TOOL’s critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY®-Award winning fifth album, Fear Inoculum, arrives as a 3-disc, 180g vinyl release on Aug. 5 via Music For Nations.
The collection, which is available for pre-order now, features new artwork from Adam Jones, and is housed in a triple gatefold jacket with an exclusive poster.
Fear Inoculum vinyl tracklisting:
Disc 1: “Fear Inoculum,” “Pneuma,” and “Invincible”
Disc 2: “Legion Inoculant,” “Descending,” “Culling Voices,” and “Chocolate Chip Trip”
Disc 3: “7empest” and “Mockingbeat”
Fear Inoculum arrived in August of 2019, following years of anticipation. The album debuted atop numerous country’s sales charts, shattering sales and radio records while also earning widespread critical praise. NME awarded Fear Inoculum a perfect five-stars and said it is “…so much more than just an album,” The Guardian declared the release “a legacy album,” Visions dubbed the 10-track collection “a perfect version of a TOOL record” and Kerrang! said “TOOL go beyond their own frontiers…”
Earlier this year, TOOL released “Opiate2”, a re-imagined and extended version of the 1992 EP’s title track and an accompanying short film, marking the band’s first new video in 15 years. The band also unveiled the first incarnation of Fear Inoculum vinyl, dubbed the Ultra Deluxe edition, the limited offering included five 180g vinyl discs emblazoned with a unique etching and accompanied by an elaborate pictorial booklet including never-before-seen artwork.
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing five studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001),10,000 Days (2006), and Fear Inoculum (2019); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992), and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won four GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”), Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days) and Best Metal Performance (2020, “7empest”). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).
“Gorge yourselves – it’s been worth the wait.” KERRANG!
“Each repeat listen will yield more to love, more to discover, more to dissect. That’s the real victory here: Tool have delivered a masterpiece that demands– and deserves – to be heard in full, time and time again.” PLANET ROCK
“If you’re wondering whether ‘Fear Inoculum’ was worth the wait, then the answer is yes. If you’re wondering whether it’ll touch your heart, soul and spirit, the answer is also so.” NME
“Music that will entrance its audience more with each listen.” THE METRO
“This enigma inside a Pandora’s Box feels like a justification of why the world never grew tired of the idea of new music from Tool.” METAL HAMMER
“A magnificent experience.” CLASH
“…undisputed masters of metallic churn. And if the end of the world is nigh, at least now we have its soundtrack.” THE GUARDIAN
“Immersive and involving. Fear Inoculum rewards study.” THE FINANCIAL TIMES
“The album that hard rock devotees will be poring over for years…” BILLBOARD
“… Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait… This record gets the whiplash intensity that the band brings live.” NPR
“Fear Inoculum is a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come…” REVOLVER
“Fear Inoculum lives up to its daunting expectations with songs that showcase TOOL in peak performance…” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“…deeply satisfying…” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY