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Tool, one of the last streaming holdouts, caves ahead of new album

Only had to wait around 4,000 days to stream on Spotify. It just feels like 10,000.
Billy Steele
July 29, 2019
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If you're like me, you probably came to terms a long time ago with the fact we might not ever hear that "new Tool album." Welp, it looks like I was wrong. The band announced on Instagram today that its first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, will be out August 30th. And to celebrate, the group's existing catalog of brooding art metal will be available on streaming services for the first time this Friday (August 2nd).

Tool is one of the last big streaming holdouts. In fact, you can't even buy the band's first five albums digitally (CDs are available on Amazon, though). In 2017, reports indicated that the group might be willing to soften its stance ahead of a new album, especially since it's the band's first in over a decade. In an Instagram post today, the group confirmed Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days would be available "all digital and streaming formats" at the end of this week. No details on specific services just yet, but it's a safe bet Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Google and Amazon will likely be included.

Frontman Maynard James Keenan's other bands, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, have long been available on streaming services. In January, Keenan told a fan on Twitter it wasn't his fault that Tool's catalog remained absent from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. Of course, one way to build hype for your new album is to finally give the people what they want.

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