TOOL released Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days overnight on the various digital service providers.
“Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and Laser Disc rule has ended,” says Maynard James Keenan. “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!”
The digital debut comes as anticipation for TOOL’s fifth album, Fear Inoculum (Music For Nations / Sony Music) builds. On the outfit’s recent North American and European tours, the Los Angeles-based band projected the album’s release date, Aug. 30, from the stage, while playing two new songs from the forthcoming collection: ‘Invincible’ and‘Descending’.
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993),Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate(1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).
TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals)