Soundgarden record first new song in 15 years for The Avengers

The Seattle rockers return

The Avengerswill assemble to the sound of a new song from Seattle grunge-merchants Soundgarden, who have recorded their first new song in fifteen years to head up the Marvel movie's rock-heavy soundtrack.
Having recently reformed to widespread jubilation (particularly after their barnstorming headline set at Lollapalooza), the band have knocked up new ditty Live To Rise, which will take pride of place on a soundtrack containing the likes of Rise Against, Scott Weiland and, er, Papa Roach.
You can check out a snippet of the new song, below… 

Whilst Soundgarden have been out of the studio for quite some time, lead singer Chris Cornell has previous form when it comes to Hollywood soundtracks. After all, it was he who penned You Know My Name, the Bond theme that announced Daniel Craig's arrival as 007 in Casino Royale.

The Avengers Assemble soundtrack will be available to buy online on 1 May, whilst the film will open in UK cinemas on 26 April. Meanwhile, a new Soundgarden album is expected later in the year.

Are you a Soundgarden fan? If so, how excited are you to hear the track in full? Tell us, below. 


    • Hadouken76

      Mar 28th 2012, 15:01

      Wonder if Loki will create a black hole sun?

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    • FBMKochanowsk

      Mar 28th 2012, 15:02

      "Live to Rise" would be actually their, at least, third song recorded recently, following "Black Rain" and "The Telephantasm", both from the 2010 greatest hits compilation "Telephantasm".

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    • gwales

      Mar 28th 2012, 16:17

      Both of those are old songs that were either re-recorded or remixed. Black Rain was left over from Badmotorfinger and The Telephantasm was written back in the '80s, when they made Screaming Life.

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    • jem0013

      Mar 28th 2012, 16:27

      These guys are awesome and 'You Know My Name' is the greatest Bond song ever!

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    • ChrisWootton

      Mar 28th 2012, 16:43

      I just hope they do some smaller gigs in the UK. Saw their last tour back in the 90's... they were excellent. Although normally rock band who have new tracks on superhero movies tend to be a bit.... s**t

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    • MattMaytum

      Mar 28th 2012, 16:56

      I'm holding out for a UK tour too...

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 28th 2012, 18:43

      I agree ChrisWooton, when bands have names like 'Bring me the horizon' and 'You and me at six' they're just asking for trouble...girly-metal pfft.

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    • ThrashGordon

      Mar 28th 2012, 20:05

      Awesome band, looking forward to hearing the full song. Wasn't it Alice in Chains the last 'grunge' band who did a track for a big blockbuster (Last Action Hero) with 'What the Hell Have I'? Man it's been a while!

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    • FBJRider

      Mar 30th 2012, 23:33

      Yes! This is great news. I see they're going Iron Man's AC/DC idea by using actual good artists on the soundtrack. But @Hadouken76 Bring Me and YM@S are great.

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