They say it’s better to burn out than to fade away, but hard rock legends Alice in Chains don’t seem to be doing either.
On Friday, the band dropped “Never Fade,” the latest song off their upcoming sixth studio effort “Rainier Fog.” The hard-hitting track (above) pairs a deluge of guitar solos with lyrics about an unnamed person who singers Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall vow will never be forgotten.
“Never Fade” is the third single off “Rainier Fog,” the Seattle rockers' first album since 2013’s “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,” and follows previously released tracks “So Far Under” and “The One You Know,” which also came with a music video.
Alice in Chains also announced a string of upcoming U.S. tour dates and appearances to support the new album, including a “Rainier Fog” listening party at Safeco Field before a Seattle Mariners baseball game. Additionally, the band enlisted Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan to pen promotional materials for the album. Here’s part of what the past Stern Show guest and fellow Seattle native wrote:
“‘The One You Know’ will rip your fucking head off, as will ‘So Far Under’ and title track ‘Rainier Fog’, and the searingly apropos ‘Red Giant’ is deadly truth to power. ‘All I Am’ and ‘Fly’ give time for deeper inner-reflection and that classic AIC sound-scaping that we all love. From top to bottom, Rainier Fog is, like all great Alice In Chains albums, ‘all killer and no filler.’”
Alice in Chain’s “Rainier Fog” is available Aug. 24. Listen to “Never Fade” (above) and get tour info here.