Tool Announce New ‘Ultra’ Album In 2022

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Tool is set to release an ultra deluxe edition of 2019’s Fear Inoculum this year as guitarist Adam Jones announced on his Instagram story. 

Tool unveils new Ultra Deluxe Signed Fear Inoculum Box

The band unveiled an Ultra Deluxe vinyl box set of their 2019 album Fear Inoculum, and are currently selling autographed copies exclusively at their concerts for the seemingly steep price of $810. A post on the vinyl subreddit page went viral after a concertgoer snapped a picture of the price tag as displayed at Tool’s merch table, with the huge amount generating a backlash among several commenters.

The irony is that Tool’s price might actually be below market value. The signed editions are already fetching around $2,000 on eBay.

The band shared the news of the release on social media along with a quick unboxing video of the lavish 5-LP set and a description of its contents:

“There’s some late-breaking news from the band. Having just received their allotment of the forthcoming (TBA) FEAR INOCULUM ULTRA DELUXE LP, they were inspired to offer for sale this very limited number of advance pressings to TOOLARMY VIP PACKAGE holders (taking advantage of their early merch access) beginning with tonight’s show in Philadelphia and extending to the remaining shows in Elmont, Newark, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and so forth, or until there are no more available (before the worldwide release that’s projected for sometime in April). Furthermore, these early vinyl arrivals (only a tour item for the time being) have been AUTOGRAPHED, adding a personal touch to the cover imagery. The package contains 5 discs of industry best 180g vinyl, with audio tracks on one side and etched art on the reverse of each side of the disc. Though the quantities are very limited, should there be any remaining copies, they will be made available to concertgoers at the general merch booth.”

The band previously debuted a new song live on tourThey also recently returned to Las Vegas for the first time in almost a couple of years on a Saturday night. The veteran metal band has now staged two of its past 30 performances at T-Mobile Arena, the only venue that’s hosted Tool twice since the group released its fifth album, Fear Inoculum, in 2019. The band also recently went to San Diego, south of their home in Los Angeles, for their concert at Viejas Arena.

The Vegas show has been billed as another date on the Fear Inoculum Tour, but the latest concert was in no way a rendition of the previous one, with many different songs played, and different banter from Maynard James Keenan. The setlist was heavier on Fear Inoculum material, with all but one song off the latest album performed, and the visuals were mostly new.