This year marks the 35th anniversary of grunge / alternative legends Soundgarden’s formation. To celebrate, the band has launched an album-of-the-month club that will feature limited edition colored vinyl reissues of the band’s A&M Records albums.
The first LP being reissued is the band’s 1994 release, Superunknown, which itself is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary. Set for release on April 5 and up for pre-order now, the record will be pressed on 180 gram translucent red and orange vinyl.
Future releases in the club include Louder Than Love, Badmotorfinger, Down On The Upside and King Animal. Bundles with all five A&M releases are available as well. Those sets include an exclusive 35th anniversary lithograph designed by the band’s longtime creative director Josh Graham.
Soundgarden has been relatively silent since the passing of frontman Chris Cornell in 2017. Aside from the I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell tribute concert this past January, the band has not played together since his death. And according to guitarist Kim Thayil in a November interview with Billboard, it seems like Soundgarden may be put to rest indefinitely. When asked if the band would resume, he said:
“It’s not likely that we could ever do Soundgarden without a missing piece. I’d like to do more with Matt in the future. I’d like to do something with Ben in the future. It’s likely Matt and Ben and I will do something in the future — it just probably won’t be Soundgarden. I don’t see the dignity in pursuing that course.”
There is, however, still Soundgarden music to be released. Thayil mentioned in the interview that the band had a lot of unreleased recordings from throughout their career that could be making their way to fans at some point. He also mentioned that the band was working on a new album at the time of Cornell’s death, which could also be seeing the light of day.
“We were working on an album and there’s material there that we demoed that we can flesh out when we can access some of the basic, multi(-track) recordings, sure. That’s being discussed.”