Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Preview: King Animal - Soundgarden

Artist: Soundgarden
Title: King Animal
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Label: Vertigo Records
Format(s): CD, DD

Seattle's Soundgarden will release King Animal, the band's first new studio album in over 15 years. King Animal will be released on Vertigo Records, home to Metallica, Black Sabbath and The Killers.

The album's first single, Been Away Too Long will be available via digital retailers on September 27th. The band co-produced their sixth studio album with longtime Soundgarden friend and producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam) and recorded at Studio X in Seattle. King Animal was mixed by Joe Barresi (The Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer) in Pasadena, California.

With two Grammy award wins, seven overall nominations and over 21 million records sold worldwide, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a whole generation and had a revolutionary impact on the course of musical history.

At the dawn of 2010, the band, Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, announced a new beginning. In the last three years since Soundgarden has reunited, they released their first retrospective, Telephantasm, which was certified platinum, their first live album, Live on I-5, penned the end title song, Live to Rise for the feature film The Avengers which went to No.1 on Modern and Active Rock radio, and headlined sold-out shows and festivals around the world including Hard Rock Calling at Hyde Park, London in July. Now, comes the band's first collection of new songs since the 1990's.

Track List:
  • Been Away Too Long
  • Non-State Actor
  • By Crooked Steps
  • A Thousand Days Before
  • Blood On The Valley Floor
  • Bones of Birds
  • Taree
  • Attrition
  • Black Saturday
  • Halfway There
  • Worse Dreams
  • Eyelid's Mouth
  • Rowing

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