The resurrection of Alice In Chains in 2009 with Black Gives Way To Blue was a momentous occasion for rockers and metalheads alike. AIC was the band that took the mystery and filth of grunge and mixed it with the dynamics and darkness of metal, creating something that was fascinating yet troubling, sinister yet beautiful. They created songs that withstood the test of time and challenged listeners with each new release.
Now the band is back with The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, their sophomore album with singer William DuVall. Released almost four years after the aforementioned Black Gives Way To Blue, their newest album brings 12 tracks of fresh material that fans have been clamoring for. But does it hold up or are these chains becoming too rusty to move freely? Find out 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
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
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
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
Both Alice In Chains and Muse have been confirmed for Rock In Rio 2013, joining Metallica, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and Iron Maiden. The festival will take place Sept. 13th-15th and continue Sept. 19th-22nd. Alice In Chains will be performing on Sept. 19th, the same day as Metallica. Muse’s date has yet to be confirmed. More information can be found here.
There hasn’t been much news from the Alice In Chains camp. There is strong speculation that there will be a follow up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue in Spring of 2013, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. As we hear more, we’ll be sure to let you know. READ MORE
In a recent interview with RollingStone, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell opened up about the long-awaited new studio album, which is a follow up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue. The new album was delayed when Cantrell underwent shoulder surgery but plans are no back on track.
“It‘s time to get to work and the material is really interesting, the body of work that we’ve done. It’ll be as different as any one of our records is to any other, and it’ll also be just as recognizable. It’s an Alice record, for sure.”
Whereas the last album was a tribute to the late AIC singer Layne Staley, the new album will be the next step forward. Cantrell expands upon this idea, “”Albums, to me, are like snapshots of periods of time, and it’s kind of a mosaic of all the people involved. It’s a process that you go through to make it happen lyrically and musically. It’s always been our style to tell our story.”
Cantrell hopes the album will come out either late this year or early next year.
Alright readers, what do you think? I can’t wait to hear some new AIC material, so I’m beyond excited to see what the new album sounds like. READ MORE
Alice In Chains have released a video for ‘Last Of My Kind’, which comes off their latest album, ‘Black Gives Way To Blue’. The video is a compilation of live recordings from the vast amount of touring the band has done over the past year (and then some). Check out the video below and let us know if you were at one of those shows.