I’ve been a very casual fan for awhile, but am considering diving deeper on account of 2 things:
- Their catalog just came onto digital platforms for the first time and is breaking records:
On August 2, the entirety of Tool’s discography (with the exception of Salival ) became available on digital streaming platforms. Tool was one of the last major holdouts to release their music digitally, as their record deal was signed before the rise in streaming and not revisited until before Fear Inoculum . The release of the discography online resulted in every release re-charting on several international charts and the band breaking several Billboard chart records.
- They have a new album out later this month, the first in 13 years:
On May 5, 2019, the band debuted two new songs live at the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Florida called “Descending” and “Invincible”. Three days later, it was confirmed that the band’s new album is scheduled to be released on August 30, 2019. On July 29, 2019, Keenan confirmed the album would be titled Fear Inoculum . The album’s title track was released as a single on August 7, the band’s first release in 13 years.
Anybody else intrigued/excited by this?