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Alice In Chains Releases Lyric Video For New Track "Hollow"

Alice in Chains has issued the following announcement about releasing a lyric video for the new "Hollow" track featuring fan-submitted images:

"Two weeks ago, we began posting the lyrics from our brand new song, 'Hollow' to @aliceinchains on Instagram, asking you, the fans to create an image inspired by or featuring a word or phrase from the lyrics. Fans from around the world took to Instagram, sharing their photo interpretations of each lyrical phrase. Today, our new song 'Hollow' makes its world premiere on Aliceinchains.com along with a lyric video that includes your Instagram photo submissions."

Check out the song below, and look for a new album from Alice in Chains to be released in Spring, 2013. The band was also recently covered in our Sunday Old School column here.

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1. BrianMN writes:

Alice?
Good song?
No comments?
The world is indeed ending....

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

Did you check out "Black Gives Way to Blue" Brian? If you like this you will love it, we gave it album of the year for a good reason.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

Got that the day it came out. One of the best comeback albums ever I have high expectations for this one.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cozen writes:

^ yes, it is a good song. AIC 2 is super tight live. Unfortunately, I never got to see Staley.

Not trying to gripe, but I wish they'd let Duvall loose a little bit more vocally. I know harmonizing is their thing, but does an entire harmonized track bother anyone else? Hoping Duvall leads a little more on the new album.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianMN writes:

^^^I agree with you 100%.
I really hope they let Duvall shine on the new one. He's got a great voice.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cozen writes:

Some of my favorite parts of BGWTB was Duvall belting it and I only recall a few...and by few I mean ONCE.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cruor writes:

Good song but feels like I've already heard it from BGWTB. Probably will get the new album anyway though but I hope they do something different between albums. Not a perfect example but Dirt and Facelift both might sound like Alice in Chains but their was some sort of variance to where I can say they sound like different albums. Thats all I hope for from Hollow.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cozen writes:

^you could definitely plug it into any track slot on BGWTB and it would flow. I get the feeling that they're trademarking this harmonizing sound (if that makes any since), but I've only heard one new track so I'll reserve judgment.

Worst case scenario, I still like it.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Mr Singh writes:

WTF is this garbage, Layne Staley was alice in chains and the main reason they where a success this is a pathetic attempt to get some cheap sells without working hard

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Cozen writes:

^What's funny is the only punctuation used in that trollery was incorrect. Sorry, I couldn't resist. I won't feed the troll again.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Mr Singh writes:

This is not a troll, it is the truth what i say

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. cruor writes:

^KHHHAAAAAANNNNNN!

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. btbamfav20 writes:

I've noticed this for a long time you guys. What you need to do is revamp the site, give it some juice. Put some more features into it, make our profiles better. This used to be my #1 place for comments, metal news, and just surfing on and finding new bands. Now, things have changed.... Now i go to metalstorm.net where they give u the ability to vote on albums, catalog your collections, review music, add bands, lots of sh**.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. btbamfav20 writes:

2 years ago, metalunderground was responsible for 90% of my metal news. Metalstorm a measly 10%.
Today, I use Metalstorm 80% of the time and MU 20%, and its because of the reasons listed above. and im not the only one who has moved onto other sites. 3 friends i have on facebook i met on here, and they dont come here anymore either....
Redo your layout, add features, its the only way to come back and be relevant again.

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. btbamfav20 writes:

i thought the track was great. not amazing, but great. Other tracks should be better, and singh is obviously having a mild stroke. Can't type right, judges whole albums from one song, wait isnt that every other fool that likes only 1 song on an album then say "I LOVE THAT BAND!! lol

# Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. antisaint writes:

Love this song. I though black gives way to blue was a fantastic album. Loved Jerry's solo stuff but wonders what aic would be like without layne. Layne will always be one of my favorite vocalist but I'm glad Jerry's still is making great music,thank you

# Dec 20, 2012 @ 6:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. spiral_architect writes:

LOVED THIS! ALICE IN CHAINS HAS SUCH A BEAUTIFULLY MOROSE, PATHOLOGICAL AND DISEASED SOUND. BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE WAS A MASTERPIECE. I HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR THE NEW ALBUM.

# Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

Love this tune. Good and "sludgy" AIC.

Mr. Singh juggles hairy meatballs on his chin.

# Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, this is a good song and makes me look forward to a new album.

btbamfav20, fair enough. I haven't checked out MetalStorm in several years. Guess I should. I've got some stuff in the works for a while and need to spend some time to wrap it up. Keep checking back and hopefully you won't be disappointed. Thanks for the feedback.

# Dec 20, 2012 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. silvermountains writes:

song to me sounds just like a single, waiting to release a monstrous album that'll be a classic.

# Dec 20, 2012 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. hellrat writes:

Its fine...a little redundant, but not bad

I do agree Cozen, it would be nice to hear some liberty given to Duvalls vox...wished the same for stu block in iced earth...guess ya cant fvck with the grouchy old farts formulas eh? ;)

Fvck it, its fvckin good enough I guess...just glad the good ship Alice is sailing on in solid style \m/

# Dec 20, 2012 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. BST writes:

Hey they laid down since laynes death and could have quit.
All haters I was a AIC when the first albume came out and I count Black Gives Way as my best in 10 year album. I say carry on. Layne would have wanted it to. Signed: Grouchy Old Fart that still rocks and drinks so pardon the mispelling. :)

# Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ajm writes:

Sounds like any other standard heavy Alice song. Nothing special but not lazy and boring like the new Soundgarden single or less aggressive and super pop sounding like the dumb Pearl Jam song, The Fixer.

I hear a lot less of Will and they sampled Layne for this. I'm sure they did cause you can hear him all over this.

Counting on there being some 2-3 good non-single songs and maybe less pop stuff like Your Decision. But you gotta sell to you're audience which is mostly the mainstream.

# Dec 26, 2012 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. FaceliftFreak writes:

Very cool. sounds good, kind of slow and deep like the "Tripod" album of '95. I'll keep an eye out for it in stores.

# Jan 2, 2013 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

ajm: I do not hear Layne in this, sampled or otherwise.

# Jan 3, 2013 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Cozen writes:

"...or otherwise" BG? We talking some 2PAC $hit here?

I don't hear Layne samples either.

# Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Blindgreed1 writes:

Cozen: You have to admit that it's a bit odd that nobody's ever seen Layne and Mickey Mouse at the same place and time. Just sayin... ;-)

# Jan 4, 2013 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Vizator writes:

Black Gives Way to Blue was their best album since Dirt and a worthy comeback. This song sounds equally great.

# Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. END REV writes:

as huge AIC fan this song is really solid - any one who listens to Cantrells solo stuff will realize that he was foundation of AIC and can get those droney vocals to sound just like Layne - Really looking forward to the new album- check out Jerry Cantrells Degradation Trip album (it explains alot of the new AIC)

# Jan 4, 2013 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. charest writes:

this is a f*** you if you dont like it, end message

# Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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