Soundgarden dish new details on the band’s upcoming album
Last week, the grunge rock boys of Soundgarden dropped the good news that their upcoming album will arrive on Nov. 13. Now, Chris Cornell and company have announced the title of the new release: “King Animal.”
“King Animal” will be Soundgarden’s first collection of all-original material since getting back together in 2010. The grunge rock band’s last studio album was 1996’s “Down on the Upside,” so this new set is a long time coming.
As for what to expect from the new album, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil recently told Rolling Stone that the sound “re-establishes that we still rock, we’re still heavy, and we’re still a little weird.” He also dished on a few of the album’s song titles, including “Blood on the Valley Floor” and “A Thousand Days Before,” the latter which Thayil explained is “a little Indian thing and some chicken-pickin.’ We call it ‘country and eastern.’”
Soundgarden recently released their first new song since reuniting, “Live to Rise,” which appeared on the soundtrack to the feature film “The Avengers.” No word yet on the next single. Visit Soundgarden’s freshly launched website www.soundgardenkinganimal.com to stay up-to-date with band news.
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