Alice In Chains have shared a new studio photo of someone at the mixing board for their new album. It appears likely that it is producer Nick Raskulinecz, but some in Instagram comments speculated that it’s Ken Andrews.
Alice In Chains are planning to finally release their new album this summer.
Jerry Cantrell explains to Guitar World, “It’s not that we were keeping it a secret—we just didn’t want to say a whole lot about it until we had something to say. And we certainly have something to say with this one. It’s a fucking strong record.”
When it comes to describing what fans will hear on the record, Cantrell is considerably cagier later in the article. “It’s a record we haven’t done yet, I can tell you that,” he says. “But it’s also a record that has all the elements of anything you would expect from us. It’s got our fingerprint. And we’re really proud of the material that we wrote and the performances we captured. There’s some really heavy shit, some really ugly stuff, some real beautiful stuff, some weirdo trippy shit… it’s good!”
Cantrell says he expects the album to be out “probably sometime this summer,” at which point Alice in Chains will already be well into a new touring cycle.
y Cantrell discussed his illness briefly giving the band’s new album a setback as well.
From Seattle, the band moved to Nashville to record vocals and lead guitars at Raskulinecz’s home studio—though Cantrell says he had to take an unexpected break from work after “getting sick on a trip to Cabo for Sammy Hagar’s birthday. Then the doctor gave me something that made me sicker. So I was kind of out of it for a couple weeks. But after we got done in Nashville, I set up at my house and had our engineer, Paul Figueroa, come in and record a lot of my vocals and solos here. Then we finished up at Henson [Recording Studios in L.A.]. So that’s four stops for this one record.”