Alice In Chains: New Album

ALICE IN CHAINS SIGN WITH EMI, NEW ALBUM COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Alice In Chains
The legendary grunge band Alice in Chains has 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 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."

Alice In Chains were among the headliners at the recent Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, OH, followed by festival shows with Metallica overseas, including an August 1 date at Marlay Park in Dublin and an August 2 show at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth. Earlier this year, the quartet took a break from recording to perform a string of shows in Australia with Nine Inch Nails.

Over the course of their remarkable career, Alice In Chains has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 17 million albums worldwide and achieved 11 top 10 hit singles. Original lead singer Layne Staley was found dead in his condominium on April 19, 2002. He died of an overdose.

For a reminder of what was lost, dig this::

http://www.aliceinchains.com

[Published on: 6/9/09]

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