TOOL land on our pages with a new song titled Fear Inoculum. Available for download and streaming, the band return after 13 years with their first single.
“Fear Inoculum” is a 10-minute trip centered around Middle-Eastern drum patterns and a beautiful vocal performance from Maynard James Keenan. The track is a classic slow burn from Tool, building to big, cathartic crescendos. The song seems to address a rejection of fear and negativity from outside sources, despite it being injected into one’s veins.
Lead singer Maynard James Keenan discussed the themes on the album. “I feel like this is [about] wisdom through age, through experience…” he said “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.”
In addition to normal digital and CD versions, Fear Inoculum is being released in a deluxe version. The package will include a 4” rechargeable HD screen that plays exclusive video footage, a 2 watt speaker, and a 36-page booklet.
Listen and download below.