Alice In Chains Discuss Religious Inspiration Behind New Album Title

Alice In Chains

By now, you should know that Alice In Chains have a new album coming out soon.

It’s called The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, a somewhat controversial album title when you realize it was inspired by the religious beliefs of some.

Some religious folk think Satan planted dinosaur bones all over the globe to confuse the dimwitted, who consider science some form of black magic.

“They’re not wrong for believing that dinosaur stuff, but we aren’t wrong for asking them to explain it either,” says drummer Sean Kinney, speaking to Noisecreep.

“Are we supposed to believe that some little mythical dude with cloven hooves cruised around the planet hiding bones that were millions of years old to fool us for some fucking reason? It’s ridiculous.”

The band’s leader, Jerry Cantrell, further discussed religion in general with the site.

“I think there’s overwhelming evidence that things aren’t working right now. We need to start growing up as a people,” he says.

“When you’re teaching people that being gay is a mortal sin, yet a good portion of the people teaching this are fucking kids, there’s a huge problem.

“It’s insane when a religion tells you it’s OK to strap a bomb on yourself to blow someone else up because they believe in something different. If a religion is teaching you that it’s OK to hurt somebody, exclude somebody, dominate somebody — I have a problem with it. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here just speaks to the lamer parts of how those things are taught and the shitty things we do to each other because of our different beliefs.”

The new Alice in Chains record drops May 28.

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