Alice In Chains - Resurrected
Alice In Chains return with a new album - their first in 14 years and the first since former lead singer Layne Staley's death in 2002.
Alice In Chains’ new single Check My Brain is released on Monday (21st September). It has already rocketed straight to No.1 on the Billboard Rock Chart in the US and precedes their long-awaited new album, Black Gives Way To Blue.
Alice In Chains have just been confirmed to appear on BBC2’s Later… With Jools in November and will also be touring Europe that month. UK dates are as follows:
13th Birmingham O2 Academy
14th Manchester Academy
16th London HMV Forum
17th London HMV Forum
Tickets are available from 9am this Friday (18th September).
These performances will see the band showcase their new album Black Gives Way To Blue in much greater detail than the sneak preview they gave at their London show in August. Black Gives Way To Blue is released on September 28th and is already being hailed as a rock masterpiece.
"This is classic-era Alice In Chains and then some. The mother of all comebacks - you will not be disappointed" – Rock Sound 10/10
"Saturated in emotion. It's in their grinding riffs and dense vocal harmonies, until the title track that ends on a minor note. Beautiful" – Bizarre 5/5
"To paraphrase novelist Dave Eggers, this is a truly stunning (and heartbreaking) work of staggering genius" – Classic Rock 9/10
“Against the odds, the quartet sound reborn, with new co-vocalist William DuVall’s eerie melodies perfectly complimenting Jerry Cantrell’s lead-bottomed riffs. A stunning return.” – Q 4/5
“Welcome back this most visceral, influential and human of bands. Black Gives Way To Blue is a spine-chilling return.” – Kerrang 4/5
"Beautifully introspective... In a league of their own... The imitators have come and some have stayed but there's still no-one that touches Alice In Chains" – Guitarist 4/5
Black Gives Way To Blue is a remarkable record – emotive, beautiful, heavy, dramatic, and complex; it makes clear how timeless, potent and visionary Alice In Chains are. From the opening notes of All Secrets Known, their trademark sound of melodic melancholia wrapped around gravity-laden guitars heralds the return of one of America’s most influential rock bands.
First single Check My Brain roars in with a circular head-crushing riff then blasts through a down-tuned melody before sailing into a sing-along chorus while the likes of Last Of My Kind and A Looking In View revel in the heaviest sounds Alice In Chains have created to date.
Tracks such as Acid Bubble showcase both the lightness of touch and the powerhouse riffs that Jerry Cantrell brings to the table while the hypnotic Your Decision and the beautiful Black Gives Way To Blue itself (featuring Elton John on piano) showcase the more reflective side that Alice In Chains have always had.
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