Slash has put his ''heart and soul'' into his new record.

The rock legend is working on his third solo album, the follow-up to his 2012 record 'Apocalyptic Love', and claims it has been a ''blast'' laying down the tracks in the studio.

He told Metal Hammer magazine: ''Everyone has been on top of their f***ing game for this thing - it's just been awesome.

''I don't like to pat myself on the back too much but I'm pretty proud of it!''

The record is set to be more stripped back than his previous offerings but the 48-year-old guitarist is keeping tight-lipped about the musical direction he's gone in on the album.

He explained: ''''There's no sentence or phrase that encompasses the body of work that is this record - any kind of pitch like that is limiting.

''The last record we did completely live in the studio and that's how we put it out.

''This time around things are a bit more produced. I've gone in and overdubbed guitars and that has made everything a bit more lush.''

He added: ''I've put my heart and soul into it and if people think it's a good record then that's just something they have to figure out for themselves.''

Slash's new album will be released later this year.