Tool back catalog coming to streaming services Friday

My post this morning focused on the title of the new Tool album Fear Inoculum, but in my haste to get to work had no chance to present the other big news from this morning. Confirmed by Maynard via Tool’s social media accounts – their back catalog will be available on streaming services this Friday the 2nd of August.

It wasn’t explicitly mentioned which ones, but it would be reasonable to assume that the big names in this industry – Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music – all would be included. I also wonder if their demo 72826 and Salival will also be available?

In case you missed it, Maynard had a chat with Joe Rogan today, during which he announced Fear Inoculum and this streaming news. This was covered in the first 10 minutes (15 if you include all the advertising) before the conversation largely moved to other areas. I always find it interesting listening to Maynard chat, but if you have no patience for interviews where the focus largely isn’t Tool, then proceed no further.

For those who are interested, you can check it out on Youtube with the video linked below:

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lumps
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lumps

It’s about damn time. Awesome! Will there music also be on their youtube channel? Their music videos as well? This is what I am curious about.

MegaGil08
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MegaGil08

Do they run that youtube channel themselves? Last I hard their management/ label was scouring youtube for their material and pulling it off. I know that means reaction videos but I guess that would also mean covers and well anything else Tool related on youtube?

cultiv8420
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cultiv8420

Maynard: Man, it is such a huge weight off my shoulders that I can finally announce the album.

Joe: Hey man, that’s great. Do you ever see rattlesnakes at your vineyard?

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

I know right! Maynard led in with so many opportunities for Joe to pry into the new TOOL album and he kept talking about dumb shit… Maynard literally saved the release information for the podcast… What a waste…

skute
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skute

To be fair, Rogan is probably conditioned from years of “dont ask about Tool or Maynard will walk “lol

Ferda
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Ferda

Is it possible that the 72826 Demo that was briefly released was done so as a test before they released their catalog?

element4
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element4

Think we’ll get a single friday?

bent eye
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bent eye

With the albums going up on Friday it would make sense for the lead single to go up as well. Vicarious was released about 2 weeks before 10K Days dropped.

bent eye
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bent eye

I’m not sure if it was intended, but it seemed like Rogan didn’t really care about the album news. Maynard seemed keen to talk about the back catalog going to streaming and Fear Inoculus, but Rogan seemed like he just wanted to gloss over it. I’d love to hear Maynard talk about the recording process and the themes of the album. The title is a great conversation starter in itself.

element4
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element4

Exactly I’m not freaking out about it like some people, and maynard may not have given a whole lot more info, but he could at least seemed a little interested in the topic and asked what the name means to them

heightofourhalo
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heightofourhalo

I remember paying $60 for a VHS recording of a MJK interview back in 1996 and waiting 2 months whilst it got posted from USA to Australia. The year is 2019 and I get to watch MJK being interviewed for free on a mobile phone an hour after it happened. Holy Shit! In this interview, I saw an artist excited about sharing the fruits of his and his brothers’ labor. I also saw a man, notorious for being “difficult” to interview, completely at ease (and happy!) with his surroundings. THAT is all Joe Rogan. HE is the one that has… Read more »

Shorelined-Boisonberries
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Shorelined-Boisonberries

Anybody remember an internet mail order service for bootleg audio and video recordings called “The Weathermen”? I got the 96 Montreal show on VHS, along with a Much Music segment with the band. Interviews + music videos, from “Hush” to “Stinkfist”…possibly “Ænema” but not positive. In late 90’s bought a $30 CD called “Third Leg” from the coolest music shop in Baton Rouge (Paradise Records) it was also a ’96 show, I think recorded at a Texas concert (details fuzzy). Fucking “Third Eye” was edited down to about 7 minutes but I didn’t realize it and atleast one other song… Read more »

gtprina
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gtprina

Don’t remember the mail order service but I do remember Third Leg. If the cover is a close-up of a fly’s eyes then I have the CD in a box in my closet I think. We had a store here in AZ called Shirts and Things and they sold all kinds of bootleg music, concert posters, and tees obviously. Thanks for sharing!!!

Shorelined-Boisonberries
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Shorelined-Boisonberries

Yes! That’s it! The cover is a close up of some kind of insect, it looks like a praying mantis to me. If there’s a way to post\upload a photo I’ll take a few. The date,location is listed as Houston, TX Cullen Auditorium. 12/12/1996, but these bootleg CDs are pretty notorious for being labelled incorrectly. Oh and “Stinkfist” is the song they cut (along with half of Third Eye) to make it fit on just one disc. This CD may be ridiculously overpriced, and a sloppy edit, but the sound quality really isn’t bad and it was my very first… Read more »

gtprina
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gtprina

I’ll look for it this weekend because I have a couple of Tool bootlegs and vinyl. Huh, did not know that about the H thing. Honestly, I don’t remember ever listening to it, but thanks for mentioning that. Didn’t know that about Ænema either. The first batch of the Lateralus CD had a misspelling on the case insert too. And I too was like that about Tool and other bands I like. I have a few odd bootlegs, but didn’t realize they would be worth anything. Over the years of collecting Tool stuff, two of my favorite things that I… Read more »

Shorelined-Boisonberries
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Shorelined-Boisonberries

Hey here’s the source information for the full version of that recording from the collective unconscious database http://www.collectiveunconscious.org/91to9796dates96.html
I knew I read somewhere it was mislabeled! I have that first printing of “Lateralus” too ! Where its spelled “Lateralis” on the slipcase, the first pressings of “Salival” have a few typos as well. I also have that. I have atleast one Tool shirt I have NEVER seen anyone else wear, if I can find it I’ll take a couple pics. I’d like to see that Opiate shirt of yours sometime !

Shorelined-Boisonberries
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Shorelined-Boisonberries

The date is supposed to be 11/23/96 I thought the link would take you there, but it just goes to the general 1996 section…

gtprina
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gtprina

Thank you again! Yes it was the slipcase thing and I have one too. Oh wow, really? Salival had typos too? Never heard that before, but will definitely look. If you remember any details about that, would surely appreciate it! And I’ll have to post it somewhere. Thanks again for the info!

datm
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datm

It’s about time….I have waited a long time for this….was at the Birmingham show back in May and will go see them again!….Tool is the best band out there, period.

fulcanelli
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fulcanelli

Someone posted the pages of the Guitar World with the Adam Jones interview on reddit. I won’t post a link in case it’s frowned upon here. Anyway, there is some pretty cool info in it. It seems that the author of the article heard the new album and thought it was great. It seemed from the article that Alex Grey is the artist for the album. It didn’t say if he did the cover but it does say that he was the artist.

bent eye
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bent eye

I’m glad that there’s going to be magazine spreads to coincide with the album release. Back when Rolling Stone was cool they did articles when Tool albums were about to drop. I remember Spin doing a bunch as well. As much as its convenient to read online, I’ll happily drop money for mags with Tool spreads.

Brain
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Brain

There was a quickly deleted post including a link on Reddit early Tuesday suggesting that the album art for Fear Inoculum was done by Adam Jones and Denis Rodier…

Shorelined-Boisonberries
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Shorelined-Boisonberries

Ugh. I used to have a little collection of magazines that came out around the release of “Lateralus”, hyping the album etc. There was a “Spin” with a photo of the whole band on it’s cover, but with a line over their eyes. I think a “Revolver” too, maybe a “Kerrang”. One had a strange photoshopped picture of Maynard, maybe Adam as well? I took really good care of them for a LONG time, then my shitty girlfriend at the time wanted to read them and basically lost them, because that’s the kind of ridiculous shit she always does… Sorry… Read more »

biff22
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biff22

This might be a dumb obvious question but what time are these going up tomorrow?

itoolizer
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itoolizer

So, I don’t think we will get a single tomorrow. These fuckers are notorious for making us wait. They officially stated their catalog will go streaming tomorrow. No mention of a single tomorrow, so my guess is it’s not happening. I’m thinking a single, 2 weeks prior to album release.

bent eye
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bent eye

Yeah I think a single drop will be about that time as well. While I’d like to see one go up tomorrow, they aren’t the kind of band to do a sneak release, they just wait until the very last minute.

tOOLNZ
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tOOLNZ

No sign of anything over on New Zealand Spotify first thing on the 2nd here….

bent eye
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bent eye

There’s nothing on Apple Music or Spotify in Australia. No artist profile, zilch.

fulcanelli
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fulcanelli

I think they’ll go up at the same time, which is most probably 12:01 PST.

Shorelined-Boisonberries
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Shorelined-Boisonberries

I read on another forum (echoingthesound.org) that we could also be getting the albums in HD audio formats, like 24 bit flac,wav etc. I really hope so, or maybe even remastered versions.(didn’t hear that I’m just being wishful) The Deftones quietly uploaded their whole catalogue with remastered audio as well as HD audio versions in 2016… just saying it’s happened before, and there was lots of talk in the last few years about the Tool back catalogue getting remastered. Remember those photos of the master tapes?

Maynerd
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Maynerd

Nothing’s been remastered.

adoxnz
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adoxnz

lol, no. They definitely wouldn’t remaster Aenima, Lateralus or 10k,the mix and master on those are incredible.

Undertow has aged a bit I guess. Opiate is definitely not on par with anything else, but a remaster wouldn’t fix it.

faaip de oiad
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faaip de oiad

I have purchased the tracks from HDTracks. I can confirm they are definitely master tracks in 24/96. Whilst not remasters, they are from Bob Ludwig master transfers. Conversation I had with this chap on reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/ToolBand/comments/ckzfkj/2496_versions_on_hdtracks/evryfwx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x Also something else I can say is this… I am somewhat of an Audiophile with really good gear. I usually only listen to FLAC or vinyl. This is the best I have ever heard Tool. The clarity and seperation of instruments is amazing. If this is not the “remastered” versions that are due to come out. (Which I don’t believe they are, as I… Read more »

Shorelined-Boisonberries
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Shorelined-Boisonberries

Qobuz.com has Ænima and Lateralus right now. Including high resolution audio download options..

gtprina
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gtprina

Tool music is now in iTunes here in the US!

bent eye
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bent eye

The official Tool Youtube page is now populated with songs. No video clips as yet but they seem to have started adding about an hour ago. Tool officially on streaming and Youtube, and a new album right around the corner. What a time to be a Tool fan.

Shorelined-Boisonberries
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Shorelined-Boisonberries

Been listening to Ænima for over 20 years (sure I’m not the only one). I bought\downloaded the 24 bit flac version the second it showed up, and yeah, as soon as the music erupts after the Stinkfist intro sample… you WILL hear the difference! It’s worth it and it’s glorious!
Anyone with comments on the other albums, especially “Opiate” and “Undertow” I’d love to hear them as it’ll be a little while before I may get 24 bit copies…