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Soundgarden announce new LP, Telephantasm, and Guitar Hero collaboration


Story by Jack Foley

NEWLY reunited Soundgarden will release their first collection of music since 1996 in the form of Telephantasm on September 28 in the US and September 27 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.

In addition, Soundgarden are once again making history with Telephantasm now that they have also announced that they will be partnering with innovative gaming publisher Activision Publishing, Inc. to release the album inside one 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.

David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero, commented: “We are thrilled about the exclusive and trailblazing partnership between Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Soundgarden.

“The fact that this seminal band chose Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock as the way to re-introduce themselves speaks volumes about Guitar Hero’s ability to deliver music, in an exciting, interactive way, to millions of music fans and gamers.

“The extensive collaboration – bundling Telephantasm with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, including the unreleased Black Rain as an exclusive in the game and releasing the entire album as downloadable content – demonstrates Soundgarden’s and Guitar Hero’s commitment to delivering a great experience for its fans.”

Additionally, on September 27/28 A&M/Universal Music Group will be releasing three expanded versions of Telephantasm, which will include a double-disc with 12 additional tracks, 5 of which are previously unreleased, and Soundgarden’s first-ever DVD, featuring 20 videos, 13 of which have never been released, a Deluxe 3-LP Vinyl Edition and an individually numbered Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition.

The Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition will be available for a limited time and will include 2 CDs, the limited edition DVD, three heavy vinyl discs, a collectible poster, lithos, and much more.

These 3 expanded versions will be available at all music retail outlets and on the band’s website.

Watch this space for additional news on Soundgarden

Telephantasm (Single CD):

  1. Hunted Down
  2. Hands All Over
  3. Outshined
  4. Rusty Cage
  5. Birth Ritual
  6. Black Hole Sun
  7. Spoonman
  8. My Wave
  9. Fell On Black Days
  10. Burden In My Hand
  11. Blow Up The Outside World
  12. Black Rain (Previously Unreleased)

Telephantasm (2CD/Limited Edition DVD)
+ Previously Unreleased on CD
CD – Disc One

  1. All Your Lies
  2. Hunted Down
  3. Fopp
  4. Beyond The Wheel
  5. Flower (BBC Session)+
  6. Hands All Over
  7. Big Dumb Sex
  8. Get On The Snake (Live)
  9. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Single Version)+
  10. Rusty Cage
  11. Outshined
  12. Slaves & Bulldozers

CD – Disc Two

  1. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
  2. Birth Ritual
  3. My Wave
  4. Superunknown
  5. Spoonman
  6. Black Hole Sun
  7. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
  8. Burden In My Hand
  9. Dusty
  10. Pretty Noose (Live on SNL)+
  11. Blow Up The Outside World (MTV Live ‘N’ Loud)+
  12. Black Rain+

All Videos Previously Unreleased Except ^

  1. Flower
  2. Hands All Over^
  3. Loud Love^
  4. Jesus Christ Pose- (Original Version)
  5. Outshined
  6. Rusty Cage
  7. My Wave^
  8. Spoonman
  9. The Day I Tried To Live (Uncensored)^
  10. Black Hole Sun^
  11. Fell On Black Days^
  12. Pretty Noose (Uncensored)
  13. Burden In My Hand
  14. Blow Up The Outside World (Uncensored)


  1. Spoonman (Mash-up Version)
  2. The Day I Tried To Live (European Version)
  3. Superunknown^
  4. Pretty Noose (International Version)
  5. Pretty Noose (Alternate Ending)
  6. Blow Up The Outside World (Censored)