Tool announce new album title, release back catalogue on streaming services

Fear Inoculum is the title of Tool's long-awaited fifth album, and the metal band is also finally releasing its back catalogue on digital and streaming services.

The 'Sober' rockers' new record comes out at the end of next month, 13 years since their last album, 10,000 Days, was released.

Tool's official social media accounts made the announcements, also unveiling their new golden band logo.

"Fear Inoculum, August 30, 2019. Album art, lead track and pre-order info to be announced. Thank you for your patience," the post states.

Two songs from the new album, 'Descending' and 'Invincible', have already been debuted live at concerts.

Tool is one of the last major hold-outs from streaming services, so fans should be pleased that their back catalogue is being added to the likes of Spotify and Apple Music this week for the first time.

"High five," the band says of classic albums like Undertow and Lateralus going "up on all digital and streaming formats".

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan's other bands - A Perfect Circle and Puscifer - have long been available on streaming services.

New Zealand has been reported as Tool's highest-selling territory in the world, per capita.