Grunge veterans Alice In Chains are back with their first album in five years, Rainier Fog which gets released August 24th via BMG. The band have gone back to their roots too, with the new release sounding promisingly similar to the Layne Stanley era of the band. The album’s title also pays tribute to the city of Seattle and what makes it even better is the band recorded this record at Studio X, the same studio they tracked their 1995 self-titled album.
Frontman Willaim Duvall spoke more about the band’s return to Seattle stating:
“Every aspect of writing and recording this song will always be remembered with a lot of joy – from recording the basic tracks and the guitar solo at Studio X in Seattle to doing further overdubs at Nick Raskulinecz’s studio in rural Tennessee. Everyone in the band and our studio team really stepped up and knocked it out of the park on this one. We’re extremely proud of this song and the entire album.”
Can you get more back to your roots than that?
The new single ‘So Far Under‘ will please die-hard Alice In Chains fans with it’s throwback grunge rock sound and emotive influences which DuVall adds:
“It’s about feeling completely up against it – outnumbered, surrounded, facing seemingly unbeatable odds and being really pissed off about it. It was inspired by personal circumstances, as well as events in the wider world. But it’s not as resigned to defeat as it may seem.”
Pre-orders for the album are available now, and if you’re a vinyl nerd like me the limited-edition double 180-gram clear LP with white and black splatter is mint, and available here.
Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog tracklisting
1. The One You Know
2. Rainier Fog
3. Red Giant
6. Deaf Ears Blind Eyes
8. So Far Under
9. Never Fade
10. All I Am