Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Soundgarden – King Animal – 35th Anniversary Vinyl Reissues

Soundgarden formed in 1984 and are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the band this year by releasing limited edition color vinyl reissues of their multi-platinum and genre-defining albums via A&M/UMe in conjunction with The Sound of Vinyl.
After disbanding in 1997 and reforming in 2010, Soundgarden released what would become their final album, King Animal, in 2012 and it is the next album in their catalog to get the reissue treatment.  King Animal is now available as a 2LP set pressed onto 180gm vinyl in a bone white and a pale buttery yellow colorway, packaged in a gatefold jacket with a lyric booklet. 
Their sixth album is one of the best comeback albums ever recorded.  Cornell, Thayil, Cameron and Sheppard leaned into what they do best with an emphasis on their trademark tricky time signatures, gigantic guitar riffs, dark lyrical themes and psychedelic melodies.  Stand out tracks include the heavy, riff-driven “Blood On The Valley Floor”, the propulsive single, “Non-State Actor” and the staggering rhythm of “By Crooked Steps.”      
There is much more to come from Soundgarden’s 35th anniversary celebration this year so stay tuned!   
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Check out the video to “By Crooked Steps” from King Animal, here:


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