Soundgarden returns with a new album called King Animal, the follow-up to 1996′s Down on the Upside
The album is set for a worldwide release on November 13. And while we got a sneak peak at the newly reformed Soundgarden in the form of a track for The Avengers movie we finally have proper album material to look forward to. A short clip from an album track titled “Worse Dreams” is available below. They’ve also released an official website dedicated to the album. According to Blabbermouth, the album will feature two tracks named ”Blood On The Valley Floor” and “A Thousand Days Before”. On September 17 the band revealed both the album cover and an album trailer. On November 2, we added interviews and a full tracklist.
”We started out very humbly here in the Northwest and I don’t think we’ve ever really gone too far from those sort of ideals, which were, you know, real do-it-yourself, kind of ’80s underground ideals,” – Matt Cameron
SPIN has put up an interview with the band, where Cornell and Sheperd talk extensively about the band and King Animal. The article reveals that the album is filled with the classic Soundgarden we love. And that comes as a relief since we don’t want to get back to Cornell’s Scream phase.
“Likewise with their music. Soundgarden, to our relief, still sound like Soundgarden. They didn’t break, didn’t bend, didn’t go ambient or acoustic, didn’t hire Skrillex to give them the gift of wub. They stayed heavy and electric and apocalyptic just the way we liked them.” – SPIN about King Animal
You can listen to snippets and comments from album tracks on Soundgarden’s official Youtube channel, including the full first and second single.
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by singer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band’s full time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990.
01| “Been Away Too Long”
02| “Non-State Actor”
03| “By Crooked Steps”
04| “A Thousand Days Before”
05| “Blood on the Valley Floor”
06| “Bones of Birds”
09| “Black Saturday”
10| “Halfway There”
11| “Worse Dreams”
12| “Eyelid’s Mouth”
Soundgarden : King Animal,