Tool announced yet another lavish package for their recently issued fifth LP, Fear Inoculum.

A book edition of the album -- featuring a CD, a 56-page booklet with brand new artwork, a download of a visual component called "Recusant Ad Infinitum" and five 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics -- is out Dec. 13.

The prog-metal band originally released the album, which arrived 13 years after 2006's 10,000 Days, in August to a No. 1 debut on Billboard's Top 200 chart. The initial limited-edition packaging included a rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage ("Recusant Ad Infinitum"), charging cable, two-watt speaker and 36-page booklet.

Tool are currently promoting the record on a North American tour that continues Nov. 14 in Boston and wraps Nov. 25 in Washington, D.C. The quartet recently expanded the trek into 2020 with a new round of dates, launching Jan. 10 in San Diego and concluding Feb. 1 in New Orleans. You can see the new tour dates below.

Now in promotional mode, Tool and their crew have begun sharing tales of their recording process. Fear Inoculum producer Joe Barresi recently recalled how the band almost accidentally set fire to the recording studio during the sessions for the album.

Tool 2020 Tour 
January 10 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
January 12 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
January 15 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
January 17 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
January 21 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
January 22 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
January 28 - Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
January 29 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
January 31 - Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
February 1 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

 

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