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Tool to release Opiate² track and short film

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Tool will celebrate the release of their debut EP, 1992's Opiate, with Opiate², a reimagined and extended version of the title track which will be accompanied by a new short film, the band's first video release for 15 years.

Tool guitarist Adam Jones has worked with visual artist Dominic Hailstone (Alien: Covenant, The Eel) on the new 10-plus minute film. Hailstone also worked with Jones on the visuals on show on the band's current Fear Inoculum tour.

Opiate² will be released on digital service providers on March 1, with the Blu-ray following on March 18. The physical release features a Blu-ray, with an accompanying 48-page art book with behind-the-scenes and making-of photos as well as interviews and insights from special guests.

Tool recently revealed an ultra-deluxe vinyl version of 2019's Fear Inoculum which will retail at $810. The band are currently on tour in support of the album and will play the UK in May.


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Tool: Opiate² Deluxe Blu-ray - out March 18 (opens in new tab)
Tool will release an extended version of Opiate titled Opiate² to celebrate its 30th anniversary in March. The limited edition Blu-ray package will also feature a short film directed by Dominic Hailstone, a 48-page hardcover art book and sticker. Pre-order now from Townsend Music.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.