Listen to the grunge band's first new material in 15 years

Soundgarden are streaming their long-awaited comeback album ‘King Animal’ – listen to it below.

The album – the band’s first in 15 years – will be officially released on November 12, but you can hear it exclusively on NME.COM now.

The grunge veterans, who split up in 1996, last released an album in that same year and have been working on its follow-up since they reunited in 2010. Earlier this year, Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell told NME that the follow-up to 1996’s ‘Down On The Upside’ would “pick up where they left off”.

He said: “We have an album coming out in the fall. It’s kind of hard to describe, it’s sort of picking up where we left off. 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 also play an intimate show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire this Friday, November 9, 18 years after they became the first ever band to play at the venue.

Watch a video with Soundgarden speaking about recording ‘King Animal’ below.