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« on: June 30, 2009, 12:57:10 PM »
http://www.myspace.com/aliceinchains

New album to be released in September.


I saw Alice in Chains open for Velvet Revolver a few years back and I was pleasantly surprised with the new singer.

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 08:41:08 PM »
I like it. Bit long, but I like it.

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 12:35:26 AM »
luke-o, I agree. It's got a good sound, and vocally it's still AIC. The 7 minute running time is a bit much, though.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 12:39:40 AM »
I can't check it out while at work, have to wait a bit, but does the new singer try to sound like Layne or does he have his own distinct voice that fits in to the AIC mold?

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 12:50:38 AM »
The latter.

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 01:37:13 AM »
Lushus, it depends on what you're listening to from him. I've found that any of the old Layne songs he does he tends to sound like a fan trying to do kareoke of AIC and therefore tries to emulate Layne.. which is forgivable, I guess, since how else would someone sing it? Though, seeing this guy get paid to sing "Angry Chair" , "Hate to Feel" and other songs written by Layne is kind of annoying.

I am still little pissed with these guys for going back on their word about only touring once with the old songs (2006) and then going on to do new things.. To me this is like an INXS thing.. you're not going to get big again so just let it die and move on to something new and different.

Also: here is the new track on youtube

Alice in Chains- A Looking In View * NEW SONG*

"Bored to tears" is one way to put it.. Okay, so I'm a little bitter.. but it does sound pretty cookie cutter, you have to admit.

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 04:03:42 AM »
The new guy isn't winning me over, though Jerry still sounds great.

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009, 04:30:57 AM »
He does. I would've liked if they just continued with the three of them.

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 02:52:22 PM »
He does. I would've liked if they just continued with the three of them.

I don't think Mike Inez (or is it Starr that is touring with them) would be suitable for any backing vocals. The vocals alone make Alice in Chains unique against other 90's era bands.

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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 04:01:43 PM »
Song list for the upcoming album

1. All Secrets Known
2. Check My Brain
3. Last Of My Kind
4. Your Decision
5. A Looking In View
6. When The Sun Rose Again
7. Acid Bubble
8. Lessons Learned
9. Take Her Out
10. Private Hell
11. Black Gives Way To Blue

Alice In Chains-Check My Brain in Marley Park Dublin

Acid Bubble - Alice In Chains - London Scala - 4th August 2009

And finally the video for "Looking In View" which doesn't impress me, but oh well. The song's really warming up to me though.

Alice in Chains - A Looking in View Offical Video

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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2009, 12:01:32 PM »
The song's really warming up to me though.

It thinks you're cooler than it thought at first?

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009, 04:34:08 AM »
Their new video is ok, but the song is pretty good.  I'm glad they didn't change their vocal stylings too much.  Can't wait for the new album.

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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009, 09:46:57 AM »
Alice in Chains died 7 years ago.  This is like Dave calling his band Nirvana.  Horrible.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2009, 01:36:03 AM »
The new vid is actually pretty good. Get a huge 90's grunge vibe from it, which I'm sure is what they wanted. The older dude looks like Handler Hearn from Dollhouse.

Still not sold on the vocalist, though. Could've been fine with just Jerry on vocals. :P

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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 02:36:09 PM »
This CD is pretty good so far.

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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2009, 11:22:47 PM »
Check My Brain is pretty good, I'll give the new album a go.

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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2009, 03:46:17 AM »
I downloaded the album from "one of those sites" last week.  It's pretty damn good, and definitely retains the AiC vocal stylings as well as their sound for the most part.  "A Looking in View" is probably my favorite track.

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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2009, 07:04:33 AM »
I never thought it'd happen but the new guy really is starting to grow on me. I've been listening to the album on YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/user/FaygoVideo#grid/uploads ) and I think it's swayed me into the "gonna purchase" colbum.

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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2009, 05:04:36 AM »
So I bit and bought it off of iTunes. Much better than listening through YouTube. Damn, this really is a good album. I am actually really glad to be proved wrong about this being shit, and I should've known better.. Cantrell can make anything awesome.

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« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2009, 05:05:53 AM »
DLed it while home for lunch...need to burn it to CD when I get home and will check it out!

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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2009, 12:42:48 PM »
I've listened to this several times, and it's honestly one of my favorite albums of the year.  It's lived up to my expectations, and I am very impressed with the new front man.  He can never replace Layne, but he does an excellent job.

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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2009, 01:55:18 PM »
This is going to sound silly, but you can almost imagine Layne's vocals in there if you listen hard enough.  I'll need to give it maybe two more thorough listen throughs to accurately rate it, but I like it a lot so far.  Great stuff...definitely better than that shit Axl Rose gave us last year.

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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2009, 06:49:14 AM »
I know I like an album a lot when it goes on my Shuffle for the gym. This album just got put onto said Shuffle. :P

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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2009, 06:54:23 AM »
It's like this: DuVall is pretty good on the vocals, but he just doesn't have what Layne had.  It's not the same...it's a great album, absolutely it is, but it's definitely not the same.  Musically it is, that's why I said you can almost imagine Layne's vocals in there, but DuVall doesn't quite have the chops.

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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2009, 06:58:02 AM »
It's definitely not the same, I agree there. But it's a great album as a whole if you think of them as a new band. One thing I did after downloading the album was to change the artist name to just "AiC" in my iPod. I don't consider it the same type of Alice in Chains that I'd want to hear mixed in with the older stuff. I'm treating this as a completely different band even if 3/4 of it are the same.

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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2009, 07:03:18 AM »
Yeah, I would probably do the same, that's a good take on it.  It's hard to call yourself the same band when a vocalist as iconic as Layne is no longer a part of the group.

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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2009, 04:56:56 PM »
Fierce!

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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2009, 03:06:20 AM »
Is Czech or Byron behind the Fierce gimmick?

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« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2009, 04:31:48 AM »
Well, Czech's MO is certainly entering a thread pertaining to something he doesn't like long enough to tell us how much he doesn't like said subject.

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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2009, 05:09:42 AM »
Is Czech or Byron behind the Fierce gimmick?
It's definitely Czech.I think it predates Byron.

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« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2009, 11:00:35 AM »
I really like the new album. It's not Layne, obviously, bu the new lead singer sounds a lot like him on a number of the tracks. Overall, a good listen from start to finish.
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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2009, 07:31:34 AM »
Is Czech or Byron behind the Fierce gimmick?

Czech.

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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2009, 08:56:53 AM »
track #8 "Lesson Learned" is the shit, that is all.

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« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2010, 12:28:02 PM »
I am at their show in Toronto right now. Unfortunately we missed MastodonN but we caught the entire Deftones set. They were fucking awesome, on fire like NBA Jam! I'd never seen them live before this. Just waiting for AIC to get on stage now.

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« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2010, 02:41:29 PM »
YOU MISSED MASTODON!?!?!? :(

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« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2010, 03:49:54 PM »
Streetcar was late!

The main event of the show kicked so much ass, though.

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2012, 08:08:37 AM »
New single..

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« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2012, 08:36:07 AM »
New Ghost and new Alice in Chains within a week? Awesome stuff.

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2012, 08:37:56 AM »
incredible thread
met this fat girl (not a huge whale or anything but like 25-26 BMI) at a club in like,,, 2008....shes cool, not my type but giant hooters....we start drinkin gettin real faded, and she takes me out to her car to smoke some dro.....im high as fuck and point blank shes just like "hey man i am down to blow you........" im like whatever and we try but my dick wasnt workin cuz i was so faded and this fuckin weed she had was like....fuck i just couldnt get my head in the game..but im rico suave and i get her digits and she texts me her address the next day and says "come over to get ur cock sucked and blow a load in my perm"

so i roll up and her roommate answers the door, i ask if her roomies around and she says "oh....she DIED TEN YEARS AGO THIS VERY DAY...."

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« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2012, 08:38:28 AM »
literally incredible
met this fat girl (not a huge whale or anything but like 25-26 BMI) at a club in like,,, 2008....shes cool, not my type but giant hooters....we start drinkin gettin real faded, and she takes me out to her car to smoke some dro.....im high as fuck and point blank shes just like "hey man i am down to blow you........" im like whatever and we try but my dick wasnt workin cuz i was so faded and this fuckin weed she had was like....fuck i just couldnt get my head in the game..but im rico suave and i get her digits and she texts me her address the next day and says "come over to get ur cock sucked and blow a load in my perm"

so i roll up and her roommate answers the door, i ask if her roomies around and she says "oh....she DIED TEN YEARS AGO THIS VERY DAY...."

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2012, 11:02:11 AM »
I'm beatin'!

Sounded good to me.  Hope it's even half as enjoyable as Black Gives Way to Blue. 

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2013, 04:40:19 AM »
Official "studio" video for the same song.


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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2013, 07:14:49 AM »
That was fucking incredible. It sounded like vintage AiC. I can't wait for the new album.
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2013, 09:47:04 AM »
AiC never fails to impress. 

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2013, 10:36:25 AM »
That's true. Having listened to all their albums multiple times, I can't find one bad song. Even the great bands will tend to have a subpar song here or there, but I can't find any on their albums. Certainly, they have songs that blow away others, but they are pretty damn consistent with their music.
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2013, 07:18:26 AM »
I have to say, as well, that I love that they have kept up with that mid-90's Grunge style for thier videos. When I try to think of another band who still does that kind of thing, I come up blank..

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2013, 02:05:24 AM »
AiC announed their Spring tour dates this morning and AUGUSTA, GA (15 minutes fom where I live) is on the list for May 1st. I almost busted a nut!

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« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2013, 02:26:24 AM »
I'm sure Toronto will show up on that list eventually.. but I am so tempted to fly to Philadelphia for that show, either way.

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2013, 02:32:12 PM »
"No Excuses" may be...no IS one of the most perfect songs ever crafted and recorded.