TOOL release ‘Fear Inoculum’, their first album in 13 years
TOOL have released their fifth studio album, Fear Inoculum, after more than a decade of anticipation.
News of the release arrived in May, when the band flashed August 30 from the stage as they performed two new songs: ‘Descending’ and ‘Invincible’.
The title track arrived as more information about Fear Inoculum was revealed, including details of a limited-edition CD version of the album. The collectible offering was conceived and directed by Adam Jones, featuring a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and digital download card. A vinyl release will be announced soon.
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four studio albums (Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days), two EPs (72826 and Opiate) and a limited-edition boxset (Salival). The band have won three Grammy Awards, picking up Best Metal Performance in 1998 for Ænima and again in 2002 for ‘Schism’, and winning Best Recording Package in 2007 for 10,000 Days.
Listen to Fear Inoculum here.