Contact Us

Alice in Chains, ‘Hollow’ Video: Grunge Gods Debut Sci-Fi Themed Clip

BWR PR

Alice in Chains are back (again) and this time, with a new video.

The band enjoyed a career resurgence with the comeback album, complete with a new singer and “feel good” story, that was 2009′s Black Gives Way to Blue. But the Seattle grunge legends are not resting on their laurels. They continue to forge ahead. They have debuted the video for ‘Hollow,’ which is the first taste of music from their forthcoming album.

First, the song. It’s vintage AiC, with gloomy guitar tones and sludgy riffs, topped by distinct-as-DNA vocals. We must admit — it’s as though the late vocalist Layne Staley is singing from the grave.

The video, which is gloriously creepy, is all narrative and doesn’t feature the band in any performance footage or capacity. It’s a statement on the digital age and culture, as a dude who works with plants and other life forms and who seems to be sequestered from the rest of the world in some sort of experimental and clinical setting, noshes on a TV “dinner” while parked in front of a screen, communicating with someone he loves.

Things devolve and go down in flames, eventually.

It’s a statement about how being plugged in means you are always and instantly connected, but just how authentic the communication is remains the question.

It’s almost a mini sci-fi film, and looks like something Tool would release!

Watch ‘Hollow’ Video

Alice In Chains’ upcoming album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Death Angel) and will hit stores this coming spring.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Exclusives

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Noisecreep quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!