Another major announcement has just been released from the Tool camp.
Following the news that the band’s massively-anticipated new record will be released on August 30 under the title of “Fear Inoculum,” it has now been confirmed that the record’s title track will be released in just two days, on August 7.
The effort will mark the group’s first full-length studio release in 13 years and the follow-up to 2006’s “10,000 Days.”
The group wrote through its social channels: “FEAR INOCULUM. Title Track and album pre-order Wednesday, August 7th. Links will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6th on our Band URL and Social Accts. #tool2019“
During a recent interview with Guitar World, guitarist Adam Jones revealed that the record revolves around the number 7, consisting of seven songs that clock in around 80 minutes in length. He explained:
“I took a picture pointing to the number seven while we were recording, and a lot of the riffs Justin [Chancellor, bass] and I brought in were in seven. You don’t really go, ‘I’m going to write a riff in seven!’
“You just write a riff and you count it out and it turns out to be 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!
“When we finished recording, I went to the guys and said, ‘I think we should have called the record Volume 7’ because a lot of the songs are in seven and there are seven tracks on the record.
“Then Maynard [James Keenan, vocals] told me about a whole concept he had about the number seven. We were all, like, ‘Oh My God! This is too weird!’ Then Alex Grey [Tool album artist] basically said the same thing and he has a concept that will reveal itself through video.
“So there are a lot of rhythms and polyrhythms where we explore 7/4 or 7/3, and there’s a riff we count in 21 – which we count as three rounds of seven. I wrote a four-minute lead over something counted in 21, which is crazy!”
If you’re looking to see Tool on their first run promoting the new material, you should check out the band’s upcoming live dates here.