Tool is putting a little something extra in five copies of the upcoming deluxe edition of the band's 1992 debut EP, Opiate. A certificate called the "Seal of Xatanitos" will be placed in five random copies of the disc, which comes out next Tuesday (March 26th). The prize for fans who find a ticket in their copy of the EP will be disclosed only to each of the five winners.
- The 21st anniversary limited edition of Opiate is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by guitarist Adam Jones, along with illustrations and designs from several artists who have collaborated with Tool on the spectacular packaging for albums 10,000 Days and Lateralus.
- There will be five sets of 1,000 copies, with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics. Bonus items will include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their 3D glasses from the 10,000 Dayspackaging.
- The reissue will only be available for ordering through Tool's website, with a small number set aside for purchase on Friday (March 22nd) by fan club members.
SIDE NOTES: Adam Jones told Spin that the members of Tool have been spending much of this month in music-writing mode for their long-awaited new album, saying, "Writing is a different perspective now. It's taken a little longer. And besides that, we've had a couple major setbacks that we're recovering from. I'm calling March 'March Madness' because I've been really trying to kick ass and focus on this thing and get it to a point where we're all happy."