Tool have released the title track from Fear Inoculum, the fifth studio album that will be released on August 30th via RCA Records. It is the first new music from the band in 13 years!
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. A vinyl release will be announced shortly.
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.
Speaking with Revolver about their approach to the album, drummer Danny Carey says: “We’re really hard on ourselves, so we don’t pay much attention to people’s expectations. I wouldn’t recommend it to the faint of heart — but it works for us."
The song stream and pre-order news arrives as the Los Angeles band finally made their previous albums, Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days, available for the first time on digital service providers. The releases garnered over 20 million streams in the first 48 hours of release, as well as quickly claiming five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Albums chart.