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Alice in Chains Release First Single From New Album

If you were around in the 90s, you know all about it—the alt sound that took some of its edge from indie and punk, kicked in the distorted guitars, and dragged itself through the muck of apathy and angst to its disillusioned, flannel-wearing listeners. And in that magical time of angst and distortion, Seattle became a home and haven for some of the biggest grunge acts of the time. One of the heavy hitters to pop up out of the Seattle grunge scene in the late 90s was alt-grunge-metal rockers Alice in Chains. Even though Alice in Chains reached great success with 1992’s Dirt, the band became inactive after 1996 and hit the wall with lead vocalist Layne Staley’s death in 2002. The band reunited a few years later with new lead vocalist William DuVall and hit the studio again. Now Alice in Chains plans to release a new album next year. The album is untitled for now, but the band has already premiered its first single, “Hollow,” which harkens back to the band’s classic 90s sound. The video consists of fan-sourced photography pieced together with the song’s lyrics. “Hollow” will be released on January 8th, with the new album to follow.

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