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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Don’t You Dare Smile: SMILE EMPTY SOUL Cover ALICE IN CHAINS

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