King Animal Demos

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King Animal Demos
Soundgarden - King Animal Demos.jpg
EP by Soundgarden
Released April 20, 2013
Recorded 2012
Genre Alternative metal, heavy metal, grunge, psychedelic rock
Length 22:26
Language English
Label Republic Records, Loma Vista
Producer Adam Kasper, Soundgarden
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King Animal Demos

King Animal Demos is a 10" vinyl EP by the American rock band Soundgarden. It was released on April 20, 2013 through Republic Records. It was released on Record Store Day on a special edition pink vinyl release in the United States, and a standard black edition in Europe.[1][2]


The EP is a collection of demos from the band's King Animal album. It features six different songs, in their rough mix. The demos were recorded at TNC Studios in Los Angeles and Deke River Studio in Seattle.[2][1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Cornell, except where noted:[2]

  1. "Bones of Birds" – 3:27
  2. "By Crooked Steps" (Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Kim Thayil) – 4:24
  3. "Halfway There" – 3:34
  4. "Worse Dreams" – 3:21
  5. "Black Saturday" – 3:17
  6. "A Thousand Days Before" (Thayil) - 4:25




  1. ^ a b Childers, Chad (14 March 2013). "SOUNDGARDEN TO UNLEASH 'KING ANIMAL' DEMOS FOR RECORD STORE DAY VINYL RELEASE". Loudwire. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Soundgarden To Release King Animal Demos On Vinyl". Chris Cornell official site. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.