SOUNDGARDEN - 'Non-State Actor' Lyric Video, New Video Interview Posted

October 31, 2012, 4 years ago

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SOUNDGARDEN will release King Animal, their first new studio album in over 15 years, on November 13th in Canada via Vertigo Records/Universal Music Canada and in the US via Universal Republic. The album will be released a day earlier in Europe.

A lyric video for the album track, 'Non-State Actor', can be seen below:

A new video interview with singer Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron can be seen below:

The Best Buy deluxe edition of King Animal will feature five demos as bonus tracks.

King Animal will feature the following tracks:

'Been Away Too Long'

'Non-State Actor'

'By Crooked Steps'

'A Thousand Days Before'

'Blood On The Valley Floor'

'Bones Of Birds'



'Black Saturday'

'Halfway There'

'Worse Dreams'

'Eyelid’s Mouth'


Best Buy Deluxe Edition bonus tracks:

'Worse Dreams' - demo

'Black Saturday' - demo

'By Crooked Steps' - demo

'Bones Of Birds' - demo

'A Thousand Days Before' - demo

In the video that follows, vocalist Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron discuss writing and recording 'By Crooked Steps':

According to a press release, the writing and recording of the album was a true collaborative effort. Riotous album opener and first single 'Been Away Too Long' finds Soundgarden back at it with a double-edged blast of homecoming celebration and urban angst. King Animal can be explosive, as in 'Blood On The Valley Floor', nightmarish ('Worse Dreams') or wistful ('Halfway There'), leading us through changing sonic landscapes that can embrace both the jazz inflections of 'Black Saturday' and the feral rocker 'Attrition', with compelling lyrics by bassist Ben Shepherd. The subject matter is broad - Kim Thayil’s lyrics for 'Non-State Actor' are a sharp and cynical take on the powers behind political thrones, while Cornell’s bruised and introspective 'Bones of Birds' explores the terrors and vulnerabilities of parenthood.

Soundgarden will be performing on BBC's Later... With Jools Holland, on Tuesday, November 6th. Sign up on the ballot for a chance to be a part of the studio audience, here.

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