Down In A Studio Hole: Alice In Chains to record new album in October

Alice In Chains will enter the studio in October to begin recording their first new studio album since their 1995 self-titled release.

According to their official site: "The guys gathered in a rehearsal studio in North Hollywood for the last few days of July and the first few days of August, and began running through the new material and shaking off the rust. After four days of going through the songs alone, the producer for the upcoming record joined the guys and they spent another three days polishing and spit-shining the songs together. A lot was accomplished in that week, and everyone is eager to move forward."

Handling lead vocals and some guitar duties on the album will be William DuVall who has played live shows with the band for the last few years since they reformed. Guitarist has seen him in action with the band twice and was impressed.

Alice In Chains' original frontman Layne Staley passed away in 2002 due to a drug overdose.