Tool have just released their first single and title track from their upcoming album Fear Inoculum, which marks their first new song in 13 years.
The song is 10-minutes long and features mystical drums and vocals.
Earlier this week, the band shared pre-order info while unveiling the Fear Inoculum album artwork across their social media platforms.
With that post, they also announced that the song was coming.
“Fear Inoculum” is a slow song that ends on a big note, and it seems like an appropriate way to introduce fans to this new decade of Tool.
You can listen to the new Tool track “Fear Inoculum” below.
Tool guitarist Adam Jones revealed the album will be 85 minutes in length and include seven tracks plus two transitions.
In an interview with Guitar World, Jones reveals how the number seven will be a reoccurring theme within the album.
“I took a picture pointing to the number seven while we were recording, and a lot of the riffs Justin [Chancellor] and I brought in were in seven,” Jones explains. “You don’t really go, ‘I’m going to write a riff in seven!’…Without being too descriptive about the concept, the main thing is that the seven beat just kept coming up, and riffs in seven kept coming up. It was really weird!”
Fear Inoculum drops August 30. You can preorder it here.
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