Alice in Chains Finish Recording New Album


Story by Charles Ken

Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell says recording sessions have wrapped for the band’s new album

Great news from the Alice in Chains camp this week: According to guitarist Jerry Cantrell, the legendary grunge band has wrapped up recording sessions for their new album, due out in 2013. The forthcoming release will be the follow-up to Alice in Chains’ 2009 album, “Black Gives Way to Blue.” The process would have been quicker, but recording was put on hold in 2011 due to Cantrell having shoulder surgery.

Cantrell announced the news about Alice in Chains’ new album being in the can during a recent interview with Guitar World. He added that following up “Black Gives Way to Blue” almost feels like a band releasing its second album, not its fifth. “It’s like having to deal with the sophomore jinx for the second time in our career,” he said. This is Alice in Chains’ fifth album, but its second with singer William DuVall, who took the place of late frontman Layne Staley.

The new album features production by Nick Raskulinecz, who produced the band’s last album and has also recorded albums by Evanescence, Foo Fighters and Deftones.

Cantrell says the new album has promise. “In my opinion, that record [“Black Gives Way to Blue”] stood up to anything else we’ve put out in our career,” Cantrell said. “And this new one is right up there as well.”



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