Tool Officially Announce New Album, ‘Fear Inoculum’

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Tool have revealed the title of the band’s long-awaited fifth studio album via an Instagram post today. The effort, titled Fear Inoculum, is set for an August 30 release date.

As previously reported, the album was recorded with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Chevelle). Recently, Tool debuted two new songs, “Descending” and “Invincible,” onstage, which are both rumored to appear on Fear Inoculum.

Additionally, Tool revealed in a second Instagram post that the band’s entire catalog will be made available for streaming. The band wrote: "This Friday, Aug 2nd, the Tool catalog goes up on all digital and streaming formats. High five.”

For more information, head to And, of course, be sure to look out for the October 2019 issue of Guitar World, which might contain several exclusive pages' worth of Fear Inoculum details.

FEAR INOCULUM, Aug 30th, 2019 Tool

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.