Mar 14, 2022
Tool recently announced the long-awaited vinyl version of "Fear
Inoculum" with a 5-LP Deluxe Boxset. Mackie Osborne oversees the
product layout, manufacturing plans and ensures the final product
meets the high expectations of the band and their fanbase. Today
Mackie takes us through a brief history of this ambitious
- How long has this design been done?
- The impact of Covid on the vinyl package
- Problems in the manufacturing process
- Depth of the etchings
- Who pressed the vinyl?
- The quality of vinyl in the package
- How did the concept for this package come together?
- Packaging ideas that were considered but not used
- Describing the vinyl package
- Quality reviews of the artwork
- Are they numbered?
- Taking the concept to manufacturing
- Managing leaks and secrecy around the project
- Are there varied versions of the vinyl
- Is there going to be a different version on vinyl?
- 10,000 Days and Salival on vinyl someday?
- Similarities between Salival and Lateralus
- Artists on the Fear Inoculum vinyl boxset
- Meaning of the new artwork
- Finding new art after the album was complete
- What else is inside the package?
- Are there any Easter Eggs in this package?
- Weight and shipping concerns
- Announcements of Fear Inoculum and Opiate2
- Opiate2 packaging and manufacturing
- Any thoughts on why Tool keeps revisiting Opiate?
- What’s up with Melvins?
- Melvins and the merchbooth
- Wrapping up the interview
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