Jerry Cantrell Discusses Upcoming Alice in Chains
Seattle grunge-veterans Alice in Chains will release their new
album 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' in
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
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
"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,'
"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.
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