Tool will be doing a super-limited reissue of their debut EP Opiate with only 5,000 copies to be pressed.
The re-issue of Opiate won’t be available in any stores and will be sold exclusively on Tool’s website from 26th March and no pre-orders are being taken for it either. The rarity of the release doesn’t end there – the 5,000 copies will be divided into 5 different runs of 1,000 and each run will have “a variation of the exterior graphics and include bonus items such as a new stereoscopic image that can be viewed with glasses from the 10,000 Days packaging”. Nice.
If you’re able to get your hands on a copy, you’ll be treated to a bunch of cool illustrations by Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne. Both of them have worked with Tool on merchandise and artwork for their records 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival.
Opiate was originally released by the band in March 1992 and featured six tracks – Sweat, Hush, Part Of Me, Cold and Ugly and Jerk-Off (two pounding live tracks from a 1991 New Year’s Eve bash), and finally the title track.
Tool will be in Australia for a series of arena shows in late April and early May. Second and final shows in Melbourne on 28th April and Sydney on 4th May are now on sale.