Soundgarden Announce New Album 'King Animal'

Their first album since 1996 will arrive this fall. Hear part of a new song in a clip of the band in the studio right here.

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Soundgarden have announced the title of their forthcoming album "King Animal", which is pegged for a release this fall.

It's their first full-length release since "Down On The Upside" in 1996. A tear video previewing a new song "Worse Dreams" can be seen below.

Soundgarden reformed in 2010 after more than a decade apart, having split in 1997 due to ongoing tension between members. Their first post-reunion release was the exclusive song "Live To Rise" for "The Avengers" soundtrack this year.

Meanwhile, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently claimed that Soundgarden and other reforming acts had only reformed to make money shortly after his own reformed band had released a new album "Oceania".

"When Soundgarden came back and they just played their old songs, great," said Corgan. "I was a fan of Soundgarden, but call it for what it is. They're just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands."

Watch a teaser video showing Soundgarden in the recording studio here:

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    Here's hoping Alice in Chains' album will be released sometime this year too and SG and AIC tour together!
    Pearl Jam is supposedly going to tour with them. Iv'e also heard Temple of the Dog is reuniting. If AiC is there too... Concert of a lifetime. I won't miss this for anything, even if it is just SG (favorite band). Grunge is making a comeback. Buckle up.
    Don't Ask
    Oh, the money I'd pay to see that...
    Oh, the money they'll charge you to see that...
    Don't Ask
    ...will be worth every penny.
    Veronique Vega
    To see sexy Chris Cornell playing with Soundgarden. Very worth it.
    Don't Ask
    Well... The sexiness of Mr. Cornell isn't really that important to me. But Soundgarden is a fantastic band. So is Alice in Chains. If Pearl Jam were to join the party, I could die happy.
    replica_ · Aug 22, 2012 09:35 AM
    lank81 · Aug 22, 2012 11:11 AM
    Jyrgen · Aug 22, 2012 11:40 AM
    iommi600 · Aug 22, 2012 03:24 PM
    Greatest two days of my life. First QOTSA, now Soundgarden. What else does a man need?
    I'm not a big Soundgarden fan but I'm glad to see this band releasing a new album. I'll listen to it for sure!
    Lets cross our fingers and hope it wont get delayed as usual. High hopes for this one, definately album of the year.
    A new NIN album which there should be sometime in the next year or two
    Liking the clip! Should put any worries arising from Live To Rise to rest [pun intended...]
    Billy Corgan's comment was kind of dumb, but as a Megadeth fan I've trained vigorously to ignore the things musicians say and focus on the music.
    I feel actually really lucky, because I just got into Soundgarden a few months ago. The Superunkown album has been on repeat for awhile haha. The only thing though, King Animal... That title is going to take some time to get used to. But either way, I can't wait for this record.
    They've always kind of had goofy album titles anyway. Ultramega Ok, Louder Than Love, etc.
    if I remember correctly, Superunknown came from a drug-induced misread TV caption that said "superclown." It might have been from a music video, but I can't remember for sure.
    How sad that non-music news of a marriage gets top billing over the comeback album of a huge rock band...
    Hell Yeah! Reform for whatever reason you want! i would say something like Billy did too, if my music wasn't as good as Soundgardens!
    For some reason I love the title. It gives me a feel of nostalgia and I haven't even heard the album yet.
    Billy . . . who cares why they came back. If I went to a Soundgarden show I would want to hear their hits.
    ya corgan was a little harsh singling them out...they had announced the album awhile go, nothing wrong with starting off touring to get the juices flowing
    but then again he does trash is old to see him play with a perfect circle last summer...****ing awesome show
    I really hope this whole album doesn't sound like "Live To Rise"... Give me at least a couple songs in the vein of Louder Than Love/Badmotorfinger
    they said that they were told by Disney to dumb it down for the avengers, im not worried about that
    Now if only we can get Guns N' Roses back together and makeing a new album.
    I was also hoping that there would be a Danzig reunion with the original lineup of Glenn Danzig, John Christ, Eerie Von and Chuck Biscuits. A new album and tour with that lineup would be cool too.
    That'll definitely never happen. Axl's no show at the RNR hall of fame, and the fact Slash is having a blast with his new band... doubt there'll be a GnR reunion, at least for a LONG time
    I'm sure that would be awesome, but it ain't ever gonna happen. Hell, I'd be excited as hell if the new Guns N' Roses put out a new album.
    I was expecting something crazy like Kinganimalsucksacidfromabong like their older albums... Still, ****ing cool name, can't wait for the album!
    That makes me think of that Pearl Jam song Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me.
    where is the dirt and grit in the sound. Hopefully this little clip doesn't represent the tone of the album. I don't want a polished Soundgarden album.
    I don't see this as polished at all. I hear over the top drumming and a classic SG bass/guitar riff. New, but not polished.
    Really? 11 sec until the end sounds polished to me. Apparently it's me since it was an unpopular statement but when i listen to the older albums they just seem dirtier. Over the top drumming and classic riffs can be polished or dirty so i'm not following what your saying.
    Haha Brad... This is good news, though i'm not sure if it will meet the expectations...
    just as Anna implied I am alarmed that any body able to make $4435 in one month on the internet. have you seen this web page
    I would be ecstatic for a new GnR album with the current line up, well actually could we get rid of Ashba and have Finck back? Please?