ALICE IN CHAINS ENTER BILLBOARD TOP 200 AT NO. 2.

New ALICE IN CHAINS album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here has entered Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart at No. 2 and iTunes Rock Album Chart at No. 1. The album's explosive chart debut was fueled by lead single "Hollow," which hit No. 1 at rock radio and was followed by the release of a companion video that's racked up more than 1.7 million views to date.

As the song blanketed radio and built online buzz, the band kicked off a headlining tour of the U.S. with a performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and graced the covers of Revolver, Guitar Player, Electronic Musician and Drum! magazines.

In addition, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here has been drawing rave reviews: USA Today gave it three stars and praised it as an album of "undeniable power," Spin called it "an assured, diverse, heated record with galvanized hooks," Pitchfork  said it's "as insistent as [1992's landmark album] Dirt" and the Seattle Times wrote, "Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney continue to defy expectations" and that "Alice In Chains is better than ever." But Consequence Of Sound said it best: "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here revels in being just a record. There's no comeback, lineup reconfiguration, or memorial to be found here, only reminders of why an album from this band will always be welcomed."

As pointed out in last week's Los Angeles Times cover story, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here follows the success of 2009's "comeback record," Black Gives Way To Blue, which entered Billboard's Top 200 at No. 5, spawned two No. 1 hit singles and garnered two Grammy nominations.
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