Soundgarden To Release Album Of All New Material

    If you’ve spent the last 15 years feeling dejected about Soundgarden’s break up, here’s some news to lift you out of your sadness: The band says they’ll have an album of all new songs — their first collection of music since 1996’s Down on the Upside — available soon. The announcement was made via Soundgarden’s official website in a post titled “Our Goal for 2011 – Let’s Make a Record”:


    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. We have some cool new songs that we are going to record very soon.

    Thank you for all of the support!

    Loudest of Love,

    Ben, Chris , Kim and Matt


    This comes on the heels of news that an album of Soundgarden concert recordings, Live on I-5, will be released on March 22. That record will contain songs from their tour along the west coast in 1996. [Spinner]