Soundgarden reveal tracklisting, trailer and artwork for new album ‘King Animal’ – watch

The grunge band's first album in 16 years is due out in November

Soundgarden have revealed the trailer for their long-awaited comeback album ‘King Animal’, scroll up and click to watch it.

The trailer is 85 seconds in length and shows a mountain side covered in snow while a discordant guitar riff plays in the background. As the trailer goes on the snow begins to melt and a depiction of each member of the band’s face appears against the mountain side. The clip ends with a still of the album’s artwork, which you can see below.


‘King Animal’ is the grunge veterans’ first album since their 1996 effort ‘Down On The Upside’, which came out in the same year they split up. The band have been working on its follow-up since they reunited in 2010.

It is confirmed for release on November 12 in the UK and November 13 in the US. It contains a total of 13 tracks, with a new single ‘Been Away Too Long’ due for release on September 27.

Earlier this year, Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell told NME that the band’s follow-up to ‘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.”

Soundgarden headlined London’s Hard Rock Calling Festival earlier this summer.

The tracklisting for ‘King Animal’ is as follows:


‘Been Away Too Long’
‘Non-State Actor’
‘By Crooked Steps’
‘A Thousand Days Before’
‘Blood On The Valley Floor’
‘Bones Of Birds’
‘Black Saturday’
‘Halfway There’
‘Worse Dreams’
‘Eyelid’s Mouth’


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