Alice In Chains – Black Antenna – The One
Alice In Chains - Black Antenna
You Know/Rainer Fog (BMG)

Release Date: Out Now

Rock legends Alice In Chains are releasing a 90-minute film, ‘Black Antenna’, split over ten episodes, each one with a unique soundtrack written by the band – nice, eh? The first two episodes are out now starting with ‘The One You Know’ which is a typically and epically brutal track that starts with stabbing, Psycho-esque guitars and a sledgehammer of a rhythm section (and if you don’t think a sledgehammer is hard enough then I should clarify that I’m picturing it being applied to a ribcage). The chorus is soaring, anthemic and almost uplifting but soon gives way to that lurching verse rhythm while the visuals unfold the beginning of a story that is as disturbing as it is compelling.

‘Rainier Fog’ is the second half of this release and picks up the story with a more straight forward rock track that you might expect from Foo Fighters but that doesn’t diminish the power or the impact. The narrative will hook in anyone with an interest in sci-fi or conspiracy theories (which includes me) and the music works perfectly – the subtitles turn this in to a 21st century version of a silent movie but that’s a genre that was long overdue a comeback anyway so who needs talkies?

Live Dates:

10th April – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
12th April – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, Calgary
13th April – Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton
15th April – TCU Place, Saskatoon
17th April – Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg
19th April – The Armory, Minneapolis
20th April – Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee
21st April – Peoria Civic Center, Peoria
23rd April – Budweiser Gardens, London
24th April – First Ontario Concert Hall, Hamilton
25th April – Casino Rama, Orillia
27th April – Mtelus, Montreal
28th April – Le Capitole, Quebec
20th May – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
21st May – The Telegraph Building, Belfast
23rd May – Braehead Arena, Glasgow w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
24th May – Arena, Birmingham w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
25th May – The SSE Arena, London w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
27th May – 013 Poppodium, Tilburg w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
28th May – L’Olympia Bruno Coguatrix, Paris w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
30th May – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
31st May – Rockhal, Esch-sur-alzette w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
1st June – Halle 622, Zurich w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
3rd June – Forum Karlin, Prague w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
4th June – Stadtpark-Open-Air-Buhne, Hamburg
6th June – North Side Festival, Aarhus
7th June – Rock am Ring, Nurburg
9th June – Rock im Park, Nord
11th June – Impact Festival, Krakow

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