Phantom Limb (Alice in Chains song)

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"Phantom Limb"
Song by Alice in Chains
from the album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
ReleasedMarch 25, 2013 (2013-03-25) (radio)[1]
May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28) (album)[2]
RecordedJuly 2011 – December 2012[3][4]
StudioHenson Recording Studios
Los Angeles, California[3]
GenreHeavy metal,[5][6] doom metal[7]
Length7:07
LabelCapitol[8]
Composer(s)William DuVall, Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez[9]
Lyricist(s)William DuVall[10]
Producer(s)Nick Raskulinecz, Alice in Chains

"Phantom Limb" is a song by the American rock band Alice in Chains and the tenth track on their fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013). The lyrics were written by Alice in Chains' co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist William DuVall,[11] who also played the guitar solo in the song, the first solo he wrote for Alice in Chains.[12] The song premiered on radio via Seattle station KISW on March 25, 2013.[1]

Snippets of "Phantom Limb" were featured on the Alice in Chains mockumentary AIC 23, released on April 3, 2013.[13][14] A music video was released for the song on October 28, 2014 via BitTorrent Bundle.[15]

Origin and recording[edit]

Songwriter and Alice in Chains' co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist William DuVall explained the song to Recoil magazine in April 2014:

Live performances[edit]

Alice in Chains performed "Phantom Limb" for the first time during their concert at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee on May 15, 2013.[17]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Robert Schober, also known as Roboshobo, who also directed the music videos for Alice in Chains' songs "Hollow", "Stone" and "Voices". The video premiered exclusively on BitTorrent Bundle on October 28, 2014, and was available for free streaming and download.[18] The bundle also included the video treatment and the shot list in PDF, as well as access to the band's merch.[15]

The video does not feature the band. It tells the story of two men – one older, one younger – pitted against each other. The younger man forces his way into the house of the older man and begins to assault him. The video ends with a supernatural twist.[15]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oh Hey, It's Another New Alice In Chains Song". Metal Insider. March 26, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here CD". Warner Music. Archived from the original on May 28, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Alice in Chains – Setting the musical bar high and releasing no album before its time". M Music & Musicians Magazine. May 27, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Guitarist Confirms Completion Of New ALICE IN CHAINS Album". Blabbermouth.net. December 7, 2012. Archived from the original on December 8, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "Alice In Chains: The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here". Classic Rock. May 22, 2013. Archived from the original on July 9, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Alice in Chains, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' – Album Review". Loudwire. May 28, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Album Review: ALICE IN CHAINS The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here". Metal Injection. May 28, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "ALICE IN CHAINS' 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' Projected To Sell 60K-65K First Week". Blabbermouth. May 29, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Liner notes, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, 2013.
  10. ^ Burrows, Marc (November 8, 2013). "No Barricades: William DuVall on hardcore, grunge and Alice In Chains". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Alice in Chains Premiere "Phantom Limb" Music Video". Guitar World. October 28, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Alice In Chains: It's Evolution, Baby". Magnet Magazine. May 20, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "Alice In Chains - Twenty-Three (Documentary)". YouTube. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Alice in Chains Team With Funny or Die for Hilarious 'AIC 23' Mockumentary". Loudwire. April 3, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  15. ^ a b c "See Alice in Chains' Dark, Haunting 'Phantom Limb' Video". Rolling Stone. October 28, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  16. ^ "Alice In Chains". Recoil. April 29, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  17. ^ "Alice in Chains Concert Setlist at Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee on May 15, 2013". Setlist.fm. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "Phantom Limb". BitTorrent. October 28, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2018.

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