TOOL’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ Ultra Deluxe Vinyl Arrives April 8th

TOOL’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ ultra-deluxe vinyl arrives April 8th

Limited edition 5 x LP collection features new artwork and etchings

Pre-orders available now

PLUS: UK Arena Tour this May

The eagerly-awaited vinyl version of TOOL’s critically-acclaimed fifth album, Fear Inoculum, arrives on April 8, with the GRAMMY®-Award winning release spread over 5 LPs and paired with new, extensive artwork.

Adam Jones re-conceptualised the already impressive album packaging with each of the 180g vinyl discs emblazoned with a unique etching and accompanied by an elaborate pictorial booklet including never-before-seen artwork. The limited-edition set, which also features a new cover, is housed in a hard shell box.

TOOL has consistently elevated the concept of album art, from the groundbreaking Fear Inoculum CD release fronted by a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage (“Recusant Ad Infinitum”) to 10,000 Days’ integrated stereoscopic lenses to Ænima’s lenticular jewel case, Jones has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. He has been twice nominated in the GRAMMY®-Awards Best Recording Package category, taking home the trophy in 2007 for 10,000 Days.

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl tracklisting:
Disc 1: Fear Inoculum / Pneuma
Disc 2: Invincible
Disc 3: Legion Inoculant / Descending
Disc 4: Culling Voices / Chocolate Chip Trip
Disc 5: 7empest / Mockingbeat

Fear Inoculum deluxe vinyl pre-orders are available now: https://Tool.lnk.to/FIVinyl

Earlier this week, TOOL also announced the impending arrival of ‘Opiate2,‘ a re-imagined and extended version of the 1992 EP’s title track and an accompanying short film, marking the band’s first new video in 15 years. “Opiate2” is available via DSPs on March 1, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18, with pre-orders on-sale now (https://TOOL.lnk.to/Opiate2).

The physical release features a Blu-ray housed in a 46-page art book with behind-the-scenes and making-of photos as well as interviews and insights from special guests. “Opiate2” pre-orders are available now: https://TOOL.lnk.to/Opiate2.

Photo Credit: Travis Shinn
TOOL tour dates:
April 23  Copenhagen, DK  Royal Arena
April 25  Oslo, NO  Spektrum
April 26  Stockholm, SE  Avicii Arena
April 28  Hamburg, DE  Barclaycard Arena
April 29  Frankfurt, DE  Festhalle
May 2  Manchester, UK  AO Arena Manchester
May 4  Birmingham, UK  Resorts World Arena
May 6  Dublin, IE  3Arena
May 9  London, UK  The O2 Arena
May 10 London, UK The O2 Arena
May 12  Paris, FR  AccorHotels Arena
May 13  Antwerp, BE  Sportpaleis
May 15  Berlin, DE  Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 17  Cologne, DE  Lanxess Arena
May 19  Amsterdam, NL  Ziggo Dome
May 21  Krakow, PL  Tauron Arena
May 23  Prague, CZ  O2 Arena
May 24  Budapest, HU SportArénaTickets on sale at: 
https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist-tool-1192?

Fear Inoculum (http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa) arrived in August of 2019, following years of anticipation. The album debuted atop numerous country’s sales charts, shattering sales and radio records while also earning widespread critical praise. NME awarded Fear Inoculum a perfect five-stars and said it is “…so much more than just an album,” The Guardian declared the release “a legacy album,” Visions dubbed the 10-track collection “a perfect version of a TOOL record” and Kerrang! said “TOOL go beyond their own frontiers…”

TOOL formed in 1990, releasing five studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001),10,000 Days (2006), and Fear Inoculum (2019); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992), and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won four GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”), Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days) and Best Metal Performance (2020, “7empest”). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).

“Gorge yourselves – it’s been worth the wait.”
KERRANG!

“Each repeat listen will yield more to love, more to discover, more to dissect. That’s the real victory here: Tool have delivered a masterpiece that demands– and deserves – to be heard in full, time and time again.”
PLANET ROCK

“If you’re wondering whether ‘Fear Inoculum’ was worth the wait, then the answer is yes. If you’re wondering whether it’ll touch your heart, soul and spirit, the answer is also so.”
NME

“Music that will entrance its audience more with each listen.”
THE METRO

“This enigma inside a Pandora’s Box feels like a justification of why the world never grew tired of the idea of new music from Tool.”
METAL HAMMER

“A magnificent experience.”
CLASH

“…undisputed masters of metallic churn. And if the end of the world is nigh, at least now we have its soundtrack.”
THE GUARDIAN

“Immersive and involving. Fear Inoculum rewards study.”
THE FINANCIAL TIMES

“The album that hard rock devotees will be poring over for years…”
BILLBOARD

“… Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait… This record gets the whiplash intensity that the band brings live.”
NPR

“Fear Inoculum is a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come…”
REVOLVER

“Fear Inoculum lives up to its daunting expectations with songs that showcase TOOL in peak performance…”
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“…deeply satisfying…”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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