TOOL’s Fear Inoculum Limited Edition will set you back R2 581

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There is one band on the lips of every rock and metal fan in the world at the moment – TOOL.

Recently, the band made the decision to make all of its music available for streaming online. This marked a departure from its – for want of a better word – iconic decision to stick to releasing music in a physical format.

But of course it is 2019 and most folks prefer to listen to music at the tap of a button and so TOOL caved and released its entire back catalogue digitally on 2nd August.

Clearly having planned this move, the band is set to release its new album Fear Inoculum on 30th August physically and digitally.

While we’re excited to stream TOOL’s first album since 2006, the album’s Limited Edition version is a rather curious and tempting offer despite being rather expensive as well.

The Limited Edition comes with a 4inch HD rechargeable screen loaded with exclusive video footage, a 2W speaker, a 30+ page booklet and a digital download of the album itself.

That version of the album has appeared on local retailer Raru’s website with a price of R2 581 which is a lot of money. That having been said, this is an imported product so Raru has deal with imports rather than you.

We’re really curious to find out what secrets Fear Inoculum holds especially within that 4inch display. The album cover for 10 000 Days famously housed Stereoscopic lenses that turned the album art into moving images.

In addition to this a few years after its release it was discovered that 10 000 Days contained a secret track that required a bit of user input.

Essentially folks had to combine the tracks Viginiti Tres and Wings for Marie together (in that order) and lay 10 000 Days on top of that combined track.

The result is a rather interesting mash-up that you can listen to below. Will Fear Inoculum house similar secrets? We have no idea but we hope TOOL doesn’t take another 13 years to create an album, our wallets can’t handle it.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.