Rock News

TOOL Releases Short Film For Reimagined And Extended Version Of ‘Opiate’ Title Track

todayMarch 18, 2022 4

Background
share close

TOOL‘s first video in 15 years, “Opiate²”, arrives today via RCA Records. A three-minute preview of the Blu-ray short film is viewable below.

“Opiate²” is a reimagined 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 TOOL guitarist 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.

TOOL also recently announced the arrival of “Fear Inoculum” on vinyl, with the Ultra Deluxe set arriving April 8. The collection features 5 x 180g vinyl discs emblazoned with a unique etching on the album’s B-side, and accompanied by an elaborate pictorial booklet including never-before-seen artwork. The limited-edition collection, which also features a new cover, is housed in a hard shell box.

TOOL kicked off its 2022 tour in support of “Fear Inoculum” on January 10 at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. It marked the band’s first live appearance since March 2020 when TOOL‘s trek was cut short following a gig in Portland, Oregon due to the burgeoning pandemic.

TOOL was honored with a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in January 2020 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TOOL was nominated for “7empest”, a track from “Fear Inoculum”.

TOOL already had three previous Grammy Awards under its belt: “Best Metal Performance” in 1997 and 2001 for “Ænima” and “Schism”, respectively, and “Best Recording Package” in 2006 for “10,000 Days”.

TOOL formed in 1990 and has released five studio albums thus far: “Undertow” (1993), “Ænima” (1996), “Lateralus” (2001), “10,000 Days” (2006) and “Fear Inoculum”; two EPs: “72826” (1991) and “Opiate” (1992); and the limited-edition boxset, “Salival” (2000). The band has won four Grammy Awards: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), “Best Metal Performance” (2002, “Schism”), “Best Recording Package” (2007, “10,000 Days”) and “Best Metal Performance” (2020, “7empest”).

Source:  www.blabbermouth.net

Written by: Andy

Rate it

Previous post

Rock News

Hear FOZZY’s New Single ‘I Still Burn’

FOZZY has released a new single, "I Still Burn". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Boombox", which is due on April 15. FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho comments: "'I Still Burn' is the story of the dreams, the passion and the fire that lie within all of us to be the absolute best we can be...and to do WHATEVER it takes to achieve the goals that make our dreams come true! The […]

todayMarch 18, 2022 21

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recently Played

0%