TOOL will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on March 26th to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release.
Five lucky fans will get something extra in their copies of the Opiate EP. Dubbed the Seal of Xatanitos, the five certificates will be placed randomly amidst the 5,000 copies of the collectible reissue. The prize will only be disclosed to each of the five winners.
The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with Tool on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.
The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from the 10,000 Days packaging.
The packages will only be available via Tool's website (toolband.com) on March 26th and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place.
More details to be announced soon.