Opiate 21st Anniversary Edition hits the printers

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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:57 pm

How excited are you for the upcoming 21st Anniversary edition of Opiate? Exited enough to watch it being printed? If the answer is yes then today is your lucky day! Post not to long ago on the Tool Facebook page.

No further details yet, but it looks as though the packaging is quite large - I expect similar to the size of the Salival package. Doesn't look big enough to be vinyl though (unless my eyes deceive me). Hopefully we will get further details in the next week or so.

Edit: Since the forum won't allow iFrames, here's a link to the video 


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Post by Ravenpig » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:12 pm

Looks like it could be vinyl-sized.  Even if it's not they did say there would be 5 different sets of 1,000, so you never know.

 

I wish they'd release more information about this, you know, cause it is only about 15 days from release.
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Post by Skykaba » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:50 pm

Part of me really hopes this is the new album being printed and this whole "21st anniversary of Opiate" is all a charade.. Would fit nicely with the upcoming Aussie shows (assuming they mention other US/world wide dates once it drops)! The only thing that makes me think this is possible is the fact that not much has been mentioned as far as details, but I'm most likely wrong.. A man can hope though!

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Post by MOG » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:58 pm

^ Hey I wish you were right.  I would start a slow clap for Tool if they actually pulled off that kind of misdirection.  Thing is, because of label shit and just general marketing, when they announce a date for the release of a new album they will do so months in advance.  Stores need to advertise, product needs to ship, etc etc

 

I imagine, similar to the last release, they will push at least 500,000 copies in the first week alone.  Could never keep shit that hush hush.  Plus they will have a single playing weeks prior to release.  Sorry player, just not gonna happen.

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Post by Casey Tatum » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:07 pm

looks like vinyl to me

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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:09 pm


children said
looks like vinyl to me


Nah, still need to allow for folding and cutting.  Opiate would probably need at least 10 inch vinyl (unless they do double 7 inch or something) so I can't see it happening.  

Don't get me wrong though, I hope there is vinyl...

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Post by Skykaba » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:12 pm

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^ Hey I wish you were right.  I would start a slow clap for Tool if they actually pulled off that kind of misdirection.  Thing is, because of label shit and just general marketing, when they announce a date for the release of a new album they will do so months in advance.  Stores need to advertise, product needs to ship, etc etc

 

I imagine, similar to the last release, they will push at least 500,000 copies in the first week alone.  Could never keep shit that hush hush.  Plus they will have a single playing weeks prior to release.  Sorry player, just not gonna happen.


Yea, i can understand the adverts & singles, but it'd be badass if they did cause no one would be expecting it. Not only would they still get plenty of sales (most likely not as many as with full advertisements/singles), but they'd get to "pull the wool" from us fans like they love to do so much.
 
Still not expecting it, but like I said before.. Still hopeful. Hah

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Post by not tyson » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:15 pm

Looks like a box set for the live dvd, pot video and the new triple cd album in 5.1, meh

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Post by st1nkf1st » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:22 pm

Sounds and looks like a god damn scam to me...... shit is getting old

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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:29 pm

st1nkf1st said
Sounds and looks like a god damn scam to me...... shit is getting old


A scam?  What's your definition of a scam?  You proposing they're going to take our money and not deliver anything?

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Post by James » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:30 pm

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children said
looks like vinyl to me


Nah, still need to allow for folding and cutting.  Opiate would probably need at least 10 inch vinyl (unless they do double 7 inch or something) so I can't see it happening.  

Don't get me wrong though, I hope there is vinyl...


The Opiate vinyl I have is 12" with just a bit of space left over on one side, I don't know that they would fit it on a 10" even.

 

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Post by ilikecheese » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:48 pm

It looked sturdy
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Post by lipanconjuring » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:49 pm

Huh, I thought that was an unofficial Facebook page until now. I wonder who in the band's camp posts those status updates. Probably Blair?

I'd like to get a copy but I'm gonna wait until they announce everything that comes with it first. Unless the packaging is REALLY sick or the sound is remastered somehow... I've already got this album.

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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:55 pm

I believe Adam controls the Tool one as well as his own page.

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Post by DRURY » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:57 pm

Exciting for me. I like shiny new things from bands that are cool. Simple math, really!

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Post by snazzlefrass » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:42 pm

I still say it will just be the CD with new artwork. If you're lucky, maybe some live tracks. Video? I don't think so, not live anyway. Unless they've been working on that for the past year or two...
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Post by budsyralli » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:45 pm

sooo awesome..keeping the suspense up there
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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:57 pm

Another pic from Toolband:



Just doesn't look the right dimensions for vinyl.  Happy to be surprised though.

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Post by not tyson » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:01 pm

The best things about these 'boxes' are the smell

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:02 pm

It's a book.  Hardcover.  Possibly Defintittly going to be filled with porn.
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Post by MarryHanback » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:03 pm

It looks like a book. I suspect that's all it is... Just a book showcasing the artwork from that guy.

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Post by thesheedspot » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:09 pm

if its the new album, it will leak before the date. i could actually believe that they could pull off everything else about the secret release other than keeping it from hitting the interwebs early. that is just not possible. radiohead did it, albeit it was planned and announced, but it still hit the net before it was released. i bought the album from their WASTE site or whatever its called but never even went to get it bc a friend emailed it to me a week prior to its official release.

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Post by snazzlefrass » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:14 pm

reiEenieKdnU said
It's a book.  Hardcover.  Possibly Defintittly going to be filled with porn.


It's a shame no one pays for porn now-a-days. Unless you count Playboy as porn. I don't.

 
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Post by snazzlefrass » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:17 pm

MarryHanback said
It looks like a book. I suspect that's all it is... Just a book showcasing the artwork from that guy.


Well. I appreciate their effort. But if that's all it is, not purchase worthy imho.

 
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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:19 pm


thesheedspot said
if its the new album, it will leak before the date. i could actually believe that they could pull off everything else about the secret release other than keeping it from hitting the interwebs early. that is just not possible. radiohead did it, albeit it was planned and announced, but it still hit the net before it was released. i bought the album from their WASTE site or whatever its called but never even went to get it bc a friend emailed it to me a week prior to its official release.


The only way to beat the leak is to do pretty much what Radiohead did - release it electronically as soon as it's ready, and then create a way for fans to pre-order and by CD's albums, limited editions etc.  NIN did much the same thing from memory.

I'm not a fan of Radiohead musically, but if I were a big band going to release an album these days, this would be the method. 

My guess is that Tool are too tied down by their record label to do this yet, and while they are a "secret" album is unlikely to happen.

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