Episodic rollout of videos spotlighting each track on the album
Today the band has announced a special Rainier Fog movie project titled ‘Black Antenna’, produced and directed by filmmaker Adam Mason. Inspired by the sound of most recent album, Rainier Fog, Mason has created a stunning 90-minute sci-fi film which will be rolled out in ten episodic segments/videos beginning at the top of the new year, with each episode set to a different song from the album. A ‘Black Antenna’ preview can be seen here.
“I’m a long-time fan of the band,” says Mason. “And this was an opportunity to do something fresh and inspiring from an indie filmmaking side. The sound and vision between album and film are closely intertwined – it was a brilliant synergy that led to a really unique project.”
“We’ve always toyed with the idea of creating videos for every song on one of our albums,” says drummer Sean Kinney. “Not only did we do that for Rainier Fog, it got totally out of hand and we made a whole goddamn movie. Everything that will be seen in the videos will be footage from ‘Black Antenna’ to preface the complete film’s release.”
Rainier Fog marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to being their first album in five years and their first time recording in their hometown of Seattle in more than 20 years. They recorded at Studio X, the same facility where they tracked 1995’s self-titled Alice In Chains album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals).
The band return to Europe in May for a run of major headline dates and festivals including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in June as well as three UK shows, with a date at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on the 24th and Wembley Arena on the 25th. These will be the biggest headline shows the band have played to date in the UK. Full dates can be found below.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2019
23/5 – Braehead Arena, Glasgow
24/5 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
25/5 – Wembley Arena, London
27/5 – 013, Tilburg
28/5 – Olympia, Paris
30/5 – AB, Brussels
31/5 – Rockhal, Luxembourg
1/6 – Halle 622, Zurich
3/6 – Forum Karlin, Prague
4/6 – Stadtpark, Hamburg
6/6 – Northside Festival, Aarhus
7/6 – Rock Am Ring, Nürburg
9/6 – Rock Im Park, Nuremburg
11/6 – Impact Festival, Krakow
13/6 – RockCafe, Tallinn
15/6 – Energia Arena, Oulu
16/6 – Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki
18/6 – A2, St Petersburg
20/6 – Glavclub, Moscow
You can buy Rainier Fog at Amazon.
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Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
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