Alice in Chains Announces New Album, ‘Rainier Fog’


Story by Cat Badra, photo by Pamela Littky

The new album from grunge legends Alice in Chains will arrive in August

Grunge giants Alice in Chains have announced that their new album, “Rainier Fog,” will arrive on Aug. 24. In addition to announcing the new album, Jerry Cantrell and company have also released a new, sneak preview of the album with the album’s second song, “So Far Under.” Listen to the song below.

“So Far Under” joins “The One You Know” as the songs that have thus far been released off “Rainier Fog,” the latter songs raking up more than 2 million YouTube view with its Adam Mason-directed music video. Both songs are currently available as instant downloads for those who pre-order “Rainier Fog.”

“Rainier Fog” will arrive in a variety of formats, including digitally, on CD and as a limited-edition double 180-gram clear LP with white and black splatter. The vinyl version of the record is only available from the band’s online store.

“It’s about feeling completely up against it – outnumbered, surrounded, facing seemingly unbeatable odds and being really pissed off about it,” Alice In Chains singer and guitarist William DuVall said in a statement. “It was inspired by personal circumstances, as well as events in the wider world. But it’s not as resigned to defeat as it may seem. The lyric is a cold, hard assessment of a difficult situation but the music has a message all its own. There’s still room to flip the script.”

He added, “Every aspect of writing and recording this song will always be remembered with a lot of joy – from recording the basic tracks and the guitar solo at Studio X in Seattle to doing further overdubs at Nick Raskulinecz’s studio in rural Tennessee. Everyone in the band and our studio team really stepped up and knocked it out of the park on this one. We’re extremely proud of this song and the entire album.”

Alice In Chains currently features DuVall alongside singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bass player Mike Inez. The band has tour dates booked throughout 2018 in support of “Rainier Fog,” which are posted on the band’s official website.

Cat Badra
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