Tool‘s first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, doesn’t arrive until Aug. 30, but here’s an incremental development for you Maynhard heads: official! album! artwork! The prog metal group, which likes the internet now, unveiled the LP’s cover on Instagram today. Check this thing out:
FEAR INOCULUM. Title Track and Album Pre-Order Wednesday August 7th. Links will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6th on our Band URL and Social Accts. #tool2019
1,677 Likes, 99 Comments – Tool (@toolmusic) on Instagram: “FEAR INOCULUM. Title Track and Album Pre-Order Wednesday August 7th. Links will be posted tomorrow,…”
Could it be a Martin Luther King Jr. reference? We may or may not find out this Wednesday when the band drops the title track and lead single. Album pre-orders become available the same day.
Fear Inoculum will be Tool’s first LP since 10,000 Days. That album, along with 1993’s Undertow, 1996’s Ænima, 2001’s Lateralus, and their 1992 Opiate EP, were released on Spotify and Apple Music for the first time last week.
While you wait for the new album, watch Tool debut two new songs expected to appear on Fear Inoculum at Florida’s Rockville Festival in May. Toolies may also be interested in this short (and silent) video unveiling the band’s new steampunk logo.