Chris Cornell has long been one of my favorite rock frontmen. His combination strained/powerful vocals simply epitomize the “rock” sound for me, so you know I’m excited about his band Soundgarden’s upcoming full-length release, King Animal, their first studio album in over 15 years. Today, the band released the first single from the album, “Been Away Too Long,” and I think fans will agree with me that Soundgarden couldn’t have picked a more aptly titled track for their return.

Due for release via Seven Four Entertainment and Republic Records on November 13th, King Animal, the band’s sixth studio album, was co-produced by Soundgarden and their longtime friend and producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam). Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive a download of “Been Away Too Long,” or they can purchase the track outright via iTunes. No upcoming tour dates yet, but you know we’ll keep you posted if/when they’re announced.

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