The wait is over: the first new album from Tool in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, arrives today, giving the band’s vast and super-patient fan base something to savor over the long Labor Day weekend. The 86-minute follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days was carved out of studio sessions that began in March 2018, but the instrumental members of the group worked and reworked the material for several years before that, while singer Maynard James Keenan tended his winery and recorded with Puscifer and A Perfect Circle. Illness in the band and a lawsuit brought by a former friend over the use of his artwork, followed by a second lawsuit brought against the band by its insurance company after the firm failed to protect the group in the case of the first legal action, also stalled work on the new LP. He also told us not long ago that the members of Tool developed increasingly separate lives over the course of time. Tool released the title track from Fear Inoculum earlier this month. The band is reportedly mapping out tour dates now but has yet to make any official announcements.