Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil spoke with Los Angeles radio host Full Metal Jackie about the state of the band’s next studio album, which will follow up 2012’s King Animal. Thayil explained, “Right now there are some other projects that are taking up band members’ time . . . Over the past year we’ve had a number of songwriting and jam sessions, Soundgarden, getting together to simply exchange ideas and document and record them. So we’ve had some rough demos of a dozen or so songs. We’ll continue to do this as everyone’s schedules open up. Hopefully next year we’ll find ourselves in the studio fleshing out these ideas.”