ALBUM REVIEW: Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

They were one of the heavyweights of the 90s metal/grunge scene, successfully blending melodic, down-tuned riffs and harmonies with crunching distortion and classic rock elements. Of course theirs is a tale of tragedy with the drug issues and subsequent death of singer Layne Staley curtailing them for a decade, but it is also one of resurrection, determination and integrity.  Recruiting vocalist William DuVall 12 years … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

LIVE REVIEW: Alice in Chains, Down, Walking Papers @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (25/03/14)

Walking Papers had a high curiosity factor, primarily for their members including Duff McKagan (G N’R) and drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) but with a fine opening set they showed they were the full band deal with singer/guitarist Jeff Angell working the mic stand, doing hat tricks and venturing into the audience for their final slice of dark psych-laden rock. Down have been … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Alice in Chains, Down, Walking Papers @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (25/03/14)

ALBUM REVIEW: Alice in Chains | The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

by Chris Familton Showing both strength of character and musical relevance, Alice In Chains survived the death of their singer, regrouped and recaptured the essence of their sound without it sounding like a retrogressive exercise. Their comeback album Black Gives Way to Blue confirmed that and now The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here finds them sounding even stronger and more self-assured. Alice In Chains’ trademark churn and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Alice in Chains | The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

SONIC KICKS: Suzy Connolly

Suzy Connolly’s highly recommended debut album Night Larks that came out near the start of the year is still one of the best releases of 2012 so we wanted to delve into her musical history to find out what influenced her and which albums were landmarks at various points of her life. The first album I bought… The Police | Regatta De Blanc. I come from … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: Suzy Connolly

REVIEW: ALICE IN CHAINS – Black Gives Way To Blue

1 2 3 4 5 reviewed for FasterLouder Reunions, reunions… They are a dime a dozen these days, ranging from the heavyweights like Pixies, Led Zeppelin, Blur and Pavement to those that don’t garner the same column inches but are just as important like Magazine and Gang Of Four. Alice In Chains are in a slightly different boat in that they lost their singer Layne … Continue reading REVIEW: ALICE IN CHAINS – Black Gives Way To Blue

VIDEO: ALICE IN CHAINS video and album preview…

ALICE IN CHAINS have posted a 5 minute sampler of their new album Black Gives Way To Blue which is out Sept 29 via Velvet Hammer. The trademark AIC sound is still intact with their mystical acoustic songs and grinding psych metal workouts all present and accounted for. more about “Media Page « Official Alice In Chains…“, posted with vodpod Continue reading VIDEO: ALICE IN CHAINS video and album preview…

NEWS: ALICE IN CHAINS – free song from new album!

Alice In Chains  played a stellar show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre before returning to the US to complete their new album Black Gives Way To Blue which will be released in stores and online September 29th. You can get a preview of the album with the track ‘A Looking In View’ available free to download from their new look site for the price of an … Continue reading NEWS: ALICE IN CHAINS – free song from new album!