggesting that Adam Jones had any hand in Prometheus or Alien Covenant, more that he that parallel visions and ideas that run similar to that of the where Ridley Scott was going with the Engineers and the Genesis of the Xenomorph. 

My question is, had Adam Jones stayed with Stan Winston Studio would you have liked to see his style and vision shown in this clip as an alternate design to the Engineers.



9 Responses to Schism and alternate Engineers


Feb-09-2018 3:14 PM

This is great! Tool videos always messed with my mind but thinking of them in terms of the general Alien universe makes a lot of sense to me.

Adam is a fantastic artist and it would be interesting to see what he could bring to the table. It certainly makes one think of the Engineers in a different way- tough to describe.

Thanks for bringing this up!


Feb-09-2018 3:30 PM

Thanks dk

It would have been interesting to see the Schism model as an Engineer. Much less clean and masculine, slightly more androgynous, visceral and generally creepy. Where you knew the Prometheus Engineers were physically powerful, you wouldnt know what to expect here, they give more of a lithe strength kind of impression. Quick and spontaneously violent I imagine. 



Feb-09-2018 3:39 PM

...and somewhat sensual somehow...


Feb-09-2018 3:46 PM

very sensual indeed. almost tender  



Feb-09-2018 4:39 PM

Certainly Interesting

The Soundtrack kind of has the same Theme/Tempo of Dominic Hailstone's The Eel (which RS said he got the Concept are team to reference back to a number of times)

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


Feb-09-2018 5:57 PM

Interesting. The Eel has more of a mechanical sound overall while Schism sounds more organic. Biomechanical anyone?


Feb-09-2018 7:27 PM

yeah my thoughts exactly when i ran my thread the other night lol.Undeniably creepy and Gigeresque(That's a word that should be in the dictionary lol)

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 


Feb-09-2018 8:29 PM

BigDave well in a further twist of fate and coincidence after Dominic Hailstone's The Eel efforts Hailstone was hand-picked by Adam Jones to direct an upcoming TOOL clip for their new album!!!

Alien: Covenant Effects Artist: New TOOL music video should come this year.

The lines between TOOL and the Alien franchise overlap again




Feb-09-2018 8:52 PM

There is no confirmation on a new Tool album anytime soon- after 12 years I give up. Seems Adam could definitely get busy with something else! Bring it on!

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