Tool has announced a “reinvented and expanded” version of their 1992 song “Opiate”, complete with a short film. “Opiate2” hits digital service providers on March 1, and the Blu-ray-only visual hits March 18.
The Blu-ray comes packaged in a 46-page art book featuring behind-the-scenes and making-of photos, plus interviews and special guest commentary. “Opiate2” – which marks the 30th anniversary of Tool’s first commercial release, the Opiate EP — is available for Pre-order now.
Guitarist Adam Jones collaborated with visual artist Dominic Hailstone (Alien: Pact, eel) on the 10-minute film, Tool’s first video in 15 years. (The duo also worked together on the filmed segments featured on the band’s ongoing tour behind their latest LP, 2019 Inoculum of Fear.)
Jones’ visual style is inextricably linked to the band’s music: he directed Tool’s nightmarish, psychedelic videos for tracks like “Schism,” “Stinkfist,” and “Parabola.” Prior to the band’s formation, he worked in the special effects and art departments for several great moviesincluding Edward Scissorhands, Return of Batman, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Predator 2 and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.
Tool’s recently launched North American tour continues tonight in Washington, DC, and wraps up March 20 in Cleveland, followed by a series of European dates. At shows, while supplies last, the band sells advance copies of a Inoculum of Fear ultra-luxury vinyl five-set box set to members of the Tool Army fan club with VIP packages. A wide release is currently planned for April, although they haven’t announced a date yet.
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