In complete TOOL fashion, the band has revealed via Instagram Fear Inoculum as the title of the band’s long-awaited new album. The follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days is due on August 30. The disc is expected to include the songs “Descending” and “Invincible”, which the band has performed live at its recent concerts.
TOOL‘s new album was reportedly produced by Joe Barresi, and mastered by Bob Ludwig, who previously worked on 10,000 Days. Recording commenced in March 2018, with drummer Danny Carey laying down his tracks first and bassist Justin Chancellor recording his parts next.
Earlier in the month, TOOL‘s legendary 1991 demo tape, titled 72826, surfaced on YouTube, Apple Music, Google Play and Pandora. It marked the first time a TOOL release had been available to stream online. The demo contains six songs, all of which eventually surfaced on the band’s 1992 debut EP, Opiate, and its first full-length album, 1993’s Undertow, including “Sober”, “Crawl Away” and “Hush”.
Back in 2017, it was reported that TOOL planned to make its back catalog available on streaming platforms ahead of the release of its new album. The release of the demo is just the start, with TOOL planning to share its entire catalog via streaming this coming Friday, August 2.
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