Tool to release triple vinyl edition of Fear Inoculum with new artwork

Tool - Fear Inoculum cover art
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Tool are to release a triple-vinyl version of Fear Inoculum, nearly three years after the album was originally released.  

The album will ship on August 5, and can be pre-ordered from Tool's website for $64.98 and Townsend Music for £45, less than half the price of the five-disc set that came out in April this year. That release was originally available as a signed, $810 (£595), edition, and was only available to fans who bought Toolarmy VIP tickets to forthcoming tour dates. A few days later, the band announced a non-signed edition retailing at $170.

Fear Incoculum was originally released as a CD package featuring a 4" HD rechargeable video screen, a USB charging cable, a 2 watt speaker and a 36 page book. 

The triple album package features new artwork from Adam Jones, and comes packaged in a triple gatefold sleeve. The release also includes an exclusive 12" x 36" double-sided poster. Full tracklist below.  

Earlier this year, Tool marked the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut EP, Opiate, by releasing a reworked and extended version of its title track. Originally clocking in at 5 minutes 20 seconds, the new take on the track, titled Opiate², extended the party to a monstrous 9 minutes and 54 seconds.

The new version of Opiate was accompanied by a Blu-ray only "visual companion", billed as the Los Angeles' quartet's first music video in 15 years, with a physical release housed in a 48-page art book with behind-the-scenes and making-of photos as well as interviews and insights from special guests.

Tool: Fear Inoculum Triple Vinyl Edition tracklist

Disc 1 Side A
1. Fear Inoculum
2. Pneuma

Side B
1. Invincible

Disc 2 Side C
1. Legion Inoculant
2. Descending

Side D
1. Culling Voices
2. Chocolate Chip Trip

Disc 3 Side E
1. 7empest
2. Mocking Beat

Side F
Etching, no audio

Tool - Fear Inoculum triple vinyl edition packshot

(Image credit: RCA)
Tool: Fear Inoculum Triple Vinyl Edition - out August 5

Tool: Fear Inoculum Triple Vinyl Edition - out August 5
Almost three years after Tool's long-awaited fifth studio album Fear Inoculum was released comes this triple vinyl edition. It'll feature new artwork from Adam Jones and will be presented in a triple gatefold sleeve, complete with double-sided poster. Buy from Townsend Music.

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.