Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez has confirmed the Seattle band are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2013’s “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.”
"Today I'm leaving this studio and going to another studio, and I'm gonna make a bunch of racket," Inez tells Framus & Warwick. “Yeah, we're hard at work. We're always doing something — I mean, it's just what we do. We just play, and usually everything else will come together.
"We used to worry about the label, or the management,” he continues. “The band has turned into a… It's a business, you know, and there's a lot going on [with the] business. So when we go into these studios, this is kind of like our clubhouse, this is the place that we go, and we try not to make this business. This is fun, and we try to make our work environment fun for each other."
"Being in the studio for twenty hours a day isn't fun, but it's a great job,” adds Inez. “But we try to make that our clubhouse and separate that from the business, kind of. So we're still in that… playing in the sandbox, kind of, for this new record anyways. We're still getting together in the same city, and plugging in in the same room. Today is actually our first day, and I'm already late, 'cause I'm here talking to you [laughs], so it shows you how professional we still are."
“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release in 2013.
The band’s fifth studio album yielded three singles and four videos, including “Hollow”, “Stone”, “Voices” and the title track.
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