TOOL’s ‘Opiate²‘ short film available now via Blu-Ray
The band’s first video in 15 years previewed in newly-released clip
PLUS: UK Arena Tour this May
TOOL’s first video in 15 years, ‘Opiate2,’ is released today. A three-minute preview of the Blu-Ray short film.
‘Opiate2′ is a re-imagined 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 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.
Photo Credit: Travis Shinn
TOOL tour dates:
April 23 Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena
April 25 Oslo, NO Spektrum
April 26 Stockholm, SE Avicii Arena
April 28 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena
April 29 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle
May 2 Manchester, UK AO Arena Manchester
May 4 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena
May 6 Dublin, IE 3Arena
May 9 London, UK The O2 Arena
May 10 London, UK The O2 Arena
May 12 Paris, FR AccorHotels Arena
May 13 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis
May 15 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 17 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena
May 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
May 21 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena
May 23 Prague, CZ O2 Arena
May 24 Budapest, HU SportAréna
Tickets on sale HERE
Fear Inoculum arrived in August of 2019, following years of anticipation. The album debuted atop numerous country’s sales charts, shattering sales and radio records while also earning widespread critical praise. NME awarded Fear Inoculum a perfect five-stars and said it is “…so much more than just an album,” The Guardian declared the release “a legacy album,” Visions dubbed the 10-track collection “a perfect version of a TOOL record” and Kerrang! said “TOOL go beyond their own frontiers…”
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing five studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001),10,000 Days (2006), and Fear Inoculum (2019); 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”). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).
“Gorge yourselves – it’s been worth the wait.”
“Each repeat listen will yield more to love, more to discover, more to dissect. That’s the real victory here: Tool have delivered a masterpiece that demands– and deserves – to be heard in full, time and time again.”
“If you’re wondering whether ‘Fear Inoculum’ was worth the wait, then the answer is yes. If you’re wondering whether it’ll touch your heart, soul and spirit, the answer is also so.”
“Music that will entrance its audience more with each listen.”
“This enigma inside a Pandora’s Box feels like a justification of why the world never grew tired of the idea of new music from Tool.”
“A magnificent experience.”
“…undisputed masters of metallic churn. And if the end of the world is nigh, at least now we have its soundtrack.”
“Immersive and involving. Fear Inoculum rewards study.”
THE FINANCIAL TIMES
“The album that hard rock devotees will be poring over for years…”
“… Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait… This record gets the whiplash intensity that the band brings live.”
“Fear Inoculum is a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come…”
“Fear Inoculum lives up to its daunting expectations with songs that showcase TOOL in peak performance…”
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
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