The end of last week saw the first global radio plays of Soundgarden's new single “Been Away Too Long” from their eagerly awaited new album King Animal - out on November 12th 2012.

The single is available to purchase via digital retailers now and is being given away instantly for free when pre-ordering the album from iTunes. Listen to it at:

King Animal, their first studio album in over 15 years, 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 was co-produced with longtime Soundgarden friend and producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam) and recorded at Studio X in Seattle.

Track listing for King Animal:

1. Been Away Too Long
2. Non-State Actor
3. By Crooked Steps
4. A Thousand Days Before
5. Blood On The Valley Floor
6. Bones of Birds
7. Taree
8. Attrition
9. Black Saturday
10. Halfway There
11. Worse Dreams
12. Eyelid's Mouth
13. Rowing