I was privileged to grow up in an area where all types of hard rock and metal were played on a local college radio station. There are a lot of bands that I heard for the first time thanks to this station, Alice In Chains is one of those bands. Before “Man In The Box” was huge on commercial stations, they were playing a bunch of different tracks off of Facelift, including “We Die Young”. That opening riff by Jerry Cantrell captivated me, and I’ve been a fan since. I am one of those rare people that have really enjoyed the two albums that the band has released after Layne Staley passed away, without needing to compare them to Dirt or the aforementioned debut album. I enjoy the band for what it is, and am looking forward to their forthcoming album Rainier Fog.
Here are some highlights from an official press release sent to us about the new single “Never Fade”.
With two weeks to go before the arrival of new ALICE IN CHAINS album RAINIER FOG (BMG), anticipation is ramping up with today’s release of new single “Never Fade”.
“Never Fade” is the third RAINIER FOG song release following “So Far Under” and “The One You Know” and all three tracks are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order the album ahead of its August 24th release date.
In addition, limited edition Alice In Chains merchandise, rare photos, memorabilia, music gear and more will be on display at the Alice In Chains Pop-Up Shop and Retrospective at The Crocodile on August 23rd and 24th (click HERE for more info), to be followed by the band’s August 25th performance at KISW’s “Pain In The Grass” at the White River Amphitheatre.
Recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz (his 3rd consecutive album with the band) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), RAINIER FOG will be available digitally, as well as on CD and limited-edition double 180-gram clear LP with white and black splatter (the latter is available only from the band’s online store HERE).
*Don’t miss Alice In Chains live – dates are as follows:
Aug 22 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
August 25 – Seattle, Washington – White River Amphitheatre
August 26 – Portland, Oregon – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Aug 28 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amp
Aug 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
Aug 31 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Sept 1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
Sept 3 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
Sept 4 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
Sept 6 – Austin, TX – ACL Live
Sept 7 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Sept 8 – Dallas, TX – Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
Sept 10 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
Sept 11 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
Sept 13 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
Sept 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
September 16 – San Diego – KAABOO
October 14 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
October 16 – Salt Lake City – The Depot
October 18 – Colorado Springs – Pikes Peak Center
October 20 – Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
October 21 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
October 23 – New Orleans – Saenger Theatre
October 24 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
October 26 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 27 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
October 28 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Events Center
November 2 – Santiago, Chile – Solid Rock Chile
November 4 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Solid Rock Argentina
November 8 – Curitiba, Brazil – Solid Rock Curitiba
November 10 – São Paulo, Brazil – Solid Rock São Paulo
November 11 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – KM de Vantagens Hall