Published Feb 15, 2011Since reuniting in 2010, Soundgarden have celebrated their grunge heyday with a series of classic releases, most recently unveiling Live on I5, which was captured during a 1996 tour. Once that comes out next month, the band will set their sights on recording a new album.
Today (February 15), the band updated their website with a post titled "Our goal for 2011 – Let's Make A Record." In the brief message, the group revealed that they have been "busy jamming, writing and hanging out together -- exploring the creative aspect of being Soundgarden." This resulted in "some cool new songs that we are going to record very soon."
Of course, it remains to be seen whether Soundgarden can match their early material. Still, whatever the new album ends up sounding like, it's bound to be better than singer Chris Cornell's dubious R&B experiment, 2009's Scream.
The news that Soundgarden are working on a new album doesn't come as a complete surprise. Late last year, the band hinted that new material was on the way.