While I haven’t had the time to dig too deeply in Tool’s latest single “Fear Inoculum,” I can definitely appreciate it’s Eastern rhythms.  The shifting spaces and warm tones of the track recall some of the moments from Aenima….or at least they do for me.  I also dig the length of this track and the cathartic release that rears it’s head as the track peaks.  You can listen below and the press release follows.   

Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the GRAMMY Award® winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum.The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” 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: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa. A vinyl release will be announced soon.

The 85-minute collection was produced by TOOL, with Joe Barresi engineering and mixing the release. Barresi also worked with the band on 10,000 Days.

The song stream and pre-order news arrives as the Los Angeles band recently made several of their previous releases, OpiateUndertowÆnimaLateralus and 10,000 Days, available for the first time on digital service providers. The releases racked up over 20 million streams in the first 48 hours of release, as well as quickly claiming five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Albums chart.