Soundgarden Announce New Album's Release Date and Title
Soundgarden’s upcoming album – their first since 1996 – now has a title and release date. A video posted today reveals multiple pieces of crucial information regarding the release. The title is King Animal, and the video montage, which features a clip of new track “Worse Dreams,” confirms Chris Cornell’s earlier statements at the Download Festival that Soundgarden are picking up where they left off in 1996. At the time, Cornell had said: “There's a lot of different feels on the album. […] We're a band where every single member contributes music so that makes it very diverse. It's a very rich album with a lot of different moods to it."
The video reveals King Animal hits stores in fall, although a November 13 release date has been rumored.
King Animal, however, is not the grunge act’s first foray into new music after a 15-year hiatus. Earlier in 2012, they released “Live to Rise” for The Avengers soundtrack.
Talks of a new Soundgarden album began in early 2011. At the Download Festival in June, the frontman talked about how they transitioned from touring in 2011 to finally recording a new release. He said: “Once we were together and hanging out, we thought we should do a surprise show and play five songs. And then they we thought we'd do a real show, and then we should do a tour. Once we were in a room and playing music, it naturally led to writing songs."
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