Entire Tool Catalog Now Available Online
As promised earlier this week, Tool's entire recorded catalog has been made available on digital and streaming services. All four previous studio LPs -- Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days -- along with the band's 1992 debut EP, Opiate, are online. Tool was one of the last major holdouts in the music business to keep all its music out of the digital realm.
Singer Maynard James Keenan said jokingly, "Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and Laser Disc rule has ended. 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!"
Last month, Tool's legendary 1991 demo tape, titled 72826, surfaced on YouTube, Apple Music, Google Play and Pandora. It marked the first time a Tool release had been available to stream online and led to speculation that the rest of the catalog would follow.
The digital debut comes as anticipation for Tool's fifth album, Fear Inoculum, builds ahead of its August 30th release date. The disc is the band's first collection of new material in 13 years. A first single, track list and artwork for Fear Inoculum are still to be announced.