Tool originally sold their personal allotment of signed Fear Inoculum vinyl box sets on tour for a whopping $810 each. Then the band announced a retail version for $180, which still ain't cheap. But now we've finally got a regular edition of the album that falls pretty well in line with what you'd expect a 3xLP record to cost. Tool has announced a $65 version of Fear Inoculum with new artwork from guitarist Adam Jones housed in a triple gatefold jacket with an exclusive poster, available here for pre-order. The vinyl is out on August 5.
As for the future of Tool, drummer Danny Carey said in a recent interview that the band has some leftover ideas from the Fear Incoulum sessions that they're going to start working on. Carey also mentioned that the band is working on a live DVD comprised of shows mostly from Tool's Lateralus shows in 2002, and calls the release "a good mind blower for all the hardcore fans."
Tool also released "Opiate2" earlier this year, which was a re-imagined and extended version of the 1992 EP’s title track. Check that out below.