Tool to Reissue Band’s Debut EP, ‘Opiate’


Story by Cat Badra

Prog-rock band Tool are set to reissue their debut EP, ‘Opiate’

Tool fans waiting in great anticipation for the prog-rock band to release new music may have to wait a bit longer, but at least they’ll have a new, special edition release to hold them over. The band has official announced they will be reissuing their debut EP, “Opiate,” this spring.

This year is actually the 21st anniversary of the band’s six-song set, and the reissued version will arrive in a handcrafted, limited-edition package. The special edition, out on March 26, will also be limited to only 5,000 copies and feature illustrations by artist Adi Granov and packaging designed by Mackie Osborne.

This is where things get a bit complication. The 5,000 copies will arrive in five different runs of 1,000. Each collection will offer a different exterior design and pack bonus items, including a new stereoscopic image that fans can check out via glasses from the “10,000 Days” packaging. So, this is truly a set for the die-hard Tool fan.

The 21st anniversary edition of “Opiate” will be available for purchase on Tool’s official website starting on March 26, with no pre-orders available. The release won’t be available in stores.

In other Tool news, the band is set to play the inaugural Ozzfest Japan will take place May 11 and 12, 2013, at the Makuhari Messe Arena, near Tokyo. Tool will also be touring Australia and New Zealand in late April.



Posted by Cat Badra | Music, Rock, Rock News

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