ALICE IN CHAINS Release Two New Music Videos

Alice in Chains have released not one but TWO new music videos for your viewing pleasure! The videos are for the tracks “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” and “Voices”, both off of their most recent effort The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. You can check out both of them after the jump.

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ALICE IN CHAINS Release New Lyric Video

Alice in Chains have released a new lyric video for their track “Voices”, which comes from the band’s new record The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The video cycles through images of faceless figures while the song’s lyrics appear on screen. It’s a little underwhelming but aren’t most lyric videos? You can view the video below if you desire.

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There Must Be Blood: Long Lost BL’AST! Album To Be Released!

BL’AST! are a legend in the hardcore community and they remain as a mainstay of hardcore music even today. BL’AST! called it quits after the release of their 1989 album Take The Manic Ride and nothing new was heard from the band after that. Until now, that is.

Earlier this year, BL’AST! guitarist Mike Neider contacted Southern Lord Records/SUNN O))) member Greg Anderson and notified him that Mike had discovered some never-before-heard BL’AST! master tapes in a locker. Greg handed the material off to master producer and BL’AST! maniac fan Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) to do his magic.       Continue reading

Review: ALICE IN CHAINS-“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”

By Lane Oliver

When Alice in Chains announced they were working on new material back around 2008 with new vocalist William DuVall, a lot of people were skeptical including me. I pondered how will Alice in Chains sound after over a decade between albums and with someone other than the late great Layne Staley on vocals. 2009’s Black Gives Way to Blue shattered all denial for me and confirmed that after all of these years the band still had it. I can’t necessarily compare DuVall era Alice to Staley era Alice since they are both their own respective entities. Black Gives Way to Blue showed us a band that did not want to reunite just revel in their former glory; it showed us a hard working band who is interested in moving forward. Four years later Alice in Chains give us The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here; the fifth full length album from the band. This highly anticipated record had a lot riding on it since it being the follow up to a pretty solid comeback album. So is The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here a big step forward or two steps back?

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Cold, Dry, Stone: ALICE IN CHAINS Release New Lyric Video

Fucking incredible. That’s what I thought about Alice In Chains‘ first single off of their new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. When “Hollow” was released, I was taken aback, for I had not even dabbled in the band’s previous album Black Gives Way To Blue. I fell in love with “Hollow” and now I have fallen for another new song called “Stone.”     Continue reading

The Devil Put This Album Title Here: ALICE IN CHAINS Reveal Upcoming Album Title

Alice in Chains have revealed the title for their highly anticipated new album, which will be released sometime in May.  The band have assigned the title The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here to the new effort. It’s obviously supposed to be humorous and I am cool with that. It’s still a little surprising coming from then. Then again, they did have a record simply titled Dirt. I honestly have heard far worse titles from death metal bands. Silly album titles aside I am really looking forward to new music from them. Check out the video for their track “Hollow” below.

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Don’t Be Weird, Watch This New ALICE IN CHAINS Video

Remember that cool fan-made music video for Alice In Chains‘ “Hollow?” You should because it was great. Not only was it a really awesome video, the song is incredibly infectious. I cannot get it out of my head. Ever. Well, luckily for me and everyone else, the track has finally been released digitally and you can download it here. Not only that, Alice In Chains have also released an official music video for “Hollow!”     Continue reading

Hollow As A Mountain: ALICE IN CHAINS Release New Lyric Video

Well, well, well. This is pretty great. I have expressed my undying love for Layne Staley-era Alice In Chains before but I don’t think I ever expressed me feelings about the last record, and William DuVall’s vocal debut, Black Gives Way To Blue. When it was first released, I didn’t listen to it. I couldn’t. Layne Staley was one of the greatest vocalists of all time and seeing Alice In Chains push on just didn’t settle right with me. I finally did listen to Black Gives Way To Blue and it’s not bad. Not bad at all, actually. William DuVall has an amazing voice and he is clearly influenced by Layne’s vocal styling.

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If any of you listened to rock radio in the early 2000s then you probably (at some point) heard Smile Empty Soul‘s hit single “Bottom Of A Bottle.” Smile Empty Soul is a band that I thought long gone. I haven’t heard anything about the band since, like, 2004. Well, apparently they are still going strong and they released a new album back in May on eOne Music. That’s not the point of this post, however because I care nothing about this band. The point of this post is that Smile Empty Soul along with HURT have recorded a cover of the Alice In Chains classic “No Excuses.” Continue reading

OCTOBER STAFF PICKS: Lane’s Three Albums To Kill Yr Idols To

These are three album that I have been listening to a lot lately and I hope you thoroughly hate them. Wink Wink.

Sonic Youth-Confusion is Sex [Plus Kill Yr Idols]

Ah, Sonic Youth’s first full length record Confusion is Sex (more so the 1995 re-release with Kill Yr Idols) will always be one of my favorites of theirs. The entire album is is dissonant, nearly inharmonious sounding (due to the usage of prepared guitars with screwdrivers) and overall unnerving to listen to at times. It is one of the most important album in the No Wave and noise rock scene and still sounds fresh today in my opinion. We need more unique sounding bands like Sonic Youth today and I really wish they would release something new. But until then, if it ever happens, I will be listening to them extensively. Especially this record.

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Got It Covered…

The first in this edition of Got It Covered… we have a doozy from psychopathic grinders Ed Gein. This track is a cover of the classic Nirvana song which is one of my personal favorites. Ed Gein, of course, put their own spin on this track but it still maintains that Nirvana edge to it. Pretty great. One of my favorite covers.

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Bring Me The Horizon Kill Slipknot (song)

Okay, not literally, but emotionally, they killed the song “Eyeless” off of Slipknot’s debut album, Slipknot. Now, seeing as I utterly despise BMTH, it is not hard to believe that I am just now hearing this track off of BMTH’s (also) debut album Count Your Blessings. I can’t say I am really surprised by the fact that they covered (or should I say butchered) a Slipknot song, but it brings to mind the question of “Why?” With so many scene bands out there putting out horrible music, couldn’t Good Ole’ Olli pick a song that better suit the band instead of one that came of of, at least to me, an album that served as the gateway to Nu-Metal. I remember listening to Slipknot in Spanish class every day for a year. I loved that album. To this day, it is my favorite Slip’ album (although I stopped listening half-way through Vol. 3). So again I ask, why are these new, trendy, skinny jeans wearing bands ATTEMPTING to cover songs from the good old days? Suicide Silence’s “Engine No. 9”? Okay, that sucked, but I dealt with it. When they covered “Them Bones,” that was the final straw. I have never been a big fan of Suicide Silence either, so it wasn’t hard to be turned off by these abominations. Now BMTH kills a Slipknot song and I know this won’t be the end of it. Have you heard any more scene bands covering classic or at least decent songs from back in the dizay? e-mail me and let me know. Here is BMTH’s cover of “Eyeless” via Youtube.

No scene kids were hurt in the typing of this post.