On July 30th seemingly out of nowhere Maynard James Keenan (vocalist for TOOL, pusifer and a perfect circle) appeared on the Joe Rogan experience podcast (episode #1326 if you want to watch it) for a chat, and told us that TOOL’s album catalogue (apart from Salival – a live cd/DVD) would FINALLY be joining the 21st century by going digital and be available on all major streaming services from August 2nd from their first ep release Opiate to the last album 10,000 days.
Then, very casually the magical words that tool fans have been waiting for fell out of Maynard James Keenan’s mouth while on Rogan’s podcast he stated that TOOL’s new album would be called ‘FEAR INOCULUM’ and will release on August 30th.
Now if you ask me, I would say this is a seriously genius marketing idea for TOOL to expose themselves to a whole new generation of people that stream music exclusively on devices and if you don’t know much about TOOL and how the band operates well, what’s the point in reading this? stop what you’re doing and educate yourself in the ways of the experimental prog-metal band.
Anyways, after the 2006 release of 10,000 Days, it didn’t take fans long to start to talk about the next TOOL album. Long story short (if you want the long story, google it.) 13 years have passed with little to no information on if TOOL will release another album, to the point where waiting for a new tool album became a longstanding joke/internet meme for the fans.
Then, very casually the magical words that TOOL fans have been waiting for fell out of Maynard James Keenan’s mouth while on Rogan’s podcast he stated that TOOL’s new album would be called ‘FEAR INOCULUM’ and will release on August 30th. So, we have 5 huge albums to stream for the month leading up to the release of FEAR INOCULUM. Die-hard TOOL fans are eagerly waiting for the release date to consume the much-anticipated new album.
FEAR INOCULUM is due to drop on August 30th.