The band recently posted a sparse video montage with the news online, revealing the new album will be titled “King Animal.”
Splitting apart after their last album 16 years ago, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and recorded a single for “The Avengers” soundtrack.
Guitarist Kim Thayil told Rolling Stone: “It re-establishes that we still rock, we’re still heavy, and we’re still a little weird.”
He adds that they continue to explore the boundaries of hard rock, especially on “A Thousand Days Before,” which he called “a little Indian thing and some chicken-pickin.’ We call it ‘country and eastern.'”