Alice In Chains have released not one, but two new videos from their critically acclaimed album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The first, “Voices,” is the companion video to the album’s third and newest single, which is already top 10 at rock radio. The clip, which premieres on Vevo and can be seen at http://smarturl.it/VoicesVid,was shot in the band’s hometown of Seattle and features neon signs with the song’s lyrics placed throughout the city.
“Voices” was filmed with director Roboshobo, who helmed videos for the band’s first two singles, “Hollow” and “Stone,” both of which rocketed to No. 1 on the Active and Mainstream Rock Charts. The “Hollow” and “Stone” companion videos have amassed close to 4 million YouTube views combined.
Also premiering at Vevo today is a video for the album’s epic title track, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.” Now live at http://smarturl.it/DPDHvid, the clip was directed by Travis Hopkins (Tegan & Sara) and paints adisturbing, psychedelic vision of a children’s TV show that proselytises controversial religious propaganda through the medium of an increasingly demonic presenter, an oversized rabbit, a drunken clown, puppets and terrified children. This is a must-see piece of work – amusing, scary and thought-provoking in equal measure.
The song itself takes aim at fundamental belief systems and the inflexibility of conservative doctrines, challenging creationists and reactionaries straight between the eyes with the chorus intoning, “The devil put dinosaurs here / Jesus don’t like a queer / No problem with faith / Just fear”. Featuring one of Alice In Chains’ most haunting melodies and eerie, otherworldly soundscapes, this six-minute-plus song is a truly powerful meditation on the nature of unthinking, right-wing intolerance.
Alice In Chains (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) have been playing both “Voices” and “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” during their headlining sets on this year’s Uproar Festival, which hits the Gorge Amphitheater in Seattle on September 7 and wraps at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA, on September 15. From there they’ll fly to Brazil to play the penultimate slot at Rock In Rio, performing just prior to Metallica. They’ll follow with an international tour that will take them to Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico and the UK (itinerary is available at aliceinchains.com).
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart, No 1. on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart, as well as No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.
Don’t miss your chance to catch Alice In Chains live – tour dates are as follows:
5 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
7 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge Amp
8 – Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater
11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
13 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
14 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
15 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
For more dates, visit www.aliceinchains.com