Tool’s Albums Are Officially Now Available To Stream/Download


Following years of waiting, Tool‘s longtime stance as one of the biggest rock artists to not have their music legally available digitally has finally come to an end. The band have now officially released the majority of their catalog, including their platinum selling 1992 debut EP, “Opiate“, their 2x multi-platinum 1993 debut album “Undertow“, their 3x multi-platinum 1996 sophomore album “Ænima“, 2001’s 2x multi-platinum selling “Lateralus” and 2006’s platinum selling “10,000 Days“, across leading digital outlets.

You can check them out now on Spotify and Apple Music, with more outlets available here. Should you want to delve further, you can also now digitally purchase and download the band’s catalog via select digital retailers as well.

Tool themselves never quite provided any clear explanation as to why it has taken this long to have their music available in digital formats with the band’s frontman Maynard James Keenan recently saying of the long-awaited decision:

“Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and Laser Disc rule has ended. Time for us to move on. But never fear. There’s a brand new thing we think you’re really gonna dig. It’s called Digital Downloads and Streaming. Get ready for the future, folks!”

Notably the iTunes variant of the release sport the ‘mastered for iTunes‘ badge, indicating that they’ve passed through the companies premium encoding tools. The catalog arrives mere weeks ahead of the release of their new album “Fear Inoculum“—their first since 2006. An August 30th release date has been slated for that album with further details still to come.

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