As the title suggests, the mighty Alice In Chains are releasing a film project. Big press release with some videos below.
ALICE IN CHAINS
Announce Special Rainier Fog Film Project -
With Episodic Rollout Spotlighting Each Song On The Album
Rainier Fog Grammy Nominated For Best Rock Album
Earlier this year, ALICE IN CHAINS released RAINIER FOG (BMG), their first album in 5 years.
It hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart & has now earned them a much-deserved Grammy nomination for
“Best Rock Album.” It’s the band’s 9th Grammy nod.
Today the band has announced a special RAINIER FOG movie project titled “Black Antenna,” produced and directed by filmmaker Adam Mason. Inspired by the sound of RAINIER FOG, Mason has created a stunning 90-minute sci-fi film which will be rolled out in ten episodic segments/videos beginning at the top of the new year, with each episode set to a different song from the album.
Watch a preview of “Black Antenna” HERE.
“I’m a longtime fan of the band,” says Mason. “And this was an opportunity to do something fresh and inspiring from an indie filmmaking side. The sound and vision between album and film are closely intertwined – it was a brilliant synergy that led to a really unique project.”
“We’ve always toyed with the idea of creating videos for every song on one of our albums,” says drummer Sean Kinney. “Not only did we do that for Rainier Fog, it got totally out of hand and we made a whole goddamn movie. Everything that will be seen in the videos will be footage from ‘Black Antenna’ to preface the complete film’s release.”
Alice In Chains will return to Australia in March as part of the Download Festival!
Rainer Fog is out now
Watch the video for Never Fade
RAINIER FOG marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to it being their first album in five years, it’s their first album for 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 first 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.
ABOUT ALICE IN CHAINS
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 influential American rock bands of all time.
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