Fear Inoculum arrived on Aug. 30 following years of anticipation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 and earned heaps of critical praise with NPR saying, "Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait," Revolver proclaiming the 10-track album "a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come" and Consequence of Sound saying the release finds "TOOL in peak performance."
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, "Ænima"), Best Metal Performance (2002, "Schism") and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).