Soundgarden: New Album Should Be Out In October

While Soundgarden's October-bound new record remains untitled, their "Classic Albums Selection" box set will be released in Europe later this month.

Soundgarden: New Album Should Be Out In October
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With their new song "Live To Rise" attached to The Avengers (officially America's biggest opening weekend ever), Soundgarden has been getting a lot of extra exposure recently. Frontman Chris Cornell took advantage of this, by providing some exciting news on the group's upcoming new album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Cornell didn't seem to have any hesitation while stating: "[The new record]s done. It'll be out in probably October. I would say September but I'm just guessing October. We're pretty much done with everything." Adding that the LP is to be mastered in a week's time, the release window mentioned sounds solid enough. Cornell also mentioned that "Live To Rise" was actually the last track written during their recording sessions for the album, and that it was purposefully made to sound different from their usual sound: "It felt like this should be a little more straightforward' cause it's for a broad audience. The idea of having it be intelligent lyrically and melodic and all these things it's a task to do all that stuff. Once I got started I wanted it to be right." Lastly, he added that the movie's soundtrack was a great way to get some attention for the band: "It's a pretty good way to have a partner in the entertainment business to get your songs out in front of people. The record companies don't have that any more. They don't have the money. They don't have the resources. They can't do it. They won't do it. Not gonna happen." While Soundgarden's October-bound new record remains untitled, their "Classic Albums Selection" box set will be released in Europe later this month, coinciding with the band's tour through the continent. Thanks for the report to Antiquiet.com.

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    Sammy Mantis
    "It felt like this should be a little more straightforward cause its for a broad audience. The idea of having it be intelligent lyrically and melodic and all these things its a task to do all that stuff. Once I got started I wanted it to be right." Transalation: We went out of our way way to write something dumbed down and simple so it the ignorant masses would be able to digest it more easily.
    Battman1993
    Dude Live to Rise would be a great song if the main riff would've been played thru the whole song
    FIL123456789
    Live to Rise would NOT be a great song if the main riff was played through the whole thing. It would be a better song if the verse's guitar was better and if the vocals in the chorus were better. Other than that Live to Rise is a pretty good tune. The main riff is killer! I hope the new album has riffs like that
    NIN1993
    Battman1993 wrote: Dude Live to Rise would be a great song if the main riff would've been played thru the whole song
    I still love that song though.