Toolarmy Exclusive Custom Framed Wall Art Piece

There’s a new Toolarmy exclusive merch item availalbe for purchase for those with deep pockets:

ToolArmy members will be given the first chance to purchase a LIMITED EDITION custom FRAMED TOOL WALL ART PEICE. HAND NUMBERED and SIGNED by ALL FOUR MEMBERS of the band, these pine WOOD frames (measuring 18″ X 24″) come in your choice of a MATTE BLACK FINISH or GLOSS BLACK FINISH. Strictly LIMITED TO ONLY 50 PIECES each, the frames come READY TO HANG, thereby replacing more traditional forms of wall art. $250.00.
To purchase one (or more) now, go to the ToolArmy SHOPPING BAZAAR and CLICK on “TA SPECIALTY.”

Still available at time of writing by the looks of it, so if you want one, you’d better get it soon!

“Lenticular keychains” revealed?

There is a photo, which may or may not appear on Toolarmy (if you know where too look) which may or may not have lenticular keychains in it. I’ll let you guys be the judge:

VIP packages available now!

VIP Packages for the Eugene, Portland and San Francisco Tool shows are now available on Toolarmy for members. They are $500 per person. They’re all still available at time of writing, but if your wallet can handle it don’t waste too much time. The three shows will then go on sale via Toolband tomorrow to non-members, presuming there are some left. VIP tickets for the other two shows go on sale tomorrow via Toolarmy.

Update: It appears San Francisco has now sold out!

Update 2: Packages are now up on Toolband. Only limited quantities for each show so get in fast!

Toolarmy Opiate Presale on now

Toolarmy members wanting to order a copy of the Opiate Reissue can do so now. Four of the five varieties are still available at time of posting, and the cost is $150 each. Going by the photos, the only difference between versions seems to be what I think are the certificates of authenticity, the pose of the “Priest” on one of the cards and the CD colour.

Sales don’t seem to be super fast, and for $150 each I expect there are quite a few hesitating at that price. I don’t think anyone who wants to pick up a copy will miss out.

Here’s pictures of all the varieties:


Tool Opiate 21st Anniversary Reissue: What we know!

Blair posted a few further details shortly about the Tool Opiate reissue, and I thought I’d take the time to summarise what we already know:

  • The Opiate reissue will feature new artwork from Adi Granov, a few other extra items pertaining to the new art design (Adam mentioned stickers and stereoscopic art), and a certificate of authenticity.
  • All of the copies of Opiate will be signed by the current members of Tool.
  • The package will contain an Opiate CD (not vinyl) with no extra musical bonuses
  • There are five different variations, 1000 of each for a total of 5000.
  • Each variation of 1000 contains a special (randomly chosen) “SEAL OF XATANITOS” which entitles the bearer of to a certain prize. This “seal” will be included on the 5 unique certificates of authenticity contained in the prize winning package.
  • Buyers will be limited to 3 per variant, so presumably can buy up to 15 in total.
  • Update: Price is $150 each.
  • It will go on sale to the public on March 26th
  • There will be a Toolarmy presale on March 22nd. All edition will be available, however one 1000 in total will be for sale (200 of each variety). Toolarmy presale is over!
  • Update: Toolarmy Opiates went on sale at around 9am PST. Expect the public items to go on sale at a similar time.

I hope this answers some of your questions. Personally, I don’t think this will sell out super fast, so I don’t think there’s a need to be checking out Toolarmy every 30 seconds to see if it’s up yet. And it will probably be much easier to get a copy in public sale than during the Toolarmy one.

Opiate Toolarmy sale and the Seal of Xatanitos

Badkittygothgirl posted this morning this little snippet she noticed from a Revolver article regarding the Opiate reissue:

The packages will only be available via Tool’s website ( on Mar. 26 with the band setting aside a small number of packages (200 of each variation) for Toolarmy members. Toolarmy members will be able to purchase on Mar. 22 via

Good news for Toolarmy members. Presumably we’ll know the price of these articles quite soon.

For what it’s worth, I personally don’t think it’s worthwhile signing up to Toolarmy just for this sale (in general I’d say it’s not worth becoming a member at all). Given that it’s expected to be somewhat expensive (I’m still predicting $100+ for signed copies) I think there will be enough available during the public sale.

It’s also been revealed that 5 copies will contain the Seal of Xatanitos, some kind of golden ticket that will no doubt make you a better Tool fan.

Salival, Lateralus and 10,000 Days webcasts now available

Parabolateralus posted in the Fourtheye forums this morning links to three Tool webcasts recorded with Tool in the leadup to Salival, Lateralus and 10,000 Days. From memory these were recorded for Toolarmy members, and have since been lost in the ether (except for the 10,000 Days one, which is still there).

Anyway, if you have a spare couple of hours free, and I know you do, then take a listen to these interesting interviews:

Tool August 2011 Newsletter

Ok _________’s, Blair recently put out the August Tool Newsletter.  It’s reasonably short, and only really contains a couple of Tool snippets, the most important probably being:

(in regards to the new Tool album) Just when things were rolling along at the loft with the writing and arranging sessions (and what I’ve heard so far sounds truly great!)


Also, things are looking good for the new Tool website… as soon as the new web-master returns from "Burning Man", which I fucking hope isn’t in ALASKA!..

So good news then.  My mail is that 6 songs are now pretty much ready, though I suspect that we won’t see Tool recording anything in 2011.

June Tool Newsletter

June has come quickly this year, and with it comes the next Tool newsletter. Get your decoder rings and/or Taco Bell discount vouchers out!

Blair fields a few questions I’m sure some of you will find interesting, including an update of sorts on the status of the Tool website:

Q: “Hey Blair, how are you? As you mentioned you keep getting mostly ‘when the f**k is the new album going to be done?!’ kinda’ questions, I thought i’d ask what we might expect from the ‘updating’ of the site? Will we see more Occult & Esoteric themes in the artwork & layout? All in all how’s it coming along? Waiting,.. patiently…”

A: Although I am very reluctant to comment on any progress being made on upgrading or, better yet, developing a brand new website, I am FINALLY fairly confident that the band has found the right person (and artists) for the job. I can’t say exactly when my – I mean the new TOOL site will be launched, but hopefully it will be in the next few months. Again, hopefully…

Great news!

News from the interwebs

There have been a few small things happening on the web that may interest you Fourtheye readers.  Here we go:

  • Maynard gave us a short Puscifer update on the Puscifer website of all places:
    • V is for Vagina
      HAPPY V DAY! 02/14/11:
      Lot’s Brewing behind the curtain. Working on new tunes, new vids, new trinkets, and a new show for the Fall. Updates to follow.

  • All of HuntingtonSt’s Youtube videos have been removed and his account deleted.  Reading between the lines, it appears he decided he could get away with posting copyrighted material, presumably Blood Into Wine or Volto! related.  It’s a shame he decided to do this, as the result is the loss of a large collection of live Tool bootlegs, which wasn’t really the offending material.  Oh well, the nature of the internet means these will be uploaded in due time…
  • There’s a whole bunch of Tool tour photos on Toolarmy.
  • I meant to say in my Tool poster article last night, that word is any leftover signed BDO tour posters will be sold via Toolband or Toolarmy.

That’s all for now.  I might get around to finishing writing my Big Day Out tour wrap up this weekend so stay tuned!

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