Tool have announced a new release! Well..not a "new" music release. They will be releasing a 21st Anniversary Edition of their 1992 EP Opiate on March 26. Here's the official word from the band:
“The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.
The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from the 10,000 Days packaging.
The packages will only be available via TOOL‘s website (www.toolband.com) on Mar. 26 and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place. More details to be announced soon.”
Much like anything Tool does, it's surrounded in mystery. Will it be vinyl, CD, surround sound DVD, or maybe Tool will revive the 8 track? At least we can use those Stereoscopic glasses that came with 10,000 Days. That was brilliant packaging. I hope there are more extras included as far as music and video are concerned. I would like to see or hear more live performance. I would also like to see a "Song Remains The Same" type of montage interpreting each band members personality. That could either be hilarious or disturbing.
I'm excited about this but: 1. I already have Opiate. 2. How about that new music they were talking about a few weeks ago?