Alice in Chains premiere video for "Hollow"
Fifth album set for spring release
Give Jerry Cantrell and Alice in Chains credit, they refused to let the death of their late, great lead singer Layne Staley define them. With new singer/rhythm guitarist William DuVall stepping in, the 2010 album Black Gives Way to Blue, their first album in 14 years, was a critical and commercial success, the music staying true to Alice in Chains’ core sound – which has always been more metal than the grunge tag they were saddled with – but at the same time sounding fresh and full of passion.
The band has recently completed their fifth as-of-yet-untitled album and second with producer Nick Raskulinecz, and while we’ll have to wait until spring to hear the thing, they’ve just premiered the video for the first single “Hollow”. Directed by Robert “Roboshobo” Schober, the man responsible for memorable videos by Metallica and Mastodon, it’s a great-looking little sci-fi tale. Watch it below.
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