TOOL have released their first single in 13 years 'Fear Inoculum', the title track to the highly-anticipated fifth album due on 30 August.
It's been a long wait for TOOL fans but the first taste of the new album is surely worth it, offering up a slow burning epic layered in Middle Eastern guitar lines, rolling bass and thunderous drums that builds to an explosive climax.
Clocking in at just over ten minutes long, 'Fear Inoculum' is far from radio-friendly - the entire 85-minute album being their longest yet - but it's certainly a welcome return for TOOL, their last album being '10,000 Days' in 2006.
Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, TOOL has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of 'Fear Inoculum'.
The collectible edition, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4-inch HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. Pre-orders for both the special package and digital downloads are available now. A vinyl release will be announced soon.
TOOL have also recently made several of their previous releases, including 'Opiate', 'Aenima', 'Lateralus' and '10,000 Days' available on digital service providers, amassing over 20 million streams in the first 48 hours of release.