New Alice in Chains Out Today
Alice In Chains releases its fifth studio album, titled The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, on Tuesday (May 28th). The disc follows up 2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue, which was the group’s first all-new collection of material in 14 years. Although Black Gives Way To Blue was a huge comeback success for the band, guitarist/singer Jerry Cantrell says they wiped the slate clean when it was time to make something new: “You should start from a zero every time, and we started from a zero with this record just like we’ve done with every record we’ve made. You’ve got a blank canvas, and you and your band are in the room and there’s the canvas and there’s no other pictures of the old albums hanging up. You know, those are put away in a closet somewhere, so you’re not thinking about them or drawing from them or trying to repeat them or whatever. It’s impossible to do that. That is what it was, now what do we do?”
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is Alice In Chains’ second album with William DuVall on vocals.
DuVall began touring with the group in 2006, four years after the death of original singer Layne Staley from a drug overdose.