Soundgarden's Kim Thayil has revealed that the band plans to take their time recording their forthcoming studio album. He says the newly reunited rockers have been writing material for their sixth studio album, but are hoping to avoid the pressure of a tight deadline.
"If we were to say, 'Let's get this record out by the fall,' I think it would put a lot of pressure on us and the quality would at some point suffer," the grunge guitarist tells news sources. "And the more we enjoy it, the more our fans should end up enjoying it."
He continued on to reveal that even after the band parted ways in 1997 they remained a tight knit group and held no resentment toward one another.
"Any acrimony was toward the band as a collective, not toward any individual," he said. "We're just too interconnected, going back to the '80s with so many mutual friends and family in common."
Soundgarden will tour this summer with help from Queens of the Stone Age and Mars Volta.