Soundgarden confirm their comeback album will be released in November

Kim Thayil promises that the band's first album in 16 years will be 'a little weird'

Soundgarden confirm their comeback album will be released in November

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Soundgarden have confirmed that their long-awaited comeback studio album will be released in November.

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.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about their new album, guitarist Kim Thayil promised that the band's as yet untitled new LP will be "little weird". He also confirmed a release date of November 12 in the UK and November 13 in the US for the record.

Asked about the album, Thayil said: "It re-establishes that we still rock, we're still heavy, and we're still a little weird." He also confirmed that tracks titled 'Blood On The Valley Floor' and 'A Thousand Days Before' will appear on the record. Speaking about the latter, Thayil described it as "a little Indian thing and some chicken-pickin'. We call it 'country and eastern.'"

Earlier this year, Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell told NME that the band's follow-up to 1996's 'Down On The Upside' would "pick up where they left off".

He said of this: "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."

He continued: "I'm looking forward to putting out a whole album, where you get a collection of songs. We're an album-orientated band, so I look forward to getting into long-form listening. That seems to have disappeared over the last 10 years, people seem to now be more into one song at a time."

You can watch the video for Soundgarden's comeback single 'Live To Rise' at the bottom of the page.

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