Alice In Chains will enter Studio X in Seattle later this month to begin recording the follow-up to its 2013 album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The band will once again work with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who produced both The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here and 2009's Black Gives Way To Blue. The new disc is tentatively due out in early 2018.
The album will mark the band's return to a Seattle recording studio for the first time in decades. Bassist Mike Inez told the "Let There Be Talk" podcast, "The last two were [(recorded) in L.A., and they were cool. I just feel in 2017, it's time for Alice In Chains to go back to Seattle -- drink that water, breathe that air . . . There's just such a history -- every street corner for us is a memory; crazy s**t happened or some beautiful stuff. Seattle's a really special place, especially this time of year. It's the best." Inez added that Alice In Chains does not have a record deal at the moment and will partner with a new label, having completed its two-record contract with Universal Music Group.