ALICE IN CHAINS IS PREPARING TO ENTER THE STUDIO TO BEGIN RECORDING ITS NEW ALBUM FOR A TENTATIVE LATE 2017 OR EARLY 2018 RELEASE, ACCORDING TO BLABBERMOUTH. ASKED IF THE NEW RECORD WILL SOUND LIKE THE BAND’S PREVIOUS EFFORTS, CANTRELL REPLIED, “HEY, THIS IS WHAT WE DO. AT THIS AGE, I CAN’T REALLY DO MUCH ELSE. SO WE DO US, AND WE’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STILL BE DOING IT AND MAKING GOOD MUSIC AND HAVING A GOOD TIME.” THE NEW DISC WILL BE ALICE IN CHAINS’ SIXTH FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM AND WILL FOLLOW UP 2013’S THE DEVIL PUT DINOSAURS HERE.