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Jerry Cantrell Discusses Upcoming Alice in Chains Album

Jerry Cantrell Discusses Upcoming Alice in Chains Album -

Seattle grunge-veterans Alice in Chains will release their new album 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' in May. 

The new record, which will be the follow up to 2009's 'Black Gives Way to Blue,' was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz.

Longtime guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Rolling Stone (via Hennemusic):

"We've made a unique record that's completely different from anything we ever did. 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."

"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."

On the initial response from fans to the opening track 'Hollow,' Canrell said:

"The initial response to 'Hollow' has been fucking incredible, totally not what we intended, and that's fucking awesome. We just put that song out there for the fans and then it ended up turning into a number one single, a six-minute sludgy metal tune. That's always fun, to see something like that happen."

'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' is the upcoming fifth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains and is expected to be released in May 2013.


Alice In Chains - 'Hollow


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