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All Of Tool’s Albums Have Re-Entered The Top 20 Of The Billboard 200


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The sales/streaming boost from Tool‘s catalog finally arriving in digital media formats back on August 02nd has had an instantaneous impact on the charts, allowing the band to even break a record.  Thus far, their 1996 album “Ænima” has benefited the most from the move to digital, re-entering the Billboard 200 at #10 with 33,000 equivalent album units, 18,000 of which were album sales. “Ænima” is currently also the band’s top selling album to date in the United States, having notched up 3x multi-platinum status prior to the band’s digital shift.

Following suit, 2001’s 2x multi-platinum selling “Lateralus” has re-entered that chart at #16, 2006’s platinum selling “10,000 Days” at #18, their 2x multi-platinum 1993 debut album “Undertow” re-entered at #19, while their platinum selling 1992 debut EP “Opiate” hit the chart at #59.

In other news, Billboard report that the title track to the band’s new album “Fear Inoculum” has also begun to hit the charts, managing to enter the Billboard Hot 100 at #93. At a running time of 10:21, it is the longest track to ever enter that chart. It debuted with 3.5 million first week streams in the U.S. and 17,000 downloads sold.

Fear Inoculum” is the band’s first album in thirteen years and is scheduled for an August 30th release date.

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