Last week, TOOL returned with their first new single in 13 years with the highly-anticipated release of “Fear Inoculum”. The new rock song acts as the title track to the band’s forthcoming album, and as of this week, also marks the first recording longer than 10-minutes in length to ever chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
As Spin reports, the current placement of “Fear Inoculum” at No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart makes it the longest recorded song ever to do so in North America. Prior to this week, the longest song to have ever cracked the popular Billboard chart was David Bowie‘s “Black Star”, which stretches out to an equally impressive 9:58 minutes in run time. “Fear Inoculum” also currently sits at No. 20 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock chart.
Listen to “Fear Inoculum” below.
TOOL – “Fear Inoculum”
Fear Inoculum, due out later this month on August 30th via Tool Dissectional/Volcano/RCA.
The band has yet to reveal any further tour plans for the remainder of 2019 other than their upcoming appearance at Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival in early October. Fans should be on the lookout for a potential tour announce as the album’s scheduled release date draws closer. TOOL spent some time on tour this past spring, where they even debuted some of the new material set to appear on the forthcoming album.