99X introduced the Ark-La-Tex to the new Alice In Chains track 'Hollow' just before the holidays. The song was vintage AIC, with the Drop D tuning, sludgy riffs, and harmonies, and had us chomping at the bit for the new album. At the time, little information was available about the forthcoming album - all we knew was it was due in the Spring, and as of now, still untitled.

Now we know that the album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Death Angel) and will hit stores in April, with the band hitting the festival cicuit (Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion...) to coincide with the release date.

Now the band have released a video for 'Hollow'. The band doesn't appear at all in the video, which is set in a bizarre sci-fi setting, like something you would expect from Tool. According to Noisecreep,

It's a statement about how being plugged in means you are always and instantly connected, but just how authentic the communication is remains the question.

Check out the video below, and we'll keep you posted on album and tour news...

As a little added bonus, here's a fan produced lyric video for 'Hollow'. I've heard a lot of people say they like it better than the 'official' video. What do you think?