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New Alice in Chains record

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Depth Perception, May 15, 2008.

  1. Depth Perception

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    Alice In Chains are finally working on music for its first all-new studio effort since 1995's self-titled third album. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell confirmed that he, bassist Mike Inez, drummer Sean Kinney and new singer William DuVall have been writing songs for months, but told The Pulse of Radio they're not rushing to start recording. "We've been working about the last four months, and there's a good bulk of music and a good body of work so far, and we're having fun, and you know, we're taking our time and trying to figure out where William fits in and where we need to step up, and I have all the confidence in the world in the guys," he said. "The most important thing to me is that we're all together and, you know, it's been a tough and painful experience at times, but it's been very rewarding at the same time."


    Alice In Chains have tentative plans to release a new album by the end of this year, although the group has not begun recording or selected a producer.

    Alice In Chains officially regrouped in early 2006 after a 10-year absence with DuVall stepping in for late frontman Layne Staley, who died in 2002.

    The group did its own headlining tour in the summer and fall of 2006, followed by a 2007 co-headlining jaunt with Velvet Revolver.

    Cantrell said he doesn't expect Alice In Chains to play live in 2008 unless a special event comes up or until there is a new album to promote.
     
  2. Heliotropic_Rose

    Heliotropic_Rose in the soil beneath

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    I love AIC but expect this record to suck ass
     
  3. Jester-Race

    Jester-Race Member

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    I expect you to suck ass, and I love AIC.
     
  4. i aint play this

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    hmm I love this band. Hope they don't fuck it up.
     
  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Towards the Great Sky

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    IMO anything with cantrell's vocals will WIN.
     
  6. cheechonaleash

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    The REAL question here is:

    Will AIC cover an Opeth song on the new record?
     
  7. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the album came out sounding great. I thought Jerry's solo albums were pretty damn good. That being said, though, I know how these things tend to go, and I know better than to expect it to kick ass. Time will tell. It's good that they're taking their time with it.
     
  8. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Towards the Great Sky

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    Cantrell's solo albums were very good, im eager for this.
     
  9. FRUGiHOYi

    FRUGiHOYi "Since 1981"

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    They're going to cover Opeth's cover of Would
     
  10. worldwide_suicide

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    flame me, but aic without layne just seems wrong to me

    i know the album will kick ass becase jerry is there, but theres something wrong if i consider layne wont be there.
     
  11. cheechonaleash

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    Awesome, I was hoping they'd cover that particular Opeth track.
     
  12. Don Corleone

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    the new record may not be a classic AIC cd, but it will be good anyways, im sure. cantrell is a very talented player and songwriter.
     
  13. opeth8

    opeth8 My Arms, Your Casket

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    I'm expecting a very different sounding AIC. Their best work was 10+ years ago.
    Still, I'm excited to hear what they produce & to see them live !!
     
  14. batmura

    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    A new AIC album with a different singer = A new Opeth album with a different singer.
     
  15. Rogue Eagle

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    From what I've heard on youtube I think the new vocalist can pull off the softer songs...
    Haven't heard him belting it though.
     
  16. Depth Perception

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    I don't believe so.. considering Cantrell wrote a majority of the material, though Layne to add a certain atmosphere with the tone of his vocals.
    I'm looking forward to this release, but I don't expect it to compare to say, Dirt.
     
  17. Slayer101

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    You know with Layne gone the music won't change, but there will be a missing voice/atmosphere, hopefully DuVall can fill that missing spot, but I don't know. I think they should've changed the name, so as not to fuck up the legacy.
     
  18. HoursOfDebt

    HoursOfDebt Perfect Tantrum...

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    AIC w/o Layne = Not AIC. more like "Alice in chains, in chains"



    however, they will most likely make music i will enjoy.
     
  19. batmura

    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    Would you listen to a Dio record without Dio? AIC without Staley is impossible. Whether Staley wrote the majority of the songs or not is irrelevant. It was his voice that characterised their trademark sound, and without that voice, the sound cannot exist.
     
  20. Carta's

    Carta's Carta's > Sex

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    Queen went on without Freddie Mercury (and their latest albums were shit :erk: ). I predict the same fate for AIC
     

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