Tool's "Fear Inoculum" Becomes The Top Album In 11 Countries

September 10, 2019

2019 is the year of rock. Slipknot broke their five-year hiatus to return with We Are Not Your Kind, Ozzy Osbourne is back in the limelight after guesting on Post Malone's album Hollywood Bleeding, and Tool dropped their first album in thirteen years Fear Inoculum, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Top 200 Billboard chart.

Aside from the US, Fear Inoculum is also the No. 1 album in Belgium, Australia, Norway and New Zealand, as well as landing in the top 5 in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, and Finland.

According to a statement by the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), Tool's Fear Inoculum is the biggest album to appear in retail stores in a very long time. “Several stores had well-attended midnight sales on Thursday (it was my store's first midnight sale in 10 years). When we returned to work on Friday morning, there were lines at the door… the TOOL release was the biggest thing to hit retail in years.”

Frontman Maynard James Keenan also had a little fun with Fear Inoculum's success by sharing a meme of him dethroning Taylor Swift for the No. 1 spot in the US: