Alice in Chains recently broke the good news that their new album is finally complete. The process took a little longer than expected with Jerry Cantrell needing a break for shoulder surgery in the midst of writing and recording the music, but things are now back on track for the rockers and they've got a little Holiday surprise in store for fans.

Fueling fan anticipation to hear their new music, the band has invited everyone to take part in the first listen to a track called ‘Hollow,’ set to make its debut later this month.

Alice in Chains is making the premiere of the new song an interactive affair, encouraging fans to follow them on Instagram, where over the next 10 days they’ll be posting lyrical phrases from the song. Fans are being asked to submit photos they've taken or created inspired by their words.

The project will culminate up on Dec. 18 when fans can visit the Alice in Chains website to hear the song and view the fan submitted photos inspired by the tune's lyrics.

The as-yet-untitled new album from Alice in Chains will mark their first since 2009’s ‘Black Gives Way to Blue,’ and has a tentative release date of early 2013. Alice in Chains have already signed on to appear at Rock in Rio 2013 and Download Festival 2013, marking their first confirmed live shows of the year.