Soundgarden begin work on first new album in 15 years

February 16, 2011 by Tim Karan

Soundgarden begin work on first new album in 15 years

In a post on Soundgarden's official website, the reunited grunge outfit reveal they have "some cool new songs" written for their upcoming album—their first since 1996's Down On The Upside. The post continues, "Over the past few months, we've been busy jamming, writing and hanging out together—exploring the creative aspect of being Soundgarden. It feels great." The band are hoping to release the album by September.

Formed in Seattle in 1984, Soundgarden rose to fame in the early '90s alongside fellow grunge acts Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam. Soundgarden broke into the mainstream with 1994's Superunknown and released just one more album before breaking up in 1997. Frontman Chris Cornell went on to front modern rock supergroup Audioslave before revealing on Jan. 1, 2010, that Soundgarden would be getting back together. They released the greatest hits collection, Telephantasm: A Retrospective last September.

 

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