Hot off the presses from the Tool website is news that a vinyl issue of Fear Inoculum is finally on its way in April:
There’s some late breaking news from the band. Having just received their personal allotment of the forthcoming (TBA) FEAR INOCULUM ULTRA DELUXE LP, they were inspired to offer for sale this very limited number of advance pressings to TOOLARMY VIP PACKAGE holders (taking advantage of their early merch access) beginning with tonight’s show in Philadelphia and extending to the remaining shows in Elmont, Newark, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and so forth, or until there are no more available (prior to the worldwide release that’s projected for sometime in April). Furthermore, these early vinyl arrivals (only a tour item for the time being) have been AUTOGRAPHED, adding a personal touch to the cover imagery. The package contains 5 discs of industry best 180g vinyl, with audio tracks on one side and etched art on the reverse of each side of the disc.
Though the quantities are very limited, should there be any remaining copies, they will be made available to concert goers at the general merch booth.https://toolband.com/news/2022/tool-army-concert-goers-with-vip-packages-fear-inoculum-deluxe-vinyl-available-starting-tonight/
As a guy who’s pretty keen on vinyl records, this is good news. I’m looking forward to seeing these go on sale in the coming months. I suspect they won’t be cheap though, and not expecting to be paying any less than $200.
I’ll post some pictures of this release if and when they come to light
Update: here’s an Instagram post from the band featuring Adam unboxing a copy: