"King Animal", the first collection of all-new material in 16 years from grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN, and first since the group reunited in 2010, sold 83,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on November 13 via Tom Whalley's new record label, a partnership between his Seven Four Entertainment and Republic Records.
"King Animal" track listing:
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
SOUNDGARDEN blasted through 23 songs in front of 1,000 people at New York City's Irving Plaza nightclub on November 13 in the first of three such shows to celebrate the arrival of "King Animal".
The band reunited in 2010 after a 13-year break, releasing a retrospective collection called "Telephantasm" and a concert album titled "Live On I-5".