With two weeks to go before the arrival of the new ALICE IN CHAINS album ‘Rainier Fog‘(BMG), anticipation is ramping up with yesterday’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.
Recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz (his third 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).
ALICE IN CHAINS (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) recently added a third leg to their worldwide headlining tour. Dates are listed below and ticket info can be found here.
‘Rainier Fog‘ follows 2013’s Grammy nominated ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here‘, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums charts and the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Its first two singles, “Stone” and “Hollow“, both shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and ‘Voices’ hit No. 3. All three tracks stayed on the chart for over 20 weeks.
On a different note, GUNS N’ ROSES bassist and New York Times best-selling author Duff McKagan recently wrote an ALICE IN CHAINS bio to accompany the album release. “Rainier Fog is another step further into the brilliance and musicality of what we have now come to expect from AIC,” wrote McKagan. “Sean Kinney’s super-unique drum style tells one epic story, Inez’s brooding bass lines tell yet another, Duvall’s guitar prowess and lead vocals guide and narrate and nurture the triumph and torture of the subject matter, and Cantrell’s jaw-dropping songwriting, vocals, and now-legendary riff-master approach all combine for another simply brilliant effort.”
“This is a band to cherish and be thankful to have as our own,” says McKagan. “Our living and breathing gauge of what is right with rock and fucking roll.”
‘Rainier Fog‘ is released on August 24th via BMG. A pop-up shop displaying limited edition ALICE IN CHAINS merchandise, rare photos, memorabilia, music gear and more will take place at The Crocodile in Seattle on August 23rd and 24th. Click HERE for more info about this.
Stream the new AIC below, also how pumped are you for the new AIC record? We’re sitting on the edges of our seat.