I’m foaming at the mouth. It’s been a long wait for this old TOOL fan and I’ve lived through the rumours, the memes, all seven stages of grief, Maynard’s trolling…but the wait is finally over. Fear Inoculum, the fifth studio album from TOOL, arrives on Aug. 30 via RCA Records. You can stream the album’s title track now here: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIs. You’re welcome.
We also have a little press update for you here, including the preorder links.
Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the GRAMMY Award® winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. Pre-orders for both the special package and digital downloads are available now: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa. A vinyl release will be announced soon.
The 85-minute collection was produced by TOOL, with Joe Barresi engineering and mixing the release. Barresi also worked with the band on 10,000 Days.
The song stream and pre-order news arrives as the Los Angeles band recently made several of their previous releases, Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days, available for the first time on digital service providers. The releases racked up over 20 million streams in the first 48 hours of release, as well as quickly claiming five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Albums chart.
Kerrang also recently reported that Lateralus (my personal favourite) has become the most downloaded album on iTunes.
I’ve already pre-ordered mine. We’ll have our review up as soon as the album goes live. Thanks for reading and as always, stay sordid.
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