ALICE IN CHAINS have announced an August 24th release for the long-awaited ‘Rainier Fog’ (BMG), their first album in five years. Now, you can hear now song “Never Fade” below.
‘Rainier Fog’ marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to being their first album in five years, it’s their first album for BMG and their first time recording in their hometown of Seattle in more than 20 years (worth noting that the album title is a tribute to Seattle). They recorded at Studio X, the same facility where they tracked 1995’s self-titled album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals).
The ‘Rainier Fog’ recording process also saw the band spend time at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles and at the Nashville studio of producer Nick Raskulinecz. ‘Rainier Fog’ is the third straight ALICE IN CHAINSalbum recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).
‘Rainier Fog’ follows 2013’s Grammy nominated ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,’ which entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums charts and the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Its first two singles, ‘Stone’ and ‘Hollow’, both shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and ‘Voices’ hit No. 3. All three tracks stayed on the chart for over 20 weeks.
“Rainier Fog” track listing:
01. The One You Know
02. Rainier Fog
03. Red Giant
06. Deaf Ears Blind Eyes
08. So Far Under
09. Never Fade
10. All I Am