The new Tool album Fear Inoculum release date is August 30th, as announced by Maynard James Keenan earlier this week, and now two early review snippets have surfaced, revealing that the album is 80 minutes long with seven tracks, which means we are going to have some long epic Tool songs in just a few weeks after a 13 year wait! Guitarist Adam Jones looked sad in a recent announcement photo.
Belgian newspaper De Morgan wrote, “Big news from Tool! The band announced the title of her long-awaited record: Fear Inoculum. It will be released on August 30th. It’s the fifth studio LP from the band, their first in 13 years, by the way. And there’s more news for the fans: their entire catalog will be on all streaming services come friday.
Earlier this month De Morgen had the chance to listen to the new album exclusively. Contractually we are bound to silence, but mid-august you’ll get a preview in this newspaper. In the meantime: It was worth the wait!”
Guitar World magazine said, “An exceptionally cohesive 80-minute prog-metal odyssey that unfurls over seven tracks, most of which are constructed of multiple movements. It’s a dynamic, intensely wrought, and often meditative album, and – as is often the case with Tool’s releases – Fear Inoculum serves as a vehicle for a mysterious larger concept that aptly orbits the number seven.”
The album will feature the tracks “Descending” and “Invincible” which were both performed live on the band’s spring and early summer tour. The band are rumored to tour North America in the fall. Maynard James Keenan poked fun at Metallica drama earlier this week.