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Alice in Chains

Band
1987 / Present
United States United States

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Band Alice in Chains

Overview

History

Alice in Chains is a hard rock band that was formed in 1987 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Drawing equally from the heavy riffing of metal and the gloomy strains of what would become grunge, the band developed a bleak, nihilistic sound that balanced grinding riffs with subtly textured acoustic moments. They were hard enough for metal fans, but their dark subject matter and punk-fueled attack placed them among the front ranks of the Seattle-based grunge bands. This dichotomy helped the group soar to critical acclaim and multi-platinum status with their first albums, 1990's 'Facelift' and 1992's 'Dirt', yet it also divided them. Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Jerry Cantrell always leaned toward the mainstream, while singer-songwriter Layne Staley felt fascinated with the seamy underground lyrically and musically. Such tension drove the band toward stardom in their early years. Following 'Dirt', however, Alice in Chains suffered from near-crippling internal tensions that kept the band off the road for the remainder of the 90s, and personal tragedy soon would strike.

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Members

Jerry Cantrell
Present
Layne Staley
Present
Sean Kinney
Present
Mike Inez
1992 - Present
Mike Starr
1986 - 1991

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Discography

Studio Album

1989
Album has 10 releases
1991
Album has 13 releases
1992
Album has 2 releases
1994
Album has 11 releases
2008
Album has 11 releases
2012
Album has 6 releases
2018
Album has 5 releases

Single

1991
Album has 3 releases
1993
Album has 1 releases
1993
Album has 2 releases
1993
Album has 1 releases
1994
Album has 2 releases
1995
Album has 4 releases
1995
Album has 2 releases
1998
Album has 1 releases
1998
Album has 2 releases
1998
Album has 1 releases
2008
Album has 3 releases
2009
Album has 4 releases
2010
Album has 1 releases
2013
Album has 1 releases
2013
Album has 2 releases
2013
Album has 1 releases
2016
Album has 1 releases
2018
Album has 1 releases

EP

1987
Album has 1 releases
1989
Album has 2 releases
1992
Album has 4 releases
1993
Album has 7 releases