Members of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Form Supergroup, Drop Debut Album

3rd Secret's self-titled LP was surprise-released last night (April 11)

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 12, 2022

Hark! A new supergroup hath risen, featuring members of grunge-era innovators Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron (who's also been drumming for Pearl Jam since 1998), D.C. hardcore outfit Void guitarist Bubba Dupree, as well as Giants in the Trees vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye, have joined forces as 3rd Secret.

The band surprise-released their debut self-titled album last night (April 11), which was recorded in collaboration with fellow grunge movement player and Sub Pop associate Jack Endino. True to form, 3rd Secret recently made their live debut with a secret show at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture.

Remember back in February when Novoselic shared that he was working on a "secret" album? It wasn't his first secret — it was 3rd.

We might be staring down the barrel of a grunge renaissance, given how a Nirvana classic recently made its Hot 100 debut thanks to The Batman and Kurt Cobain's final days are set to be dramatized in a new opera. Meanwhile, Cameron will be coming to Canada this fall with some newly rescheduled Pearl Jam tour dates — and Billy Corgan would not want you to forget how much Smashing Pumpkins influenced both bands, which is admitted pretty audible on the 3rd Secret record.

You can listen to the supergroup's 11-track debut below, though a news bulletin posted to their website says the album is still in the process of being uploaded to all streaming platforms.

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