Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed recording the band’s new album Rainier Fog in a new Revolver interview.
The bulk of the basic tracks for the new record were laid down in the band’s hometown of Seattle at Studio X, formerly known as Bad Animals Studio. (The rest of the LP was completed at producer Nick Raskulinecz’s studio in Nashville, with final sessions taking place at Henson Studios in Hollywood.) This marked the first time Alice in Chains recorded there since cutting their 1995 self-titled album, the third and final LP to be released with Layne Staley. Coincidentally, Rainier Fog is the third album to be recorded with DuVall.
“We didn’t intend this. We realized it after the fact,” says Cantrell. “There was some kind of kismet lined up with that.”
He later said, “Making music is a difficult process,” he says. “But it’s very fulfilling to go through it and come on the other side with a body of work you’re really proud of. To have millions of people on this planet fuckin’ dig your stuff, to be affected by it. I think the older you get, the more precious that is. The more you really fucking appreciate that.”