Tool's fifth album will be called Fear Inoculum

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Tool have confirmed that their fifth studio album, Fear Inoculum, will be released on August 30. It's the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days.

The news was announced in a post on Instagram, which features an animation of the album title. No track listing has been revealed. 

Tool later published a tweet with a little more detail, adding "Album Art, Lead Track, and Pre-Order info TBA. Thank you for your patience."  

The band have also announced that their back catalogue will be available on streaming platforms from Friday. It'll be the first time that 1993's Undertow, 1996's Ænima, 2001's Lateralus, and 10,000 Days have been available via streaming services.

Last week the band revealed a new Tool logo in a video teaser, while last month Tool headlined the UK's Download Festival, performing a set that included two previously unreleased tracks, Descending and Invisible. Both are presumed to be on the new album.

FEAR INOCULUM, Aug 30th, 2019 Tool

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.