After five years of waiting, a new Alice in Chains record is on the way and guitarist Jerry Cantrell has dished some details
It has been a while since the last time alternative rock legends Alice in Chains put out a new LP. The last one was 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Now however, the joyous occasion of a new album being on the way is upon us and guitarist Jerry Cantrell has come forward with some details.
In a recent interview with Guitar World, Cantrell sat down to talk about the nature of the new album as well as the feelings going through his head during the creation of it, saying:
“[This is a] record we haven’t done yet, I can tell you that. But it’s also a record that has all the elements of anything you would expect from us. It’s got our fingerprint.
And we’re really proud of the material that we wrote and the performances we captured. There’s some really heavy shit, some really ugly stuff, some real beautiful stuff, some weirdo trippy shit. … It’s good!
I’m still in the last few weeks of anxiety about screwing up this record. The nitpicky and manic part of me keeps saying, ‘We’re not done yet!’ But we’re almost there. The finish line’s in sight.”
On the subject of despite having a 33 year career and only six records out, Cantrell says:
“It’s a lot of work doing a record, and I think it gets harder the older we get. But we just wait until we’re ready and until we have enough material that’s up to the Alice in Chains standard, and then we do what we do. This is just the racket that we make when we get together.”
Alice in Chains is about to embark on a North American tour this summer, the details for which can be found here.
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