Given that King Animal, Soundgarden’s reunion album, came out in 2012, we can all agree it’s time for a new album from the grunge pioneers. There have been regular updates from the Soundgarden camp confirming that the band is indeed working on their next LP. However, the last year saw frontman Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron devote time to a number other projects – Cornell toured his solo album, Cameron toured with Pearl Jam and both performed on the Temple Of The Dog Anniversary tour.

It’s now Cornell’s turn to give us the latest update. In a recent radio interview, the Soundgarden frontman said, “I think we're kind of halfway through. We haven't really recorded anything, so we're just sort of working on ideas. I think we have about half the songs we need for an album. But you never know. We tend to make pretty long albums. At some point when we feel like we're done, five more songs show up at the doorstep."

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A few days ago, guitarist Kim Thayil also dropped an update, saying, “So there's some things that have been documented in rehearsal, there's some things that are still in the developmental stage, ideas we have jammed on that we're working out arrangements for. Every different stage within the process of songwriting is being addressed at this point."

So while there’s no release date in sight as of yet, we know the band are working on it. In the meantime, Soundgarden will head out on tour this summer. Go here for details.