Tool recently resumed their tours. in support of its Grammy Award-winning album “Fear Inoculum”, and are celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first commercially available release “Opiate”, with a reimagined and extended version of the EP’s title track and an accompanying short film. “Opiate²” is available via DSPs on March 1, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18.
Details about new Tool movie revealed
The Visual artist Dominic Hailstone (“Alien: Covenant”, “The Eel”) recently worked with Tool guitarist Adam Jones on the 10-plus minute film, which is the band’s first new video in 15 years. The clip continues Tool’s mastery in merging the aural and visual worlds, creating a great experience for the listener that has been a highlight since their inception. Hailstone and Jones also collaborated on the filmed pieces featured on the 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. Tool had 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.
It was recently noted that Tool fans were not delighted to listen to the band live in concert at the Ball Arena in Denver, CO on January 27. But it wasn’t their fault. It turns out poor sound quality annoyed the fans in attendance.
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”.