TOOL Frontman Talks About New Album As Title Is Revealed


Maynard James Keenan, frontman with says that it was a complete relief to finally announce the arrival of the band’s long-awaited fifth studio album.

The name of the LP was revealed this week in an Instagram post. “Fear Inoculum”, is set to drop on August 30th.


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FEAR INOCULUM, Aug 30th, 2019 Album Art, Lead Track, and Pre-Order info TBA. Thank you for your patience.

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Speaking on the Joe Rogan experience, Keenan admitted his delight at having completed the record:

“Fuck, what a weight lifted off my chest,” Keenan told “It took a lot of work. The four of us are a lot of fucking work just to get anywhere. Oh my God — everything’s a fucking committee meeting and always gets shot down.”

When quizzed about Asked what took so long in the record’s completion, he responded:

“Success. When you get successful, you think you’re right about everything. You’re pretty sure as that individual, ‘I am right and you are wrong.’ I’m successful and we’re successful because of me, not because of you.’

Keenan elaborated: “It’s not that bad with us… There’s a dynamic of, ‘I want this and I’ve always gotten my way and that’s why we’re successful because I don’t compromise.'”

According to Blabbermouth, a tracklist and first single for the record has yet to be announced. However, TOOL have been showcasing two songs, called “Descending” and “Invincible”, during their recent live sets. Both tracks are anticipated to featrue on “Fear Inoculum”.

The band revealed in an another post that its entire recorded catalogue will be available on digital and streaming services beginning this Friday, August 2nd.

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