Seattle’s Soundgarden will release "King Animal", the band’s first new studio album in over 15 years. "King Animal" will be released on Vertigo Records, an imprint of the UK"s Mercury Music Group, home to Metallica, Black Sabbath and The Killers.

The album"s first single, "Been Away Too Long" will be available via digital retailers on September 27th. The band co-produced their sixth studio album with longtime Soundgarden friend and producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam) and recorded at Studio X in Seattle. "King Animal" was mixed by Joe Barresi (The Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer) in Pasadena, California.

With two GRAMMY award wins, seven overall nominations and over 21 million records sold worldwide, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a whole generation and had a revolutionary impact on the course of musical history.

At the dawn of 2010, the band, Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, announced a new beginning. In the last three years since Soundgarden has reunited, they released their first retrospective, "Telephantasm", which was certified platinum, their first live album, "Live on I-5", penned the end title song, "Live to Rise" for the feature film The Avengers which went to No.1 on Modern and Active Rock radio, and headlined sold-out shows and festivals around the world including Hard Rock Calling at Hyde Park, London in July. Now, comes the band"s first collection of new songs since the 1990"s.

Track listing for King Animal:
01. Been Away Too Long
02. Non-State Actor
03. By Crooked Steps
04. A Thousand Days Before
05. Blood On The Valley Floor
06. Bones of Birds
07. Taree
08. Attrition
09. Black Saturday
10. Halfway There
11. Worse Dreams
12. Eyelid’s Mouth
13. Rowing