2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Soundgarden‘s formation in Seattle, Washington in 1984 — a confluence of events that would set in motion one of the most innovative and powerful musical forces to emerge from the robust Pacific Northwest scene in the mid-to-late 1980s, paving the way for what would be the “grunge” movement.
And though vocalist Chris Cornell is gone, the band has its sights set on celebrating the anniversary — and Cornell’s influence — with a massive reissue plan for the rest of the year.
2019 marks the 35th Anniversary of #Soundgarden and to celebrate we are excited to announce the launch of the Album-of-the-Month Club! https://t.co/GvE9zF30Ta. #Soundgarden35 pic.twitter.com/ar2514Ilvh
— Soundgarden (@soundgarden) March 8, 2019
The initiative, Soundgarden 35, will feature an “Album of the Month” series involving The Sound of Vinyl, which will see albums from the band’s vaunted career released in limited-edition fashion. It’ll start with a 25th anniversary edition of 1994’s Superunknown in April:
Each month The Sound of Vinyl will release a different Soundgarden album on limited-edition color vinyl. The first entry in this new program debuts in April, honoring the 25th anniversary of Superunknown with a new special edition of the album, pressed on 180-gram translucent red and gold vinyl. For a limited time, fans can pre-order the complete Album of the Month series of LPs as an exclusive bundle, with a discounted price, and an exclusive lithograph designed and signed by Soundgarden’s long time creative director Josh Graham. Details of the album series, along with special content and other interactive features celebrating the 35th anniversary of Soundgarden, can be found at http://soundgarden35.com.