Want to travel south this year

Alice in Chains trying not to startle the veloceraptor just out of shot.

Alice in Chains trying not to startle the veloceraptor just out of shot.

Alice in Chains have revealed the name of their new album, the Dawkins-approved, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. It’s out in May, accompanied by an extensive tour of the Bible belt the US before landing in the UK and Donington in June (Donington pioneered the dodgy burger long before our lovely caring $upermarkets stretched their supply chains to breaking point).

‘Hollow’ has already been released as a single and received the full blither, so here’s an oldie with a Tool-esque video, ‘I Stay Away’:

The song appeared on 1994’s Jar of Flies EP; I won a limited edition double album copy of Jar of Flies/Sap on coloured vinyl in a Kerrang! (don’t forget the !) competition, and the prize turned up on my 21st birthday (giving my age away, aw, shucks). Side 4 (the reverse to the shorter Sap) is just the AiC logo etched in the vinyl. Jar of Flies and Dirt are the two contrasting and complementary peaks in AiC’s canon.

Alice in Chains back in the day. No dinosaurs in sight yet.

Alice in Chains back in the day. No dinosaurs in sight yet.

What the heck, here’s ‘Nutshell’. Music doesn’t get much better than this.

Mad Season‘s Above is being re-released shortly; post on that to follow.

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