Let me begin this blog by stating that I love Alice In Chains. A lot. Even with William DuVall, the new singer who sounds a lot like Layne Staley anyhow. However it doesn’t really matter who is lead singer, Jerry Cantrell writes almost all of their stuff and is the backing vocal as well. If you haven’t heard by now, they are getting ready to release a brand new album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” in May. This will be the bands fifth studio album, the second of which has William on lead vocals.
“We made a unique record that’s completely different from anything we ever did,” ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell tells RollingStone.com. “It encapsulates a period of time, like all records do. You see growth and that the band is moving ahead in new territory that we haven’t been to before, but we haven’t lost our identity.”
He added: “There’s some real filth in there. That’s intentional, and that’s also just how we sound together. We’re trying to make a record that we dig and we’re trying to keep the bar high for ourselves and see if we can get past it, and I think that we did again. And of course you want people to dig it too and to respond to it, and to have that start happening is satisfying.”
They released the new single earlier this year, entitled “Hollow” and I can’t get enough of it. Here is the music video:
The band has announced a spring trek that starts on April 25 in Miami Beach and will include headlining slots at the Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and Rock On The Range festivals.
This article was written by MURPHY