By: Amber Harvey
According to Alice in Chains’ official website, you can now preview all tracks from their upcoming album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, on iTunes.
Set for release on May 28, the LP is a follow-up to the Seattle band’s 2009 Black Gives Way to Blue and their second release to feature vocalist-guitarist William DuVall, former frontman of Comes With the Fall.
Like Black Gives Way to Blue, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, the Grammy Award-winning record maker whose body of work entails production for some of rock and roll’s most notable artists, including the Foo Fighters, Deftones, Stone Sour, Evanescence, Velvet Revolver and Rush.
In a recent interview, Alice in Chains’ singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Rolling Stone’s Steve Baltin that the end-of-May album comes upon “new territory” that is “completely different” from anything that band has ever done.
But have no fear that the band has lost their characteristic sound—Cantrell goes on to say that there’s some “real filth” on The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. And if there’s anything we know of Alice in Chains music, it’s that it is a perfect mix of grinding and gritty.
No matter how distinct this album is from its predecessors, it must be doing something right, seeing as the LP’s first single, “Hollow,” has been lauded by fans and quickly made its way to #10 on the Billboard Rock Airplay charts.
Over the next few months, the group is set for 25 tour dates, including their headlining of Uproar Fest with the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive.
Head over to iTunes to preview Alice in Chains' latest effort, and to pre-order The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here before it drops May 28.
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