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New Alice In Chains Song ‘Hollow’ To Make Online Debut In Two Weeks
ALICE IN CHAINS has issued the following update:
“Every day for the next 10 days, a new lyrical phrase from our brand new song ‘Hollow’ will be posted at @aliceinchains on Instagram. We want you to create an image inspired by or featuring a single word or phrase from those lyrics. Next, share those photos on Instagram or Twitter tagging #HOLLOWAIC. On [December] 18, visit [this location] to see your photos and other fan photos from around the world, then hear and become ‘Hollow’.”
According to The Pulse Of Radio, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has confirmed to Guitar World that the band has finished recording its fifth studio album and second without original vocalist Layne Staley. The new disc will follow up 2009′s “Black Gives Way To Blue”, which ended a 14-year gap between studio efforts for the group and featured singer/guitarist William DuVall. Cantrell said, “In my opinion, that record stood up to anything else we’ve put out in our career and this new one is right up there, as well.”
ALICE IN CHAINS began working on new material in 2011, but the sessions for the album were delayed when Cantrell had to undergo shoulder surgery.
He said that the pressure in following up “Black Gives Way To Blue” was like “having to deal with the sophomore jinx for the second time in our career.”
ALICE IN CHAINS all but faded from the scene after the release of its self-titled third album in 1995. Staley‘s death in 2002 seemed to seal the band’s fate as well.
But Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez regrouped in 2006 with DuVall, first for several tours and then eventually to create new music.
Although no official release date has been confirmed yet for the new album, it is likely that the disc will make its debut in early 2013.
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