This very special, very limited edition of 75 hand-numbered silkscreen slipcases printed by Kayrock Screenprinting in Brooklyn, New York, is a four color, four-layer on Colorplan 270gsm black paper with a bellyband that’s custom-made to perfectly fit four Tool magazines. Those issues — previously only available via the now sold-out Tool box set, is Revolver’s AUG/SEPT 2019 magazine, but with four alternate covers — one of each band member.
The exterior slipcase is an updated third mesmerizing original piece of artwork from both sold-out slipcase editions by JONDIX. The painter, illustrator and tattooist is known throughout the heavy music community for his work with YOB, Electric Wizard, Grand Magus and more.
The cover photography was done by Travis Shinn, a California-based photographer and videographer who has worked with hundreds of artists. A longtime collaborator with Tool, Shinn also worked on the 10,000 Days LP that won a Grammy Award in 2006 for Best Recording Package.
It’s been 13 years since the last Tool album, 10,000 Days, was released. The world — and the way we interact with each other — has changed immensely since then, and comparatively speaking, the band is entering an almost unrecognizable social and political landscape with their latest record. We spoke with guitarist and visual mastermind Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey, bassist Justin Chancellor and vocalist Maynard James Keenan about what they’ve been up to over the course of the last decade-plus and about the labor-intensive creation of their new LP. “We’re really hard on ourselves, so we don’t pay much attention to people’s expectations,” Carey offers. “I wouldn’t recommend it to the faint of heart — but it works for us.”
Includes a one-year membership to Revolver!