Legendary rock band Alice In Chains have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with EMI’s Virgin Records and are gearing up for the release of their first new studio album in more than 10 years. The band and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) began recording last October at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and recently finished mixing at Henson Studios in Hollywood. The highly anticipated album is scheduled for release this September.
Guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez reunited in 2005 at a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Indonesia. They began touring with new guitarist/vocalist William DuVall the following year.
“It’s been a meaningful journey and a hell of a story,’ says Cantrell. ‘We’re very excited to have a home at Virgin/EMI and are looking forward to writing new chapters in the book of Alice.’
“We’re in a good place,” adds Kinney. “We’ve made a record that we’re really proud of, we’ve got a team in place that’s passionate about the music and we’re excited for the fans to hear the new songs.’
Fans can preview the new material when Alice In Chains support Metallica in Marlay Park on August 1.