Recently reunited Soundgarden will release their first collection of music since 1996 in the form of Telephantasm on September 28th in the US and September 27th internationally. This multi-label, career-spanning retrospective album includes beloved band hits, deep back catalogue cuts and a never-before-heard unreleased track entitled "Black Rain," taken from the Badmotorfinger recording sessions. Telephantasm marks the first time ever a collection of its kind has been collated in one place.
Like the iconic '60s and '70s bands which inspired them, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a whole generation and had a revolutionary impact on the course of musical history. As one of the first bands to release music on the venerated Sub Pop label, and the first band to come out of the 90's Seattle music scene to later sign to a major label, they are once again making history with Telephantasm. The band has announced that they will be partnering with innovative gaming publisher Activision Publishing, Inc. to release the album on September 27th / 28th via A&M/Universal Music Group inside 1 million copies of the new videogame Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock. This release marks the first time a music album will be simultaneously released and bundled with a video game launch. All North American Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock launch units will contain the 12-song retrospective disc and will be exclusive to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock for one week (until October 5). Additionally, fans will get full access to the band's new album as downloadable content for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock day and date with the launch of the game.
Additionally, on September 27th / 28th A&M/Universal Music Group will be releasing 3 expanded versions of Telephantasm.
On April 16th 2010, Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden took to the stage together for the first time in 12 years at the Showbox Theater in Seattle. Playing songs from their celebrated and acclaimed catalogue, the result was nothing short of brilliant and saw the four band members playing with the same heart and vigor for which they have always been known. On August 8th, Soundgarden will hit the stage again, headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park, preceded by a sold-out show at the Vic Theatre on August 5th.