Alice In Chains Finish Recording New Album

Jerry Cantrell shared a few words regarding the band's new LP.

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Three whole years after the surprisingly strong comeback album "Black Gives Way To Blue", it's about time we get some more information on new material from Alice In Chains. Scarce reports regarding the groups' fifth studio album started coming in earlier this year, with the writing process postponed from 2011 because guitarist Jerry Cantrell underwent shoulder surgery; later, early 2013 was reported as a likely release date for their fifth album, and that seems to be the case now.

Jerry Cantrell shared a few words regarding the band's new LP. With the recording reportedly finished, the guitarist stated that making the follow-up to their first record with singer William Duvall was "like having to deal with the sophomore jinx for the second time in our career." The guitarist added, comparing the new, Nick Raskulinecz - produced effort to "Black Gives Way To Blue": "In my opinion, that record stood up to anything else we've put out in our career. And this new one is right up there as well."

The band are currently set to tour at least a few festival next year, Antiquiet reports.

Stay tuned for more news on Alice In Chains' upcoming fifth record in the near future.

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    Now all we need is a Alice, soundgarden and pearl jam rotating tour!!! We shall call it..... The Alice in Jamgarden tour!!!! can't friggin wait for the album!
    Cannot AiC! Would love to see them tour the UK too!
    Layne chose his path, and I doubt Jerry was okay with that. It's almost impossible to talk sense into someone that is a heroin-addict. Trust me, I'm sure he tried hard to get Layne to clean up a bit.
    That's true. Kinney told in an interview some time ago that Layne would stop being friends with anyone that tried to help him, and that includes Jerry... But the guy is just trolling anyway...
    I feel a "coming into their own" with Duvall on it's way. Black Gives Way was great, but I think this one is going to be even better. Duvall puts on a helluva live show. Great singer.
    awesome! I will always miss Layne but William is a great singer who fits nicely in the picture in my opinion !
    Saw them in Scranton when they released BGWTB. Great show. DuVall does a great job.
    Excellent! Just need some news from TooL to complete the AiC-QotSA-TooL 2013 Triumverate.
    Tool announces they will never release new material: plans to lead fans on for another 7 years.
    It's really weird seeing 3 of the 4 MAJOR grunge bands of the 90s being active again. Awesome, but weird.
    Everyone ignore all of TimLarkin's posts on every article he is always he is a ballbag.
    Everything this band has done since DuVall joining the fold has been nothing but respectful towards Layne and AiC's legacy, and having met Jerry myself, no, he is not an ass.
    WORD! New Soundgarden last month, and now new AiC... Hell let them and PJ go on tour.. I'd be there in a dam heartbeat.
    IF you can get tickets. Its rediculous how hard getting tickets are and how much they are inflated for resale. I was able to see AiC twice so far though and are fantastic
    Awesome! I can't wait, I was a bit wary when they got their new singer, but when they released Black Gives Way To Blue, I was just blown away. If they can make an album just as good, I'll be happy. I hope they can top it, I bet if Layne was still around he'd be proud of what AiC has done.
    Seen all these bands long ago... So happy to see them coming back to kill poptard shit and rap..
    Can't wait I knew When I heard Jerry's solo album Degradation Trip... Songs like Psychotic Break, Bargain Basement Howard Hughes,Solitude,Angel Eyes & Gone are Awesome He could and should make a New Alice Record and Black Gives Way to Blue is a masterpiece Album of the year 2009 from the opening riff All Secrets Known all the way till Black Gives Way to Blue....I'll remember you! This and Black Sabbath 2013 is gonna Rock!!
    looking forward to a new release. their last record was pretty dope as well.
    I'd like to hear Will take the place of lead vocalist more often rather than simply singing high harmonies. He has a badass voice (coming from a big Layne fan), but the production on black gives way to blue just wasn't my taste.
    Couldn't agree more. The only song where Will took the lead was "Last of my Kind", and that song kicks so much ass. I definitely wanna hear more of him on this new album. Jerry's a great singer, but he's not the frontman.
    "Private hell" is one of my favorite songs of all time. Damn rights Black gives way to blue was amazing.