On Monday, July 29th, Tool had the internet buzzing with two massive announcements: 1) the title of their forthcoming new album, Fear Inoculum, and 2) the news that on Friday, August 2nd — a.k.a. today! — the band’s catalog would go up on “all digital and streaming formats.” “High five. #tool2019,” the group concluded their Instagram post breaking the story. Turns out, the notorious prog-metal pranksters weren’t joking on the second regard: At the stroke of midnight on Thursday night/Friday morning, Tool’s debut EP, Opiate, and their subsequent full-lengths, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days, all popped up on the major streaming and digital download platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Music, Soundcloud and more.
“Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and Laser Disc rule has ended,” singer Maynard James Keenan said of the digital debut of Tool’s catalog, with characteristic wit. “Time for us to move on. But never fear. There’s a brand new thing we think you’re really gonna dig. It’s called Digital Downloads and Streaming. Get ready for the future, folks!”
You can stream Tool’s releases at the links below:
10,000 Days: https://smartURL.it/TOOL10000Days
Fear Inoculum — the band’s first album in 13 years and fifth overall — is due, of course, on August 30th, just under a month away. Until then, enjoy their back catalog on repeat!