RAINIER FOG marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to being their
first album in five years, it's their first album with 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 ALICE IN CHAINS 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 CHAINS album 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 fi rst 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.
ALICE IN CHAINS (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William
DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) recently added a third
leg to their worldwide headlining tour.
Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS have garnered
multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide
and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the
millions. They remain one of the most successful and infl uential American
rock bands of all time.
1. The One You Know
2. Rainier Fog
3. Red Giant
6. Deaf Ears Blind Eyes
8. So Far Under
9. Never Fade
10. All I am