Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Alice In Chains: Jerry Cantrell 2002 solo album to see vinyl debut

Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release the vinyl debut of his 2002 solo project, “Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2”, on February 8.

The rocker’s second studio set presents his original, double-album vision of the “Degradation Trip” record, of which a condensed version was originally issued six months earlier.

Co-produced by Cantrell and Jeff Tomei, the guitarist recorded the project during an extended, years-long hiatus by the Seattle band as lead singer Layne Staley battled with drug addiction issues.

The guitarist teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society bassist – and future Metallica member – Robert Trujillo, and Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin on the record, which was released two months after Staley’s passing from an overdose on the same day as Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain committed suicide.

Introduced by the lead single, “Anger Rising”, “Degradation Trip” reached No. 33 on the US Billboard 200.

The 2019 reissue of “Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2” will be available as a limited edition of 2.000 individually numbered copies on yellow, solid red and black mixed colored vinyl.

Cantrell and Alice In Chains will resume their world tour in support of 2018’s “Rainier Fog” with shows in New Zealand and Australia in March.

See also:

Alice In Chains detail Rainier Fog film project Black Antenna
Alice In Chains nominated for Best Rock Album Grammy Award
Alice In Chains add dates to European tour
Alice In Chains expand 2019 tours of Australia and Europe
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