After finally caving in a week ago to make their 4 full-length albums and Opiate EP available for streaming, it seems progressive metal juggernauts Tool made the right decision. As interest for the band’s upcoming 5th full-length album continues to skyrocket (the title track became the first 10 minute song in history to hit the Billboard Hot 100 songs), Tool have certainly received renewed interest in their music. Not that it ever really went away in the 13 years between 10,000 Days and the upcoming Fear Inoculum record, but what Tool just accomplished by putting their music on streaming services is nothing short of mind-blowing.
This is not a drill. One could be forgiven for thinking the band might yet be trolling fans with new music, only to pull the curtain out from under them, but it’s official – Tool have released “Fear Inoculum”, their first official single in 13 years. A song that sits at an impressive 10 minutes long, it immediately brings to mind their Lateralus and 10,000 Days albums more than the alternative metal of their earlier work. Either way, it’s damned impressive and pretty engaging, too.
After much anticipation, one of the last major holdouts to not have their music available on streaming services – Tool – have finally bit the bullet. Their albums Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days were made available overnight on the various digital service providers.
It’s actually happening! We can hardly believe it ourselves, but Tool have officially unveiled the title of their 5th full-length album. The record, which is the band’s first since 2006, has been heavily teased for years – but this time, it’s official.