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Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” Has Gone Gold In The United States


Tool‘s fifth studio album and first in some 13 years, “Fear Inoculum“, has officially gone gold in the United States. The RIAA officially certified the album as having hit that sales milestone on August 12th, 2020.

The 2019 record proved to be a popular release with multiple runs of an elaborate physical edition of the album quickly selling out. The album also saw the band take home a Grammy for the ‘Best Metal Performance’ for the track “7empest” this past January. They also notched a ‘Best Rock Song’ Grammy nomination for the album’s title track, but lost out to Gary Clark Jr..

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A platinum album in the United States represents 1,000,000 units, while gold signifies 500,000 units. Outside of traditional physical/digital sales, the certifications factor in digital streams/downloads with 10 permanent track downloads counting as 1 unit and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from a particular album also counting as as a unit.

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