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King Animal

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King Animal is the sixth and final studio album by American rock band Soundgarden, released on November 12, 2012 by Seven Four Entertainment and Republic Records.[1][2] Produced by both the band and Adam Kasper, the album is the band's first in sixteen years, and the first not to be released on A&M Records since 1988's Ultramega OK.

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Soundgarden reformed in 2010 after a 13-year hiatus. Following the success of the band's Telephantasm compilation release that year, Soundgarden had been working on a new album with an undefined release date. The band went on an extended world tour between the release of Telephantasm and the summer of 2012 before word broke that a new Soundgarden album would be ready for a fall release in the United States.

"Been Away Too Long" was the first single released from King Animal on September 27, 2012.[3] On October 31, "Non-State Actor" was released through Soundgarden's official YouTube channel. The son'gs video features an American flag waving back and forth with the King Animal logo replacing the stars.[4] The week before its release, the album was streamed in its entirety for free on iTunes.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Soundgarden King Animal". Soundgardenkinganimal.com. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  2. "SOUNDGARDEN: New Album Title Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  3. "Soundgarden - Been Away Too Long (Official Audio)". Soundgarden. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  4. "Soundgarden - Non-State Actor". Soundgarden. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  5. "Soundgarden - King Animal (Stream)". Soundgarden. Retrieved 2012-11-19.