Monday, February 23, 2015
Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil has revealed that the Seattle band plan to release a new album in 2016.
The rocker shared the news while in Australia to play dates across the country as part of the annual Soundwave festival.
"No studio has been chosen and no songs are written yet," Thayil tells the Sydney Morning Herald. "When we finish these shows in Australia we'll spend a month or more working on it. It's definitely going to happen.
"We worked with producer Adam Kasper on our last album [2012’s “King Animal”] and I wouldn't be surprised if we hook up with him again," he added.
Soundgarden issued the collection, “Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path”, last November.
The package is a 3-disc, 50-track rarities compilation of original B-sides, unreleased tracks, instrumentals, covers and demos curated by Thayil.
Last month, frontman Chris Cornell revealed that he had begun work on his fifth solo album.
On January 30, Cornell performed with Mad Season featuring Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Duff McKagan plus the Seattle Symphony orchestra at a special 'Sonic Evolution' concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.
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