The day has finally come, Tool fans, with the band finaly unveiling their first new single since 2006.
Back in May of 2006, Tool unleashed their latest album, 10,000 Days. A stunning release that came after five years of waiting, few fans thought we would still be hanging out for a new record more than 13 years later.
In the interim, Tool haven’t exactly been forthcoming with new music either, gracing us with only snippets of material from time to time, before finally premiering two new songs – ‘Invincible’ and ‘Descending’ – during their live shows.
However, August 30th is set to be the date this drought of new music finally ends, with the band gearing up to release their fifth record, Fear Inoculum, on that day.
Now, having graced us with the artwork to their upcoming album, and having finally brought their music to streaming services, Tool have unveiled the title track of the new record today.
Produced by the band themselves, and featuring engineering and mixing by Joe Barresi (who also worked with Tool on 10,000 Days), this new single is a 10-minute affair that makes it seem as though Tool never left us.
With stunning riffs, a mesmerising showcase of the rhythm section, and of course, Maynard James Keenan’s inimitable vocals, fans are undoubtedly feeling even more excited for the new 85-minute album now that they’ve received this long-awaited taster.
To add to the good news, the band have also opened up pre-orders for the new record. Staying true to their reputation of pushing the boundaries of album artwork, the Tool have also announced they will be releasing a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of the album as well.
Conceived by guitarist Adam Jones, the collectible package features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet, and a digital download card.
Pre-orders for digital and the special limited edition are live now, while a vinyl edition of the new record will be announced soon.
In the meantime, take a listen to the first new Tool song in well over a decade.