Tool Unveil Deluxe Reissue of 'Opiate'
Published Feb 25, 2013Prog-tinged metal weirdos Tool were said to have started recording a new LP back in 2010, but the band have yet to properly announce a follow-up 2006's 10,000 Days. While it may not be a fresh batch of tunes, the act are, however, readying a deluxe edition of their 1992 EP Opiate, which they will self-release March 26.
A press release hasn't confirmed whether the 21st anniversary edition is being offered up as a CD or LP, but it arrives in a limited-edition pressing of 5,000 that will only be available through the group's website. The band's own Adam Jones served as art director for the reissue, and it features illustrations from Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who had previously worked with Tool on 10,000 Days, Lateralus, Salival and merchandise.
The 5,000 copies are being split up into five separate packages of 1,000, which each feature variations of the artwork, and will include bonus items. One of these is a new stereoscopic image, which can be viewed with the special glasses included in 10,000 Days.
The image above was shared via the press release.
Opiate followed the band's 1991 demo tape and featured re-recorded versions of that release's "Hush" and "Part of Me." It also included live versions of the demo's "Cold and Ugly" and "Jerk-Off." The EP was originally delivered through Zoo.
The press release notes that the deluxe edition features six songs, so it's unclear at present time whether or not it will include the hidden bonus track "The Gaping Lotus Experience."