Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Alice in Chains new album excites fans

90’s Seattle grunge band Alice in Chains is releasing it’s first album since the 2009 album “Black Gives Way to Blue.” The band took the four-year hiatus because guitarist Jerry Cantrell had surgery on his shoulder. Recently the band announced that they will be releasing their all new album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,” May 28.
     Alice in Chains released their first studio album in 1990 called “Facelift” with their original lead singer Layne Staley. This album is most known for their popular songs like “Man in the Box” and “We Die Young.” In 1992 the band released their first EP called “Sap” with songs such as “Brother” and “Got Me Wrong.” The same year AIC released their second studio album “Dirt.” This album is the most popular of all their albums. “Dirt” reached number 6 on the Billboard top 200 with songs popular songs like “Rooster,” “Would?,” and “Down in a Hole.” Two years later in 1994 the band released their second EP “Jar of Flies.” This was the first EP to ever reach number 1 on the Billboard top 200 and is known for slower songs such as “Nutshell” and “Don’t Follow.” The next year Alice in Chains released their final studio album with their lead singer Layne Staley, the self-titled album “Alice in Chains.” This is a darker, more sorrowful album with songs like “Heaven Beside You,” “Over Now,” “Grind,” and “Again.”
     April 5, 2002, Layne Thomas Staley was found dead from an overdose. He was 34. Staley’s death was very hard on the band members, so they went on hiatus until 2009 when they released their first studio album in seven years called “Black Gives Way to Blue.” That album was in commemoration of Layne.
     Now they are back with their brand new album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,” which will be released Tuesday, May 28. Both fans and critics are looking forward to the album’s release. Soon after the release of the album, the band will be going on tour. Although not all of the dates have been released, hardcore AIC fans are patiently awaiting them to be announced. The first single off the album called “Hollow” was released online December 18, 2012 and the second single, “Stone,” was released March 26 of this year. Preorders are available on Alice in Chains’ website and iTunes.

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