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William DuVall’s pre-Alice in Chains band Neon Christ announces ‘1984’ release for Record Store Day

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Amid the big names including Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine on the list of exclusive releases for this year’s Record Store Day, you might have noticed a band named Neon Christ, which, you may not know, featured future Alice in Chains vocalist William DuVall.

Neon Christ’s RSD contribution is 1984, an archival compilation of songs recorded during the Atlanta punk band’s brief run in the ’80s. DuVall, then in his teens, played guitar in the group.

The 1984 vinyl contains 14 tracks, and is accompanied by a 12-page oral history of Neon Christ and a photo book.

Record Store Day will take place over two days this year: June 12 and July 17. The Neon Christ release will be available on the June 12 drop day.

DuVall played in a number of different bands throughout the ’80s and ’90s before joining Alice in Chains in 2006 when the grunge titans reunited following the 2002 death of Layne Staley.

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