The special anniversary Tool release Opiate2 is out today, and to celebrate its release, the band have shared a clip of the short film that is part of the Opiate2 Blu-ray.
Opiate2 is a re-imagined and extended version of Tool’s 1992 single “Opiate,” with both the song and video marking the 30th anniversary of the EP of the same name’s release.
Housed in a 46-page art book with behind-the-scenes and making-of photos, the Opiate2 Blu-ray also includes interviews and insights from special guests. Visual artist Dominic Hailstone (Alien: Covenant, The Eel) worked with Adam Jones on the 10-plus minute film. The clip continues Tool’s knack for merging the aural and visual worlds, creating an all-encompassing experience for the listener that has been a hallmark of the outfit since their inception. Hailstone and Jones also collaborated on the filmed pieces featured on the current Fear Inoculum tour.
You can watch the clip of the Tool video for Opiate2 below:
Will you be picking up Opiate2 on Blu-ray? March 10th marked the 30th anniversary of Tool’s EP Opiate.
In other Tool related news, Tool drummer Danny Carey recently spoke to the Cleveland Scene, telling them that fans won’t have to wait super long to hear new music from the band.
Another special Tool release to keep a look out for is the ultra-deluxe vinyl pressing of the band’s Fear Inoculum record. Per a description of the release via the band’s Instagram account:
“There’s some late breaking news from the band. Having just received their personal allotment of the forthcoming (TBA) FEAR INOCULUM ULTRA DELUXE LP, they were inspired to offer for sale this very limited number of advance pressings to TOOLARMY VIP PACKAGE holders (taking advantage of their early merch access) beginning with tonight’s show in Philadelphia and extending to the remaining shows in Elmont, Newark, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and so forth, or until there are no more available (prior to the worldwide release that’s projected for sometime in April). Furthermore, these early vinyl arrivals (only a tour item for the time being) have been AUTOGRAPHED, adding a personal touch to the cover imagery. The package contains 5 discs of industry best 180g vinyl, with audio tracks on one side and etched art on the reverse of each side of the disc. Though the quantities are very limited, should there be any remaining copies, they will be made available to concert goers at the general merch booth.”
Words by: Michael Pementel