Since TOOL wont be releasing NEW music anytime soon (HERE is their latest update), they have decided to release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, 'Opiate', on March 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release.
The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and the band has announced that five lucky fans will get a "secret prize". Dubbed the “Seal of Xatanitos," the five certificates will be placed randomly amidst the 5,000 copies of the collectible reissue. The prize will only be disclosed to each of the five winners.
The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a NEW stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from the '10,000 Days' packaging.
The packages will only be available via TOOL's website (www.toolband.com) on March 26 and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place.