Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Contributes To “Setting Sun” From “Dark Nights: Metal” Soundtrack

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell is streaming a new song titled “Setting Sun.” The track was recorded for DC Comics’ “Dark Nights: Metal” soundtrack, which was put together by Tyler Bates and Mike Elizondo. In This Moment’s Maria Brink & Chris Howorth, The Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler, Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor, and Alexis Krauss previously contributed music to the series.

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System Of A Down, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Etc. Set For 2018 Force Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Force Fest. The event will take place on October 6-7 in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and it will include: System Of A Down, Slayer, Alice In Chains, NOFX, Carcass, The Used, Scars On Broadway, Dee Snider, Steel Panther, Sacred Reich, DevilDriver, Dokken, Pop Evil, Comeback Kid, Dark Funeral, Pestilence, Armored Saint, Asesino, Hypno5e, Black Dog Prowl, Akasha, and more.

Hodor From “Game Of Thrones” Talks “World Of Warcraft” With Members Of Korn, Alice In Chains, Etc. In New Video

Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor from “Game Of Thrones,” previously made headlines after jamming with Megadeth backstage at Hellfest Open Air in Clisson, France, and now it appears that wasn’t his only experience with artists at the event. In a new video he can be seen discussing “World Of Warcraft” with members of Korn, Alice In Chains, In This Moment, etc., talking music with Bullet For My Valentine, and more.

Alice In Chains Premiere New Song “So Far Under”, Reveal Details For New Album “Rainier Fog”

Alice In Chains have premiered a new song titled “So Far Under.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rainier Fog,” which will be released on August 24.

William DuVall said the following about “So Far Under“:

“It’s about feeling completely up against it – outnumbered, surrounded, facing seemingly unbeatable odds and being really pissed off about it. It was inspired by personal circumstances, as well as events in the wider world. But it’s not as resigned to defeat as it may seem. The lyric is a cold, hard assessment of a difficult situation but the music has a message all its own.

There’s still room to flip the script. Every aspect of writing and recording this song will always be remembered with a lot of joy – from recording the basic tracks and the guitar solo at Studio X in Seattle to doing further overdubs at Nick Raskulinecz’s studio in rural Tennessee. Everyone in the band and our studio team really stepped up and knocked it out of the park on this one. We’re extremely proud of this song and the entire album.”

“Rainier Fog” Track Listing:

01. “The One You Know”
02. “Rainier Fog”
03. “Red Giant”
04. “Fly”
05. “Drone” (feat. Chris DeGarmo)
06. “Deaf Ears Blind Eyes”
07. “Maybe”
08. “So Far Under”
09. “Never Fade”
10. “All I Am”

Rock & Metal Artists Offer Onstage Tributes To Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH)

As the rock/metal community continues to mourn Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) many artists have offered onstage tributes to the legendary drummer. You can see footage of some of those below:

Megadeth dedicating “My Last Words” to Vinnie Paul at France’s Hellfest:

Avenged Sevenfold dedicating “Hail To The King” to Vinnie Paul at France’s Hellfest (images of Vinnie Paul were projected before they took the stage as well):

Sebastian Bach covering Pantera’s “Cemetery Gates” in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

Bad Wolves covering Pantera’s “Sandblasted Skin” at a recent show:

Alice In Chains dedicating “Nutshell” to Vinnie Paul at France’s Hellfest:

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) and Nick Bowcott (Grim Reaper) covering Pantera’s “Walk” at Sweetwater Gearfest in Fort Wayne, Indiana:

Staind’s Aaron Lewis dedicating “Intro” to Vinnie Paul in Lake Charles, Louisiana:

Volbeat dedicating “Goodbye Forever” to Vinnie Paul at Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting:

Jason Bonham dedicating Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” to Vinnie Paul in New Jersey:

Alice In Chains Announce October U.S. Dates

Alice In Chains have added another leg of dates to their upcoming tour. These ones will take place in October. The band will be touring in support of their new album, details for which have yet to be revealed.

Tour Dates:

10/14 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/18 Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
10/20 Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
10/21 Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
10/23 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
10/24 Birmingham, AL – The BJCC
10/26 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10/27 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/28 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Events Center

Watch Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell In New Short Film “Dad Band”

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell stars in the new Ted Kamp directed short film “Dad Band.” The clip, which also features W. Earl Brown (“Preacher”, “Deadwood‘, etc.), can be seen below: