Soundgarden Streaming New Single, “Been Away Too Long”

Soundgarden are now streaming the lead single from their first new album in over fifteen years, King Animal. Stream the aptly titled “Been Away Too Long” below.

Co-produced by the band and Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam), King Animal marks the band’s first new album of all-original material since 1996’s Down on the Upside (buy on iTunes). The first single from the new album, aptly titled “Been Away Too Long,” is due out September 27.

Fans got a taste of new Soundgarden material earlier this year in the form of “Live to Rise,” which appeared on the soundtrack to the film The Avengers. Frontman Chris Cornell, however, was quick to caution fans against thinking that particular song represented the direction of the band’s new album, telling Seattle radio station KISW, “Some of the songs on our new album are pretty far left of center, and sort of zero in on more of a hardcore Soundgarden fan and not necessarily a family that goes to see a film like that. ”

King Animal is due out November 13.


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  • josh

    Soundgarden is back! cant wait to get this album

  • Kerry Lee Koeppen

    The end result of seclusion! A deal sealed and delivered! All hail the almighty Soungarden!