Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil says living members of the band are keen on working on unreleased material
Two years after the death of Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil reveals in an interview with Music Radar, that the vocalist was working on new material for Soundgarden at the time of his demise. He mentions that the living members of the act are trying to get their hands on the demos so that they can work on them.
Talking about the unreleased Soundgarden album he says that the music was recorded as demos but in great quality. They were created by Chris and drummer Matt Cameron in their home studios.
“We tried to get this going two years ago, but we’re not in possession of any of the demos that Chris was working on with them. We have copies of them, but what we need are the files, so that we’d be able to overdub and finish the record. We are not in possession of those,” Kim says.
So, can fans expect a release? “We don’t know. We’ve asked nicely, we’ve suggested that this will benefit all parties if the band could just have these files, and we could finish the songs we were working on,” he informs.
He does, however, shed some light on the songs themselves, informing that they have psychedelic elements and more guitar arpeggiations. “Once Matt, Ben and myself get a hold of those songs and finish putting down our parts, the songs will very likely become heavier, darker and maybe a bit trippier.”
For now, fans will have to make do with Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den which consists of songs and merch including 29-song concert film on Blu-ray in high-definition, more than 30 minutes of band interviews, 4 LPs, 2 CDs, a 40-page photo book, 4 band member lithos, a replica all-access pass, and replica ticket stub.