Oh it’s been away for a while, but Sonisphere Festival has returned to the UK and is less than one whole week away. We cannot wait. We are excited. There are loads of our favourite bands playing at the magnificent Knebworth Park, which is why in time-honoured tradition, we’ve gone and made ourselves a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of the bands we really want to see next weekend to get us well and truly in the mood for Sonisphere’s comeback weekend.
Alice In Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who then recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley. Starr was replaced by Mike Inez in 1993. William DuVall joined the band in 2006 as co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, replacing Staley, who died in 2002. The band took its name from Staley's previous group, the glam metal band Alice N' Chains. Read more on Last.fm
Alice In Chains on Thrash Hits
May 27th, 2013
Alice In Chains
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
27 May 2013
by Raziq Rauf
I’ve spent a few days listening to The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here on and off and find myself struggling to say anything about if of any real worth other than, “It’s just not as good as Black Gives Way To Blue.” I mean… what more, as the reader and potential purchaser of the album, do you really need?
November 6th, 2012
This week, Raz and Hugh discuss their respective recent festival activites at Iceland Airwaves and Damnation Festival in Leeds, break down the latest clutch of bands announced for Download Festival 2012 (except A Day To Remember, who got announced on Scuzz just after the first run of new band announcements), and look back on the life of Mitch Lucker from Suicide Silence following his death last week.
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November 6th, 2012
Last night on BBC Radio 1 and Scuzz TV, Download Festival announced another seven bands for their 2013 line-up – Queens of the Stone Age, HIM, 30 Seconds To Mars, Mötorhead, The Gaslight Anthem, A Day To Remember, and Alice In Chains.
April 5th, 2012
Ten years ago today, it is generally believed that Layne Staley, frontman with Alice In Chains, died as a result of injecting himself with a mixture of heroin and cocaine. He was juts 34 years old when he died. While Alice In Chains would later reform almost a decade later, it is their early albums with Staley on vocals that placed the band into the hearts of fans around the world. And it’s with one of Staley’s last ever recordings with the band that we’re choosing to remember him by on this, the anniversary of his death.
August 6th, 2010
It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Sonisphere! All of our Sonisphere Festival 2010 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need need. That means individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and salacious gossip we overhear, and every lewd photo of fit girls frolicking about at Knebworth we can rustle up will be here.
August 4th, 2010
We just had some almighty thunder, lightning and all things frightening across London. The thunder was so violent that the roof actually moved. In a vague attempt to remain slightly topical, here’s a crappy list of songs that are related to sad, stormy weather.
August 3rd, 2010
AIC’s moody hard grunge is filthier than even the most sordid third day punter. The note-perfect vocals and brooding guitars have an almost hypnotic effect on a raptly attentive crowd. Even Iron Maiden will struggle to match this class.
April 7th, 2010
Sonisphere Festival has just announced another 12 bands for Knebworth – and we’ve got to admit, we’re just a little underwhelmed. First off, Pendulum are the “Special Guests” (i.e., they’re headlining the smaller of the two stages) on Friday 30 July. Which is Iron Maiden day. Hmmmmm.
November 18th, 2009
All I’d been thinking about since Bonfire Night was seeing Alice In Chains live in London. They’re the grunge band for metallers. They’re the band with some of the most tortured lyrics in the history of rock n’ roll. Even without Layne Staley’s genius, they are Alice In Chains. This is one of my favourite bands of all time. I could not wait.