Newly reformed godfathers of Seattle grunge, Soundgarden, have announced today that their first new album for 10 years, Telephantasm, will be available as downloadable content to purchasers of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Would-be rockers will also get the chance to kick out the jams to “Black Rain”, Soundgarden’s brand new single, as part of the 90+ on-disc song selection. Here’s Tim Riley, vice president of Music Affairs for Guitar Hero, talking about the collaboration with Soundgarden:

“We’re extremely excited to be collaborating with Soundgarden on this monumental moment in their music career. Guitar Hero continues to break new ground by being the preeminent interactive platform for debuting original content and a stage for the biggest acts in all genres of rock and roll to reach new audiences in an all-new way.”
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will be released on all the major consoles including the Nintendo Wii this September.