Grunge veterans Alice In Chains have officially set May 14 as the new record release date. Titled "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," the album will mark the fifth release in the group's catalogue, the second one to feature singer Willian DuVall.
In an announcement on the official website, the band has also unveiled the album cover which you can check out below. Some of the new track titles include "Voices," "Stone," and "Hung On A Hook."
Guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently commented that the record "has some real filth," adding that it will be completely different from the previous Alice In Chains releases.
"There's some real filth in there. That's intentional, and that's also just how we sound together. We're trying to make a record that we dig and we're trying to keep the bar high for ourselves and see if we can get past it, and I think that we did again. And of course you want people to dig it too and to respond to it, and to have that start happening is satisfying," the guitarist told the Rolling Stone magazine.
The band has once again put Nick Raskulinecz in charge of the production duties after working with him on 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue." The new record was previously announced with the release of the video for the first single, "Hollow", back in January. While commenting on the initial fans response to the new single, the guitarist couldn't hide his satisfaction, describing the reactions so far as "f--ing incredible."
"The initial response to 'Hollow' has been f--ing incredible, totally not what we intended, and that's f--ing awesome. We just put that song out there for the fans and then it ended up turning into a number one single, a six-minute sludgy metal tune. That's always fun, to see something like that happen."
"The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" tracklisting:
01. Hollow 02. Pretty Done 03. Stone 04. Voices 05. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here 06. Lab Monkey 07. Low Ceiling 08. Breath On A Window 09. Scalpel 10. Phantom Limb 11. Hung On A Hook 12. Choke