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Soundgarden in Studio ‘Working on New Material’

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden / Audioslave / Temple of the Dog)
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Soundgarden are officially working on new material. Since February, the band has been talking about releasing a new album in 2016 and just last month Chris Cornell said that they’re “already working on new material” for it. Well, it looks like things are moving quickly right now. In a post on the band’s Facebook page, Soundgarden shared a photo of themselves in a studio setting with the concise phrase “working on new material this week.”

The photo shows Cornell seated with his guitar, and drummer Matt Cameron with a guitar in hand, as well. Check it out here:

This new disc will be included on the follow-up to the group’s latest album, 2012’s King Animal. At the beginning of 2015, guitarist Kim Thayil shared his thoughts on the expected vibe of their upcoming music. “We got caught up in the commercial world for a quick moment, but we’ve been there and done that,” said Thayil. “We didn’t necessarily want to be there, we’ve slowed down to a level that we are comfortable with … We don’t write radio hits, you can’t dance to our songs and that’s why we are Soundgarden.”

Fans of the band should be pleasantly surprised that Cornell has found time to work with his band this week, as the singer recently talked about balancing several projects at once. One such project is his solo album Higher Truth and that disc comes out on Sept. 18. Cornell hits the road in support of that effort on its release day in San Diego and he’ll tour through early November. Check out the full list of his tour dates here and you can pre-order Higher Truth now on iTunes.

We’ll keep you updated on any news about Soundgarden’s new album.

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