Rising at the end of the 20th Century, SOUNDGARDEN were loud, heavy, genuine, and unaffected by whatever was cool. Their mix of weighty power, soaring melodies and punk sneer made them ideal standard bearers for the grunge movement, but their towering musicianship and intelligent songcraft helped them transcend the era and remain iconic far beyond their origins in the Seattle scene. Arguably their finest and most comprehensive statement, "Superunknown" was the album that launched them to global mega-stardom. It contains some of the most lasting, meaningful, and heaviest songs they ever wrote.
"Superunknown Redux" presents new takes on all fifteen tracks from the seminal SOUNDGARDEN album from some of the loudest, coolest, and most eclectic bands across rock and metal today, along with a few less heavy but absolutely captivating contributions.
Along with "Superunknown Redux", we also present our "Best of Soundgarden Redux" companion album, offering up another 15 all-time classics and deep cuts from across the rest of the grunge gods' extensive catalogue.
The Magnetic Eye Redux Series features hand-picked classic albums from across the history of rock and metal re-imagined in their entirety from start to finish. Artists we love from within and outside the heavy rock landscape choose tracks to make their own, bringing these milestone records into the new millennium with crushing heaviness and searing energy. To date, we've produced Redux editions of PINK FLOYD's "The Wall", HELMET's "Meantime", BLACK SABBATH's "Vol. 4", HENDRIX's "Electric Ladyland", ALICE IN CHAINS' "Dirt", and AC/DC's "Back in Black", which have included artists like RED FANG, MATT PIKE, PALLBEARER, THE MELVINS, ALL THEM WITCHES, KHEMMIS, ASG, SUPERSUCKERS, ZAKK WYLDE, MARK LANEGAN, RUBY THE HATCHET, and many more amazing artists.
Tune into the seventh foray into Redux territory as Magnetic Eye Records and friends pay long-due respect to the Seattle legends with "Superunknown Redux".
01. Let Me Drown - Ufomammut
02. My Wave - High Priest featuring Bobby Ferry from -16-
03. Fell on Black Days - Marissa Nadler
04. Mailman - Somnuri
05. Superunknown - Valley of the Sun
06. Head Down - Frayle
07. Black Hole Sun - Spotlights
08. Spoonman - Horseburner
09. Limo Wreck - Witch Mountain
10. The Day I Tried to Live - Beastwars
11. Kickstand - Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows
12. Fresh Tendrils - The Age of Truth
13. 4th of July - Marc Urselli's SteppenDoom, featuring:
Drums - Matt Cameron (Soundgarden Pearl Jam)
Vocals - Igor Sydorenko (Stoned Jesus)
Guitars, Ebow - Alain Johannes (QotSA, Eleven)
Throat Singing - Albert Kuvezin (Yat-Kha)
Throat Singing - Utelo
14. Half - Dozer
15. Like Suicide - Darkher
Gatefold double LP (white vinyl) in die-cut O-Card sleeve, incl. padded inner sleeves