|The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here|
Alice In Chains
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Alice In Chains, released on May 28, 2013. It is Alice in Chains' second album since their 2005 reunion, following the 2009 release Black Gives Way To Blue.
About the album, guitarist Jerry Cantrell said to Revolver magazine: "I don't think you'll be surprised by anything you hear. ... It's us. But it's also really unique. It's got all the elements of any record we've put out, but it's unlike any record we've put out. Basically, it's the next chapter in the Alice in Chains book, and it's going to be a big one." Cantrell also said to Guitar World: "In my opinion, Black Gives Way to Blue stood up to anything else we've put out in our career. Hopefully, the new album will connect with people in the same way."
The cover artwork features the skull of a Triceratops with a second skull image steganographically hidden on a red background. The two skulls, when revealed, combine to form the image of the Devil. "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" album title refers to a belief held by some religious individuals that to confuse the masses of humanity, Satan himself planted dinosaur bones deep into the Earth to dissuade the faithful.
The inner artwork includes images other dinosaur skulls steganographically overlapped in a similar manner to the front cover, including a pachycephalosaur and an ankylosaur.