Monday, July 11, 2016

Soundgarden announce vinyl reissues

Soundgarden have announced plans to reissue a pair of vintage albums on vinyl next month.

The Seattle rockers will release 1989’s “Louder Than Love” and 1996’s “Down On The Upside” on 180-gram vinyl on August 26.

The group’s second album, “Louder Than Love”, was their first for a major label following the indie release of their debut, “Ultramega OK.” Supported by constant touring, the project peaked at No. 108 on the US Billboard 200 and earned US Gold status for sales fo 500,00 copies.

Soundgarden’s fifth record, “Down On The Upside”, followed the smash success of 1994’s “Superunknown”, which moved the group into the mainstream. Led by strong singles like “Burden In My Hand” and "Blow Up The Outside World", the album debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 2 million copies in the States alone.

Frontman Chris Cornell recently confirmed the band are continuing to work on material for the follow-up to 2012’s “King Animal.”

“Soundgarden is in the middle of writing songs,” said Cornell while on a North American tour in support of his latest solo album, “Higher Truth.” “After this tour the songs will become real and we'll put an album out. There's much more to Soundgarden. I get to play with my band and I get to go solo. It's great for me.”

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