Soundgarden Stream New Album ‘King Animal’ Ahead of November 13 Release
It’s been an awfully long time between new albums for Soundgarden, but the band’s comeback disc ‘King Animal’ is almost here — and thanks to iTunes, we can actually hear it a week ahead of its release.
While ‘King Animal’ won’t officially arrive in stores until next Tuesday (Nov. 13), iTunes is offering a free stream of the full album now (click on link below). And although it isn’t exactly the complete listening experience — you can’t skip between tracks, and the stream doesn’t provide song titles — it’s still a nice surprise for the fans who have been waiting more than 15 years for a new record from the band.
The ‘King Animal’ stream follows months of buildup for the reunion album, starting with the release of the ‘Avengers’ soundtrack anthem ‘Live to Rise‘ over the summer, and continuing with teases and streams of an assortment of other tracks, including ‘Worse Dreams,’ ‘Been Away Too Long,’ and ‘Non-State Actor‘ — as well as the announcement of an expanded edition, complete with bonus tracks, that will be available exclusively at Best Buy.
In the weeks and months to come, fans also have a North American tour to look forward to — but today, just crank up ‘King Animal’ and see if you agree with frontman Chris Cornell‘s assertion that Soundgarden’s current creative vibe is “almost like it was in the beginning of the band.”
Note: Outside the U.S. and Canada, ‘King Animal’ can be streamed at NME.com.