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. THE NEW DISC WILL BE ALICE IN CHAINS’ SIXTH FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM AND WILL BE ITS THIRD WITH SINGER/GUITARIST WILLIAM DUVALL, WHO JOINED THE BAND IN 2006 FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF LAYNE STALEY FOUR YEARS EARLIER. THE FIRST TWO SINGLES FROM THE DEVIL PUT DINOSAURS HERE, “HOLLOW” AND “STONE”, BOTH HIT NUMBER ONE ON THE ROCK RADIO AIRPLAY CHARTS, WHILE THE ALBUM ITSELF DEBUTED ON THE BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART AT NUMBER TWO.