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Old 06-30-09, 05:01 PM
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New Alice In Chains song / album discussion thread [merged]

You can download it for free from their website:

http://www.aliceinchains.com/

Also on YouTube (for now at least):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w98ht7j4i4Q

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Old 06-30-09, 08:43 PM
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hah man, that song is pretty balls to the wall.
Definitely still has the Alice in Chains sound even without Layne. This is a good start for them, a pretty good song..though kinda long at 7 mins.
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Old 06-30-09, 09:17 PM
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That song's really heavy. Great to hear them back!
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Maybe Jerry could just join in with Brian and Roger. Alice in Queen.
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Thanks for the heads up, yeah I miss Layne but this song is pretty good; if they come local I will probalby check them out.
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Good stuff. Any word on the street date of a new album?
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Good stuff. Any word on the street date of a new album?
Amazon says September 29th. New track sounds very good. Cantrell gets the most amazing guitar tones. Love hearing him play.
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Old 07-03-09, 01:27 PM
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Awesome. Very awesome.
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Consider me impressed. I didn't expect much from this, but it's surprisingly good. I might have to get this new album after all.
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ALICE IN CHAINS: "Black Gives Way To Blue" -9/29/09

Alice In Chains Reunion 'Gives Way' To New Album, Tour

Armed with its first album in nearly 14 years, Alice in Chains singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney tell Billboard.com the band's new album "Black Gives Way To Blue," which is due out September 29 on Virgin/EMI, doesn't stray too far from the Seattle band's influential catalog.

"It's nice to sound like yourself," laughs Kinney. "It's not really that hard, actually. I know people are blown away that we really sound like ourselves, and I understand the apprehension, but it's not really that big a stretch to sound the way that you sound."

Adds Cantrell, "We were just hoping to make the best record we possibly could and we did that. Sean and I talk a lot about when you do a record you've been working on it a long time and you're pretty sick of it by the time somebody else hears it. You're already thinking of the next thing. And we're still listening to this. It's still like really exciting to listen to and that's really good."

The group has booked a brief European run in August with a month-long Stateside tour in September. Cantrell hints more legs are due to follow.

"We're not going to stop touring when the record comes out," Cantrell laughs. "That would be like an old pattern we're trying not to do again."

While the album's lead single hasn't been announced, new track "A Looking in View" is currently streaming on aliceinchains.com. Other new songs include "Your Decision" and "Check My Brain." Kinney says the vibe of the 11-track album, which is its first effort with new singer-guitarist William DuVall, continues in the Alice in Chains tradition of tackling different styles and sounds, from the hard rock nature of "Dirt" to the acoustic-minded "Jar of Flies."

As far as the recording of a new album, the band's first since its 1995 self-titled effort and the 2002 death of original singer Layne Staley due to a heroin/cocaine overdose, nothing was for certain when the band members reunited in 2006.

"It's been a really slow process," Kinney says. "As long as it felt genuine and it came from the right place, and we all were cool with it, then we'd take another little step. Two years ago we really weren't talking about doing a record. We were on tour and we've been playing and jelling together and Will (DuVall) was getting incorporated into how things are going down. But we always had a jam space backstage where riffs and stuff started happening."

Finally, both Alice in Chains members said the spirit of Staley remains with the band. In fact, without going into specifics, there apparently is material on "Black Gives Way To Blue" that deals with their former singer.

"He's always a part of my everyday life," Kinney says. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of him. And there's a lot to address, with all of that stuff coming to the forefront. A lot has happened since 1995, a lot has happened in our lives and we've never talked about it or discussed it publicly. So some of that is what's addressed here. That's the way we operate, it's about what really happened in life. We're not really the fast cars and chicks songs. It's basically what's happened in life, but a lot has happened since the last record. And it's on this record."


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I am loving this song more and more every time I hear it. Can't wait to get my grubby paws on the whole album.
The video for it is up on the website also now. Just be warned it is NSFW.

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Old 07-08-09, 02:52 PM
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Although I haven't heard it yet, I am weary of this. However, I will keep an open mind (I can't stream music in the office) and give it a try.

I don't think they should be called Alice In Chains any more, but that is me. Paul Rogers + Queen works since they are not trying to be Queen in the classic sense.

They should have called the band by another same, it isn't the same without Layne in the band no matter how much Cantrell wants it to be.
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Wary!!! Wary!!!
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Looks like they're touring!

I just saw a date for the Paradise in Boston (600 person club).

A search on Pollstar also shows dates in NY, D.C., Philly, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and S.F.
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Alice In Chains was and will always be my favorite band out of the 90's grunge era with Soundgarden and STP being a tie for a distant second, this is coming from an 80's Hair Metal guy "which i still am by the way", anyway i listened to the YouTube clip and was pretty impressed, to me this sounds like classic AIC, can't wait to hear the rest of the album. R.I.P. Layne...
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Who is the lead singer for the new AIC, and is he any good?

Could they pull this off with someone new?

I'm still afraid to listen after loving Alice for so long.
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Just listen to it, it's still AIC
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Originally Posted by anomynous View Post
Just listen to it, it's still AIC
Not if Layne isn't there.
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd View Post
Not if Layne isn't there.

Everybody knows that, but it's still the same sound. Cantrell did a good portion of the vocals before, and is still doing them now, and DuVall is a worthy replacement for Layne.

Is it the exact same? No, obviously not. But is it still that AIC sound? Yes.
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Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post
Who is the lead singer for the new AIC, and is he any good?

Could they pull this off with someone new?

I'm still afraid to listen after loving Alice for so long.
William Duvall and he's solid. They have been pulling this off now for the last year or two on tours which they paid tribute to Layne. They're still rocking hard and its the same sound.
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Sounds similar...but not the same.
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Their new single "Check My Brain" has hit the airwaves. It's ok, but I much prefer "A Looking In View".
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I heard the entire album and it's pretty good. Nothing really jumped out at me as an amazing single but it's a pretty tight collective effort. I've seen the reformed band twice so far and am looking forward to making it a trifecta.

If anyone cares, I interviewed Jerry and Sean a few weeks ago. My article is here.
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Re: ALICE IN CHAINS: "Black Gives Way To Blue" -9/29/09

We have a leak, ladies and gentlemen
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Re: ALICE IN CHAINS: "Black Gives Way To Blue" -9/29/09

I'm really liking what I've heard so far. Glad Cantrell decided to move forward with this, although I really enjoyed his solo records as well.
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