Alice in Chains Reveal New Album Cover and Release Date

Grunge veterans give further details regarding "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" release.

Alice in Chains Reveal New Album Cover and Release Date
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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

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    JonoD
    The album cover reminds me of Mastodon's The Hunter mixed with Soundgarden's King Animal.
    Nero Galon
    It reminds me of the dinosaurs in the Power Rangers Movie haha.
    Schofey
    I never would have made that connection had you not mentioned it, but yes, I totally agree lol.
    jayden453
    From the top I could just see the red and thought of QOTSA's songs for the deaf. I like the subtle watermark reflection.
    -Retro-
    That's what I thought too. For me, it reminds me of King Animal mixed with Songs For The Deaf.
    Jorge93
    just a thought but.. seeing as they say its got some real filth, they should call it "Filth" as in a part 2 to "Dirt" ?
    jrodgers
    Isn't it crazy to think that, considering their legacy, this is only their 5th album? And BGWTB was only their 4th? SAP and Jar of Flies in the 90's were only EP's, but since every track on them were classics its weird to think that the original lineup of AIC only released 3 albums
    N7Crazy
    I love Alice in Chains, and I'm certain it's going to be some kick-ass material that's coming in our way... That said, am I the only one who for some reason thinks of creationists when reading the title?
    Megadeth2011
    I honestly thought it was just a funny title they thought of while joking around one day. But, after seeing this cover... it's really fitting. Pretty badass.
    ihartfood
    I think that's what it's supposed to be. a creationist reference, maybe like a arguement against them or something
    CFHLIFER
    Everything these guys do is amazing. Hollow is the only song I have heard so far but regardless im still picking this up when it comes out. RIP Layne
    acglee
    Never considered that a triceratops skull would look so... Devilish! Suits the album title, but I wish they'd kept the band logo instead of that boring font. Can't wait to hear it and see them at Download!
    Junkhead90
    Apparently, that is not the album cover. Visit AliceinChains.com, the actual artwork is slowly being revealed over time based upon twitter tweets. I don't care how lame that social media site is, but tweet more people, I want to see the "official" artwork already!
    iommi600
    I thought of a version of the Dirt cover, with a dinosaur lying in the mud, the orange background and all. The original cover is pretty sweet too. Can't wait for the album.
    Benjumanji
    Cover seems kind of boring, almost in the "Tripod" vein. No matter, Alice in Chains has never put out bad music.
    FlyingPirahna
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. It's always a tiny bit disappointing for me when albums have boring covers, because I think a good cover really helps you visualize what the band was going for. It's an addition to the music.
    solidrevolver19
    Actually the cover is cool and it has a secret if you put another dinosaur head in the opposite way of that dinosaur skull it creates the devil's head.
    Bigdubb
    I could've made that album cover in Paint. -.- However, I'm more than excited for this record.
    Neolwyn
    I don't care what people say, Alice in Chains will NEVER be the same without Jerry's hair... Please change your name, you are not the same band who made Black Gives Way To Blue! It's disrespectful!