Soundgarden sets November release date for first new album since 1996

On Nov. 13,  Soundgarden will release its first new album of new material since 1996″s “Down On the Upside.”

The band”s guitarist, Kim Thayil, told Rolling Stone (according to Blabbermouth) that the new music “re-establishes that we still rock, we”re still heavy, and we”re still a little weird.” Titles on the album include “Blood On The Valley Floor,” and “A Thousand Days Before.” 

Lead singer Chris Cornell told NME earlier this year that the album “picked up where we left off.” He added, “There’s a lot of different feels on the album. We’re a band where every single member contributes music so that makes it very diverse. It’s a very rich album with a lot of different moods to it.”

The band”s first studio recording in 15 years, “Live To Rise,” was featured in “The Avengers” this Spring and topped Billboard”s Active Rock chart.

Since reuniting in 2010, the band has played a number of gigs, including London”s Hard Rock Calling in July.

Maybe Billy Corgan will now have to eat his words: he recently condemned acts like Soundgarden, who play their old songs, if they won”t admit they”re in it for the money. “They”re just out for one more round at the till,” he recently said in a press conference before a gig in the Philippines.