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Alice In Chains has set a May 2013 release date for its new album, which is officially titled The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The group's fifth studio effort is its second with William DuVall on vocals and follows up 2009's Black Gives Way To Blue, the group's first all-new collection of material in 14 years and first since the 2002 death of original singer Layne Staley. The band hinted at the title on Wednesday (February 13th) when it posted it online as an anagram for fans to decode.
Alice In Chains released a first single called "Hollow" earlier this year from the new disc, along with an accompanying video.
Guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Revolver about the new album, "I don't think you'll be surprised by anything you hear. It's us. But it's also really unique. It's got all the elements of any record we've put out, but it's unlike any record we've put out."
Alice In Chains began working on new material in 2011, but the sessions for the album were delayed when Cantrell had to undergo shoulder surgery.
The band has announced a spring trek that starts on April 25th in Miami Beach and will include headlining slots at the Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and Rock On The Range festivals.