When Tool released “Fear Inoculum” last year after 13 years, the rock world knew it would be a hit.
It would have stiff competition from both Slipknot and Korn, who also had new albums out; however, it dominated the genre with 344,285 albums sold according to a new report by BuzzAngle Music.
Overall Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” came in at #8 overall for the best-selling album. The next three rock albums on the list were all by Queen, who came in at #15, #18, #20 for the soundtrack of Bohemian Rhapsody, Greatest Hits, and The Platinum Collection, respectively.
Additionally, Tool was #6 spot for top artists category based on total album sales taking into account their back catalog, selling an impressive 603,716 albums total. A big part of this was because in August, the band released their previous albums onto digital platforms for the first time.
If you want to hear more about the album, Tool guitarist Adam Jones was a guest on Talk Is Jericho, and you can listen to it here on WIJ.