Ever since Soundgarden reunited back in 2010, fans have been patiently waiting for new music to be released. The grunge icons have been hard at work on a new album and are now giving a brief preview of what they have in store for us.

A 22 second snippet for "Live to Rise" was uploaded yesterday (March 25) on the band's YouTube channel. The track will appear on the official soundtrack for this summer's blockbuster film, The Avengers. Soundgarden announced that they would be contributing a song to the compilation, which has a tentative release date of May 1. Preview "Live to Rise" below.

Soundgarden have been taking their sweet time on recording their new album, which would be the first since 1996's Down on the Upside. Guitarist Kim Thayil said there will be some songs that sound similar to Down on the Upside, essentially "picking up where we left off. There are some heavy moments, and there are some fast songs." Chris Cornell has stated that the new record will come out some time this spring.

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