Tool Debuts Reimagined, Extended Version of 1992 Single “Opiate,” ‘Fear Inoculum’ Vinyl Out Now

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Out now: The Grammy-winning “Fear Inoculum” 5-LP box set from Tool
Currently on Billboard’s best-selling vinyl
Limited-edition, available now at our Rock Cellar store: HERE

Today, March 1, prog/metal masters Tool released Opiate2, an updated, extended and reimagined version of the band’s 1992 single.

The new version was made available on digital streaming platforms, and can be heard below:

On March 18, a corresponding physical edition of Opiate² will be released and it “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.”

Click here to pre-order Opiate² from our Rock Cellar Store

The first proper release by Tool other than a demo recording, Opiate introduced the world to the band’s dynamic blend of styles — the blueprint for the groundbreaking career that would come in the years to follow.

Some more information about the Blu-ray short film component of this new release:

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.

This release comes as Tool also recently announced plans for a special limited edition vinyl release of Fear Inoculum, the band’s 2019 album that ended a 13-year drought between records and won the band the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, which was given to the album-capping “7empest.”


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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.

Limited-edition Fear Inoculum 5 LP box set now available now at our Rock Cellar store: HERE


Tool’s remaining 2022 tour date:


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

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