News regarding releases of Tool material

Some DVD Details on JJJ

TripleJ today posted some very brief details on the Vicarious DVD:

Tool release Vicarious, which includes a documentary on the visual effects work used to make the music video, as well as lots more special features.

Nothing we don’t already know…

Word is that the Australian release date for this DVD is the 15th of December.

Vicarious DVD, Aussie Tour…

Indridcold on Toolarmy posted this today. Not sure how legit it is, but is fucking hope it’s true…


– VICARIOUS – Extended 8 minute version
– The startlingly creative music video for Vicarious, the massive first single from 2006’s 10,000 days, is presented for the first time in this short form DVD.
– The DVD includes a documentary that takes you through the history of Adam Jones’ visual effects work, and the process and people involved in the creation of the all CGI video.
– Audio commentary on the DVD by comedian David Cross.
– A tour of Alex Grey’s COSM.

Unique tri-fold soft pack with stereoscopic lenses and CGI stereoscopic images from the Vicarious video.


Sounds pretty good to me. The contents of the DVD sound pretty much like I expected.


I’ve been back up in Queensland this week, so things have been a little slow on updates for Fourtheye. Things should return to normal next week. Here’s a couple of items that have come across my desk:

For those that have missed the various comments, there is an interview of Maynard done by Patton Oswalt. Check it out here.

Ryan tells me that he’s selling his Signed Lateralus Vinyl on eBay. Bids started at $0 so it’s quite cheap at the moment. Don’t expect it to remain that way though!!  EDIT: Link has been changed to a relisted auction!

Finally, Blair has posted on Toolband/Army about the recently discovered Salival Vinyl. He assures us it is a bootleg and in now way officially sanctioned by the band. Buyers beware! He also mentions that there are no plans for 10,000 Days vinyl, but if and when he hears there there are, he will post it.

Vicarious DVD Ad

Blair posted on Toolarmy this ad for the upcoming Vicarious DVD. In case you’ve forgotten, it’s out in the 18th of December.  For those that can’t see the picture, here’s a link to it.

Upon examining the picture, it almost looks like there’s some green and red highlighting in it.  Anyone got some 3d glasses handy?

Adam’s Myspace

It looks like Adam has updated some stuff on his Myspace site.  Nothing too exciting, just a couple of pics of his work.  He also apparently had this to say:

Hello Friends
____________________________________ _ _ _
I get lots of messages asking me to please update my page content.
I have been super busy lately – touring, dealing with fires(*future Blog), fighting the good fight and fearing nothing.
But right now – I am finishing our epic Vicarious video here in Santa Monica ca.
(FYI) It should be in the stores on DVD december 18th.
i put a few photos up for now of some older fx artwork in my ‘ART’ folder under Pics.
And i will try to add more sooner than soon.
____________________________________ _ _ _
thanx for all the support
Big love

Thanks to j0hnygu3st on Toolarmy for the tip.

Salival Vinyl

Rare Records in Melboure have a copy of Salival on Vinyl for sale.  According to their website it is:

12 Inch Vinyl
EXTREMELY RARE!!! – Only 350 Made!!! – Double Clear Lime And Grey Marble Vinyl – Picture Sleeve – Comes In Vaccum Sealed Silver Pouch – Sticker On Front

I’ve never heard of Salival being pressed to vinyl at all, so suspect it may be some kind of bootleg.  Anyone else out there seen one of these before?  Anyone have a comment on whether or not this is an official release?

Thanks to Raymond for the tip.

Vicarious Video Details

Since the truth is now out there, I’ll reveal what I know about the Vicarious video.  It’s not much really.  Here’s a copy of the letter I was forwarded over a week ago now, and sworn to secrecy:


It’s with great excitement that we announce Tool’s long-awaited “Vicarious” DVD, featuring the unreleased video “Vicarious” and other content, will be released December 18 2007.

As always with Tool, exact packaging details are hush-hush, but if you look at “10,000 Days” packaging you won’t be too far off.

Due to this special packaging, the DVD package in its entirety will be manufactured here in the U.S. for the World . Parts for local manufacture will not be available. This DVD will be manufactured in NTSC only, which we’re told is now playable on virtually all players worldwide.

Product details are below…
Catalogue#:               82876878169
Format:                   NTSC DVD
Finished good unit cost:      US$2.50 excluding freight
U.S. retail price:           US$12.98

To ensure we have enough stock for your orders we need an estimation of your initial order and 30, 60, 90 day stock needs. We recommend your initial order covers the first 3 months of this release, not only due to strong consumer demand but also lengthy manufacturing times and expected unit cost increases on smaller worldwide reorders.

Please submit your estimates to me by Tuesday October 16. Official orders will be requested through normal production channels at a later date, we just need an accurate estimate right now to get the ball rolling.

Tool continue their massive two year tour with dates in the U.S. and Canada through December. Maynard James Keenan’s alter-ego project, Puscifer, is out October 30. For those wishing to advertise the “Vicarious” DVD prerelease, a gentle reminder that Tool and Puscifer cannot be marketed together. This restriction includes an inability to tag the Tool DVD release on Puscifer advertising – meaning I don’t want to see an ad for a Vicarious Vagina!

Also, in Alex Greys latest newsletter:

Adam Jones, the lead guitar and filmmaker of TOOL has been working with Alex Grey on Vicarious, the first music video from TOOL’s 10,000 Days album. Scheduled for release shortly before Christmas 2007, the video features Jone’s signature surreal and dark dream vision blended with Grey’s glimpses into a brighter world. Stay tuned for release dates and pre-release screenings.

Looking forward to hearing more details about the release.

Vicarous DVD in December

Looks like the rumours were true…

Blair just posted:

My friends, we can no longer hide the terrible truth. The holidays are rapidly approaching, and with them the NEW TOOL DVD/VIDEO for VICARIOUS is scheduled to be released on DECEMBER 18th (or 19th) and will include an EXTENDED CUT, lots of BONUS MATERIAL and, of course, SPECIAL PACKAGING. Here’s a sneak preview of a working still.

The working still shows as that the video is CGI as promised, at least partially.   Who wants to have a guess as to what the bonus material will be.  More Lustmord remixes?  Commentries? Live videos?

And what’s this about an extended cut.  A longer version of the video than the one to be release to MTV?  Or an even longer version of Vicarious?

I’m sure more details will come in the next month.

Jambi Lyrics

Blair has posted the lyrics for Jambi on Toolarmy today.  Non-Toolarmy members will just have to continue humming along until someone posts them online.  Blair also plugs the V is for Vagina CD from Puscifer, which is available for pre-order on the Puscifer site.  It’s not very Tool-ish for those that haven’t heard any yet.  Those wanting something more Toolish will just have to wait until December…

Travis Shinn Photography

Random Girl emailed me today to tell me that Travis Shinn’s website seems to have a few stereoscopic pictures of Tool members that didn’t make the 10,000 Days album cover. It also contains his photos from the Revolver article, as well as shots of other good (and not so good) bands.

For the stereoscopic ones, make sure you visit the Single section.

Danny In Stereo

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