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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell releases solo track “Atone” and announces upcoming album ‘Brighten’

Alice In Chains vocalist and guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release a new album titled Brighten, his first solo album in 19 years, due out October 29. Cantrell is now streaming the single “Atone”, and he says of the track: “As a fan of Ennio Morricone scores and Sergio Leone movies, it’s got a bit of that outlaw vibe, with a cool psycho hillbilly stomp. It’s been kicking around in my head for like 20-plus years, haunting me. Sometimes it takes a while for a good idea to find its best form. Such was the case with ‘Atone’.”

The new album features a famous lineup of backing musicians, including Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Gil Sharone (Team Sleep), Abe Laboriel Jr. (Paul McCartney), Tyler Bates, Michael Rozon, Vincent Jones, Jordan Lewis, Lola Bates, and Matias Ambrogi-Torres.

Cantrell’s last solo album, Degradation Trip, was released in June 2002, and then again as an expanded two-volume version in November of that year. His most recent album with Alice in Chains was 2018’s Rainier Fog.

Check out the video for “Atone” at the link here. You can pre-order the album via Jerry Cantrell’s online store or digitally via Amazon.

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