Alice In Chains Take On Religion With New Album “The Devil Put The Dinosaurs Here”


Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney certainly aren’t shy when it comes to expressing their opinions; especially in regards to the inspiration behind the title of their coming new album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here“.

Speaking with Noisecreep, Kinney said of the religious fundamentalists who hold the belief of which the album took its title from:

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

Cantrell also opened up on the current state of religion in general, offering:

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

He continued:

“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 band have a May 28th release date set for the “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here“.