Alice in Chains have announced an August 24th release for the long-awaited Rainier Fog, their first album in five years. They’re giving fans another sneak preview of the album with today’s release of the second track “So Far Under”, which we’ve shared below.
About “So Far Under,” Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist William DuVall says:
“It’s about feeling completely up against it – outnumbered, surrounded, facing seemingly unbeatable odds and being really pissed off about it. It was inspired by personal circumstances, as well as events in the wider world. But it’s not as resigned to defeat as it may seem. The lyric is a cold, hard assessment of a difficult situation but the music has a message all its own. There’s still room to flip the script. Every aspect of writing and recording this song will always be remembered with a lot of joy – from recording the basic tracks and the guitar solo at Studio X in Seattle to doing further overdubs at Nick Raskulinecz’s studio in rural Tennessee. Everyone in the band and our studio team really stepped up and knocked it out of the park on this one. We’re extremely proud of this song and the entire album.”
“So Far Under” follows the recent release of “The One You Know” and its Adam Mason-directed (The Devil’s Chair, Blood River, Pig) companion video, which has already amassed over 2.3 million views – click here to watch.
Both “The One You Know” and “So Far Under” are available as instant downloads by clicking here to pre-order Rainier Fog.
The album will be available digitally, as well as on CD and limited-edition double 180-gram clear LP with white and black splatter available only from the band’s online store here.
Rainier Fog marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to being their first album in five years, it’s their first album for BMG and their first time recording in their hometown of Seattle in more than 20 years (worth noting that the album title is a tribute to Seattle). They recorded at Studio X, the same facility where they tracked 1995’s self-titled Alice In Chains album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals). The Rainier Fog recording process also saw the band spend time at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles and at the Nashville studio of producer Nick Raskulinecz. Rainier Fog is the third straight Alice In Chains album recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).
Rainier Fog follows 2013’s Grammy-nominated The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums charts and the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Its first two singles, “Stone” and “Hollow,” both shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and “Voices” hit No. 3. All three tracks stayed on the chart for over 20 weeks.
Alice In Chains (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) recently added a third leg to their worldwide headlining tour. Dates are listed below and ticket info can be found here.
Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.
Don’t miss Alice In Chains live – dates are as follows:
June 28 – Padua, Italy – Sherwood
June 30 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria – Arena Open Air Wien
July 1 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Park
July 3 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s Neue Welt
July 4 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
July 5 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
July 7 -Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival
July 8 – Belford, France – Les Eurockeennes 30
July 10 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo Snai San Siro
July 13 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
July 14 – Lisboa, Portugal – NOS Alive
July 17 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Caesarea
July 18 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Caesarea
Aug 22 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
August 25 – Seattle, Washington – White River Amphitheatre
August 26 – Portland, Oregon – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Aug 28 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amp
Aug 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
Aug 31 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Sept 1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
Sept 3 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
Sept 4 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
Sept 6 – Austin, TX – ACL Live
Sept 7 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Sept 8 – Dallas, TX – Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
Sept 10 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
Sept 11 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
Sept 13 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
Sept 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
September 16 – San Diego – KAABOO
October 14 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
October 16 – Salt Lake City – The Depot
October 18 – Colorado Springs – Pikes Peak Center
October 20 – Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
October 21 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
October 23 – New Orleans – Saenger Theatre
October 24 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
October 26 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 27 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
October 28 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Events Center