Alice In Chains are set to record a new album this year, their first in 13 years.
The sessions will also be the band’s first since frontman Layne Staley suffered a fatal drug overdose in 2002.
The band, joined by their new singer William DuVall, will head into the studio in the autumn.
Writing on the band’s website, band associate Baldy said: “October will arrive and Alice In Chains will reconvene to record the new album.
“So, as 2008, winds down, band activity will be gearing up, and at some point in 2009 you’ll finally hear what I’ve been raving about for the last several months.”
The band’s previous, self-titled, album was released in 1995.