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

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of earpeelerMars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907

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