Tool Announce "Opiate2" Single and Short Film | Revolver

Tool Announce "Opiate2" Single and Short Film

Prog-metal trailblazers to release first music video in 15 years
tool SHINN 2019, Travis Shinn
photograph by Travis Shinn

Tool have astounded fans over the years not just with their psychedelic prog metal but also their mind-expanding animated music videos — but it's been 15 long years since the group offered up a new one. That drought is about to end: Tool are set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut EP, 1992's Opiate, with the official release of the extended version of its title track (which has become a live staple over the years) along with an accompanying short film. "Opiate2" will be available via DSPs on March 1st, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18th.

Visual artist Dominic Hailstone (Alien: Covenant, The Eel) worked with guitarist Adam Jones, himself a former VFX artist, on the 10-minute-plus video. Hailstone and Jones also collaborated on the filmed pieces featured on the band's current Fear Inoculum tour.

The physical release features a Blu-ray housed in a 46-page art book with behind-the-scenes and making-of photos as well as interviews and insights from special guests. "Opiate2" pre-orders are available now.