Tool Releases New Music After 13 Long Years

Tool is a melodic and progressive rock band known for a unique sound all their own. Now, after 13 long years, the band has finally released new music, to the delight of fans of everywhere. Most of us have just been listening to the same Tool songs on repeat for years. The 10-minute long track is a welcome change to the same old music on the radio. The entire album, which can be preordered, lasts around 85 minutes in total.

Tool has released “Fear Inoculum”

Tool, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Niels van Iperen/Getty Images

The unique song, “Fear Inoculum,” is available on Spotify and iTunes for fans to play for free. The new title track is part of their upcoming album, which comes 13 years after the last new music was released from Tool. Their last album was 10,000 Days, released back in 2006. The soon to be released album will be available on August 30.  

Tool’s music is now available on numerous music platforms

Fans are understandably excited for this new music from their favorite band. The entire Tool catalog is finally available for your streaming pleasure. Their music is finally available on all digital and streaming platforms. A move that comes after years of the band keeping their music off the platforms, along with many other artists who eventually gave in.

Maynard James Keenan talks about the themes of the album

Danny Carey and Maynard James Keenan | Dan MacMedan/WireImage

In a new cover story for Revolver, the lead singer of Tool, Maynard James Keenan, talked about the themes of the upcoming album and what it’s all about.

“I feel like this is [about] wisdom through age, through experience…” said Keenan. “Learning from your mistakes, learning from your successes. So if anything is a broad stroke of this album, it would be embracing where we are right now, acknowledging where we’ve come from and some of the things we’ve grown through.”

Tool is extremely popular with fans

Maynard James Keenan and Paul D’Amour | Michael Putland/Getty Images

The extremely popular rock band came to fame back in the 1990s. It was the brainchild of lead singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey, and the bassist at the time, Paul D’Amour. They started in Los Angeles with their first EP, Opiate in 1992. This was followed by Undertow in 1993. Their second album went platinum within the first year.

All the songs on the new record will be long

While speaking with Revolver, drummer Danny Carey said the songs just ended up long on the new album. “They pretty much ended up that way,” said Carey. “There were times when I thought, ‘Ok, this is getting kind of ridiculous.’ I was a bit worried about it because I kinda like the contrast of having short songs and long songs, but all of them ended up being really long. So I had to step back and go, ‘If this is where we are as a band and this is where we’re meeting, I just have to accept it.’ I try to look at it as movements within an individual song and the overall piece is a symphony or something. As long as it’s moving forward and progressing and keeping people’s attention, I’m not too worried about the length.” The new album by Tool will be released on August 30.