Soundgarden Share First Look Into New Album

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Soundgarden have shared a new photo on Facebook with the caption: “Soundgarden writing session, Seattle, September 2016.”

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oundgarden members Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron discussed the band’s next album in a July interview with Radio.com. Shepherd says that he’s been writing lately. “If it’s going to be a Soundgarden song, it better be interesting. But I’m surrounded by some of the best musicians in the world in that band, I think. Some of the most creative minds, guys that actually do pay attention to their legacy, and the quality of what we put out. It’s not just a job.”

So how far into the album are they? “We’re nowhere and everywhere all at once,” Shepherd says, cryptically. “We’ve already had two writing sessions. The next session is in August, and more decisions will be made then.”

Cameron says, “I think we’ve got six solid tunes right now, we’re gonna get together in August for about a week, do more writing, and hopefully got five or six more going at that point. We’re off to a very good start.”

Chris Cornell offered an update on the album in a June interview with the Hartford Courant.

“Soundgarden is in the middle of writing songs. After this tour the songs will become real and we’ll put an album out. There’s much more to Soundgarden. I get to play with my band and I get to go solo. It’s great for me.”