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Tool will release a 21st anniversary limited edition reissue of its 1992 debut EP, Opiate, on March 26th. According to the band's publicist, the handcrafted package is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by guitarist Adam Jones along with illustrations and designs from several artists who have collaborated with Tool on the spectacular packaging for albums 10,000 Days and Lateralus.
There will be five sets of 1,000 copies, with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics. Bonus items will include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their 3D glasses from the 10,000 Days packaging.
Drummer Danny Carey told us a while back that Tool's album designs were inspired by a previous generation of rock artists: "We all grew up, I think, listening to bands like Pink Floyd and Yes and, you know, the art-rock bands that always tried to create this fantasy thing that was larger than life, you know, and that was a big inspiration for sure."
The new version of Opiate will only be available at Tool's website, starting on March 26th. and there will be no pre-orders. Fans will be limited to buying three of the packages. More details will be announced soon.
Tool is supposedly working on a new album, although depending on who you ask, the band has either half the songs ready to record or doesn't have any actual tracks completed.