A.I.C. is about to enter the studio to begin recording for a tentative late 2017 or early 2018 release, of their new material.
Speaking to Good Celebrity on May 1 guitarist Jerry Cantrell stated “We are just gearing up to make a record. We’ll be moving up to Seattle in about a month and record the record over the summer out there in the same studio we recorded our third record in. So it’ll be kind of fun — go home, make a Seattle record. Hometown boys in a hometown studio.”
When asked if they will stay dirty on the next disc, Cantrell said: “Hey, this is what we do. At this age, I can’t really do much else. So we do us, and we’re lucky enough to be able to have the opportunity to still be doing it and making good music and having a good time.”
“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” was the band’s second disc with singer William Duvall, who joined in 2006 following the death of Layne Staley.
DuVall told the Phoenix New Times last year that ALICE IN CHAINS was in a fortunate position to be able to keep touring without any new material. “[We are] lucky enough to have the kind of fans that will show up regardless, and there is obviously never any shortage of songs to play,” he said.