Angry Tool fans are taking to social media to vent about a delay in back orders for the first physical edition of the band’s recently released album Fear Inoculum. A second run of the package was made available to order on September 5th after the initial run quickly sold out, but a promised late September ship date for the second pressing has come and gone with apparently no one receiving their orders.
With the band announcing an entirely different, “expanded book edition” of the album earlier this week, fans took to the group’s Instagram page to chastise the band for not shipping orders of the first edition yet.
One wrote, “So before you can even ship the rest of the cds, you’re coming out with another release?” Another fan snarked, “Will it take 4 months to ship?” A third user lamented, “Last time I bought off you, I got robbed,” while a fourth demanded, “Can I get the f**king CD I ordered thanks?”
One user reached out to the band’s online store customer service and got a message stating, “You should receive your order next week. An email with tracking information will be sent to you as soon as your order is on route. We apologize for the lengthy delay.”
The initial physical version of Tool’s fifth studio LP, which arrived on August 30th, featured a four-inch HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, a charging cable, a two-watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. The expanded “book” edition, which arrives on December 13th, includes five 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded 56-page booklet with additional never-before-seen art, a new video and the CD.