New Alice in Chains, Deftones Albums Confirmed by Producer


Story by Anne Erickson

Producer behind Foo Fighters, Evanescence confirm more rock is on the way

Nick Raskulinecz — the powerhouse producing force behind Foo Fighters, Evanescence’s latest album and Alice in Chains’ current release — has confirmed that he’s producing Alice in Chains’ forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled album. The guys are currently doing pre-production for the album, and they hope to have it out sometime in 2012. Raskulinecz went on to divulge that new Deftones tracks may be on the way, to boot.

When asked whether Raskulinecz has any cool projects around the bend, he told Ultimate Guitar, “Yes, I just six months on the new Evanescence record, which turned out amazing. I am currently going into the studio with a new band for Atlantic. And, I have also got Alice In Chains doing preproduction in Los Angeles for the rest of the year and we’ll be gearing up to make a new Alice In Chains record. And after I’ve done the Rush record, hopefully I’ll begin work on another new Deftones record too.”

As for what it’s like to work with Foo Fighters dignitary Dave Grohl, Raskulinecz says the two have similar recording styles. “The thing we have in common is that we’re both energetic and we like to capture that energy on tape,” he said. “We don’t like to think about it too much. There is an energy and a vibe and we like to make performance records.”

He added that working with Evanescence is quite opposite from the Foos. “It’s not like the Evanescence record that I just made where it was very meticulous and where everything had to be perfect,” he said. “It is not like that with Dave at all. You know what he is meticulous about? He is meticulous about making sure he has a great song. He is not meticulous about the recording process. The guitar doesn’t have to be perfectly in tune for him or the drum track doesn’t have to be perfect, but if it’s exciting and energetic, then that’s what he wants.”

In other Deftones news, the band will release a limited edition box vinyl box set of their entire catalog on Tuesday (Oct. 25), and it’s a rare one, with only 1,000 copies pressed. (Photo: Alice in Chains via Facebook.)




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