‘The One You Know’ is the first track from the band’s upcoming album and their first release on their new label home BMG. Cantrell discussed the eagerly-anticipated album in a recent interview, saying, “It’s a record we haven’t done yet, but it’s also a record that has all the elements of anything you would expect from us. It’s got our fingerprint. And we’re really proud of the material we wrote and the performances we captured. There’s some really heavy sh*t, some really ugly stuff, some really beautiful stuff, some weirdo trippy sh*t…it’s good.”
As for the span between albums, he adds,“We wait until we’re ready and until we have material that’s up to the Alice In Chains standard and then we do what we do. This is the racket we make when we get together.”
The yet-to-be-titled album is the third straight Alice In Chains studio release recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa following 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here and 2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue, both of which achieved commercial and critical success.
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums charts and the iTunes Rock Album Chart and its first two singles, ‘Stone’ and ‘Hollow’, both hit No. 1 on the rock charts. Black Gives Way To Blue debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200, spawned two No. 1 hit singles with ‘Check My Brain’ and ‘Your Decision’ and garnered two Grammy nominations. Along the way, the band drew praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Metal Hammer, Kerrang, NME, Q and many more.
Alice In Chains are currently on a worldwide trek that will take them across North America and Europe including two sold out UK shows at Leeds O2 Academy on June 16thand O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 17th. All dates and ticket info can be found HERE.
Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.
Don’t miss Alice In Chains live – UK & Europe dates are as follows:
June 16 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*
June 17 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire *SOLD OUT*
June 20 – Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund
June 21 – Halden, Norway – Tons of Rock Festival
June 22 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
June 24 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 25 – Zagreb, Croatia – INmusic Festival
June 28 – Padua, Italy – Sherwood
June 30 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria – Arena Open Air Wien
July 1 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Park
July 3 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s Neue Welt
July 4 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
July 5 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
July 7 – Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
July 8 – Belford, France – Les Eurockeennes 30
July 10 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo Snai San Siro
July 13 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
July 14 – Lisboa, Portugal – NOS Alive