Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to team up with A Pale Horse Named Death to bring you an exclusive stream of their song “In The Sleeping Death”, which comes from their new album Lay My Soul To Waste! The melodic, haunting grunge/metal track is a fantastic slow burner, one that has stayed with me since I first heard it. The best way I can describe it is that it sounds like Alice In Chains only rawer, more real, and more evil. I’m beyond excited that I get to share this song with all of you readers! Head on below to give the song a listen before the album drops tomorrow.
Singer/guitarist Sal Abruscato (ex-Type O Negative) states, ““In The Sleeping Death” is about an extremely depressed and suicidal individual that is seeking the inner peace of death and wants to leave the living behind.”
Lay My Soul To Waste comes out tomorrow via Steamhammer/SPV Records. Pre-orders are available for LP here and CD here. READ MORE
Just like movie remakes, cover songs can be really tricky. Some are fantastic while some are truly god awful that should have never even considered “paying homage” to the original. But when they nail it, oh boy is it something special. Look at the remakes of John Carpenter’s The Thing or Dawn Of The Dead, films that took elements of the original and created something new and exciting. Films like these got me thinking, “What are some of my favorite cover songs? What are songs that payed homage to a classic while creating something original?” So I put together five cover songs that I feel met these requirements for your enjoyment. Head on below for my 5 Great Cover Songs! READ MORE
Hard rockers Motionless In White have released a lyric video for “America”, which comes off their Infamous album. A full music video will be released next month and was directed by Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. The video can be seen below.
The band has also announced that The Witch Was Right drummer Brandon Richter has joined their ranks. The band is currently on a tour with Asking Alexandria and will also be appearing on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Looks like the Rockstar Uproar Festival is getting a hefty dose of 90′s awesomeness as grunge legends Alice In Chains have been announced as the headlining act for the tour. Their direct support is 90′s rock giant Jane’s Addiction, whose 2011 album The Great Escape Artist is still something I play frequently (seriously, it’s a great album). Also on the main stage will be prog rockers Coheed And Cambria and Circa Survive.
“I think it’s going to be a fun tour and we’re really looking forward to it. It’s only going to happen that one time, that way, and you’re going to be there,” says Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains.
The second stage will see performances from Middle Class Rut, Walking Papers, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, and the local winner of the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands. All tour dates can be seen below. READ MORE
It’s the 20th episode of Aural Pleasures and we’re thrilled to actually have made it this long! Jonny and Bill are joined by Bill’s brother Dan for a roundtable discussion about everything under the sun, including Jurassic Park 3D, Evil Dead, Friday The 13th, and more.
The guys also chat some music, including the soundtracks to Halo 4 and Bioshock: Infinite as well as groups like Deftones and Rob Zombie‘s upcoming album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. They also go over the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and figure out which bands Bill is excited to see! (Hint: it’s not Five Finger Death Punch)
Also, keep your ears peeled back for a guest appearance from one of our favorite bands, Tool! All this and a whole lot more, so give it all a listen below! READ MORE
Grunge legends Alice In Chains have released a lyric video for their new single “Stone”, which comes from the band’s upcoming album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (out May 28th). The video can be seen below.
What gets me about this lyric video is that it’s obvious quite a bit of footage was filmed. Why release a lyric video when with a little bit more work an actual video could’ve been made? Shoot the band performing the song in a decrepit warehouse for a few hours and you’ve got all you need for an actual video, albeit one that isn’t very memorable. Perhaps the band is going to release something that is more on par with the video for “Hollow”? Who knows? READ MORE
Funny Or Die has posted a pretty entertaining “documentary” on the grunge rock band Alice In Chains. Narrated and hosted by Alan Poole McLard, a “Film Studies Professor at a community college” (nope, doesn’t say which one), the documentary follows McLard as he attempts to interview the members of AiC regarding the upcoming release of their latest album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. While the majority of the documentary is McLard chatting with nobodies, some notable musicians do make an appearance, including Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), and more. There’s definitely a chuckle or two to be had in the video below. READ MORE
Grunge rock band Alice In Chains has released a new single from their upcoming album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here entitled “Stone”. If “Hollow” pretty much convinced me that their new album was gonna be great, “Stone” just pushed me over the edge. It’s another amazing entry into the world of AiC and I have a feeling that this album is going to be nothing short of fantastic.
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here comes out May 14th. READ MORE
Grunge rockers Alice In Chains has announced that their fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, will be released on May 14th. It is the follow up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue. Below are some song titles.
In addition to the release date, AiC has begun unveiling the official album artwork through a pretty interesting means. Fans have to tweet at the band in order to peel back a layer of red that is overlaid on the image. Below is a beginning image and one of the current state of the reveal.
Also, and this is pretty awesome, Blabbermouth user TheSorcesressKnight has come up with a rather interesting theory on the full cover reveal, which shows that the dinosaur skull, when mirror-imaged and laid over top of itself, creates the head of the Devil. Thus, “the Devil put dinosaurs here”. READ MORE
Alright, that’s a terribly misleading title but I just had to do it. After all, Alice In Chains becoming a funk band? Kinda ridiculous. But what I am referring to is the new AndyRehfeldt video, where he has taken the classic song “Man In The Box” (which comes from their debut full-length album Facelift) and injected it with all sorts of delicious ’70′s funk goodness! As a long time AiC fan, I had a great time watching and listening to this track.
But enough talking! Put on those sexy bell-bottoms, pop on some roller-skates, puff up that afro, and head on below for some funky delight! READ MORE
Hard rockers Red Line Chemistry have announced that they will be releasing Tug Of War, their fifth release, on Apr. 30th. The 12-track album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Stone Sour, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains).
Drummer Mike Mazzarese reflects, “Nick pushed us to find the best within ourselves, and that was a great thing for us.”
Singer Brett Ditgen adds, “We wrote this record as a democracy. We have a foundation to work through our differences when we are writing and recording. It’s about finding a balance and trying to make it come together in a way that makes all five of us happy with the result. If we can do that, we feel other people will be happy with the result as well.”
You can see the album artwork as well as their music video for “Dumb Luck” below. READ MORE
Grunge rockers Alice In Chains have announced that their new album title will be The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The album is set to be released in May and is the follow up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue. On top of that, the band has released a making-of clip for their latest video “Hollow”, which you can watch below. The video, directed by Roboshobo, shows a man, who lives alone on a space station, slowly lose his mind as time marches on.
Personally, I’m incredibly excited to hear the new album. I’ve been an AiC fan for many, many years and really enjoyed Black Gives Way To Blue. READ MORE
While the media is often focused on the (falsely) negative impacts that rock and metal music cause in society, they are often keen to ignore the massive benefits that these genres can provide. And in a gesture of just how true this statement rings, Alice In Chains just wrapped up their 4th annual Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League charity. The league this year was comprised of AIC members Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez, former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, ex-closer of the World Champion San Francisco Giants Brian Wilson, NFL contributor Elliot Harrison, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Black Label Society guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde, former Queensrÿche songwriter/guitarist Chris DeGarmo and Gun N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.
Each year, the participants donate an item that will be auctioned off via eBay. At the end of the auctions, all proceeds are donated to the league winner’s charity of choice.
This year, Anthrax’s Scott Ian won the league and chose The Painted Turtle as the charity which will be the recipient of the proceeds. The Painted Turtle is a group of camps that host children with serious medical issues, all free of charge. As a result, all proceeds to the charity go directly towards helping the families and children directly.
If you wish to enter a bid on any of the items, head on over here. READ MORE
The Carolina Rebellion music festival will be headlined this year by Alice In Chains on May 4th and Soundgarden on May 5th. Other acts include Deftones, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Volbeat, and many more. The event will take place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
“After wrapping up our last U.S. tour, we were planning on recharging our batteries for awhile, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play with the mighty Soundgarden in what will be one of the only shows we’ll play in the U.S. this year,” says Tim Mcllrath of Rise Against.
Michael Poulsen of Volbeat comments, “In Europe and the U.S., we have enjoyed the experiences that come from being a part of the festival environment, just as the fans do. Looking forward to Carolina Rebellion!”
Tickets are available starting Feb. 8th here. You can see the full schedule below. READ MORE
The line up for the 2013 edition of Rock On The Range has been announced and it’s basically full of bands that I would punch a few puppies to see. Headlining the 3-day event are Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Smashing Pumpkins while amazing bands such as Bush, Stone Sour, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, In Flames, Ghost, Heaven’s Basement, and more are also slated to perform. A nearly complete list of bands performing can be seen below.
The 3-day event begins Friday, Mar. 17th and ends Sunday night, Mar. 19th.
Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell states, “We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!”
Korn’s Jonathan Davis adds, “Head is back!! Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
Gavin Rossdale of Bush comments, “Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands. We look forward to seeing you all out there.” READ MORE
How many of you have thought, “Man, wouldn’t it be just awesome if [insert band name here] toured with [insert band name here]?” I know I’ve done it on more than one occasion. Hell, I do it all the damn time. There are some tour pairings that make so much sense that it simply boggles my mind that the’ve never been done. These are tours that would get fans salivating, drool flowing from the mouth like waterfalls.
So I put together six of my most desired tour pairings, ones where the headliner and co-headliner would not only compliment each other but would take things to an entirely new level. Head on below to see my list! READ MORE
Grunge rockers Alice In Chains have announced a string of US tour dates this Spring that begins on April 25th in Miami Beach, FL and ends on May 25th in Pryor, OK at the Rocklahoma Festival. The band will be touring to promote the release of their new album, which is as-of-yet-untitled and has an undetermined Spring 2013 release date. Fan pre-sale tickets for most dates will go on sale tomorrow while general purchase begins on Friday.
The band recently released “Hollow” (iTunes), their first single from their new album. You can see the official video below. READ MORE
Grunge rockers Alice In Chains have released a sci-fi/horror themed video for “Hollow”, the new single from their as-of-yet-untitled album, which is due out in Spring. The video shows a sole man conducting scientific experiments on a space station over a long time. As the months pass, the man becomes more and more agitated, both mentally and physically. Check it out below.
Alice in Chains landed on my Most Anticipated Albums of 2013. Check it out here. READ MORE
Well, this is it folks, the last day of 2012. It’s been a year just like any others. We’ve had good stuff happen, we’ve had bad stuff happen. But now is the time to look forward and feel excitement. After all, it’s a new year! It’s a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, etc… And what makes things better than some new music, right? So, with that in mind, I’ve come up with 14 albums that I just cannot WAIT to get my grubby little mitts on. Check ‘em out below and make sure to leave your most anticipated albums in the comments! READ MORE
Grunge rock band Alice In Chains have released a video for a new song entitled “Hollow”, which you can watch below. The pictures in the video were cultivated from two weeks of fans submitting pictures via Instagram that they felt represented lyric snippets that the band released each day. The song comes from their as-of-yet-untitled follow up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue. The new album has an unspecified Spring 2013 release date.
“Hollow” will be available for purchase on iTunes on Jan. 8th, 2013.
Listening to the song, it’s everything I could want from Alice In Chains. It has the haunting vocal harmonies that AIC is known for as well as the dissonant yet melodic chord progressions. I was already excited for the new album. Now my excitement has been pushed into overdrive. READ MORE
Alice In Chains are gearing up to release the follow-up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue. Their upcoming album is as-of-yet-untitled and has an unspecified early 2013 release date. To hype up the release, the band is going to be unleashing a new song entitled “Hollow” on Dec. 18th. However, if you want to hear a snippet, you can head to Amazon and click on the little ‘Play’ button next to the song.
I checked it out and it’s everything I could’ve wanted. It sounds like pure Alice In Chains and it has only increased my hopes and dreams for the next album. I can’t wait to hear it! READ MORE
Alice In Chains has posted a message on their Facebook describing the circumstances that will bring about a new song entitled “Hollow”, which comes from their as-of-yet-untitled follow up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue.
They state, “Every day for the next 10 days, a new lyrical phrase from our brand new song “Hollow” will be posted at @aliceinchains on Instagram. We want you to create an image inspired by or featuring a single word or phrase from those lyrics. Next, share those photos on Instagram or Twitter tagging #HOLLOWAIC. On 12/18, visit aliceinchains.com/hollow to see your photos and other fan photos from around the world, then hear and become, “Hollow.””
The first lyric image can be seen below. READ MORE
In a recent interview with Guitar World, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed the follow up album to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue, which has an unspecified 2013 release date. The album marks the second release since the passing of original singer Layne Staley and was recently completed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineer Paul Figueroa.
Cantrell states, “It’s like having to deal with the sophomore jinx for the second time in our career.”
He continues, saying, “In my opinion, [Black Gives Way To Blue] stood up to anything else we’ve put out in our career. And this new one is right up there as well.”
More information will be available in the January issue of Guitar World. Now, tell me, is anyone else as excited for this new album as I am? I seriously cannot wait to hear it! READ MORE
Smile Empty Soul and current tourmates HURT have recorded a cover of the classic Alice In Chains song “No Excuses”, which originally appeared on the Jar Of Flies EP. According to Flint, MI’s Banana 101.5, who premiered the track, the track will be made available for download at some point in the future with the proceeds likely going to a benefit or charity. You can listen to the track here.
Personally, I wasn’t a big fan of the cover. Then again, I’m a big fan of AiC, so it’s pretty hard to please me in that regard. Still, I can tell that they remained true to the source material and the very fact that they covered the song shows that they have a passion and respect for the band. Just not my cup o’ tea. READ MORE