Tool Announces ‘Fear Inoculum’ Vinyl Box Set Release Date

Tool has announced that an Ultra Deluxe Vinyl box set of their 2019 album Inoculum of Fear will arrive on April 8.

The limited-edition collection includes the Grammy-winning album spanning five LPs, plus plenty of new artwork. According to a press release, the set will include “an elaborate illustrated booklet featuring never-before-seen artwork,” along with a new cover and hardshell box. Each of the vinyl records will also feature its own unique engraving.

A track listing and unboxing video of the set can be found below.

Tool recently made headlines – and caught the eye anger of some fans — when they started selling the new box set at their shows for $810. These editions, it should be noted, were autographed by the band. The recently announced public release (without autographs) costs $170 and is available for pre-sale now.

Released in August 2019, Inoculum of Fear marked Tool’s first album in 13 years. The LP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, while the song “7empest” won the Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance”.

Tool are in the midst of an extensive US tour that should keep them on the road until the end of March. From there, the band head overseas for a string of European dates extending through the end of May.

In addition to Inoculum of Fear box set, Tool recently announced “Opiate2,” a “reimagined and expanded” version of their 1992 song “Opiate,” which will be accompanied by a short film.

Tool, ‘Fear Inoculum’ Ultra Deluxe Vinyl Box Set Track Listing

Disc 1: “Fear Inoculum” and “Pneuma”

Disc 2: “Invincible”

Disc 3: “Legion Inoculant” and “Descending”

Disc 4: “Culling Voices” and “Chocolate Chip Trip”

Disc 5: “7empest” and “Mockingbeat”

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