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Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam men form supergroup, release debut album

3rd Secret
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A new supergroup has been formed by members of Soundgarden, Nirvana and Pearl Jam called 3rd Secret.

The band is comprised of Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, as well as Void guitarist Bubba Dupree and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye. The latter musician is Novoselic's bandmate in Giants In The Trees, while Dupree already plays with Cameron in the alt-metal group Hater. 

With no prior notice, 3rd Secret surprise-released their debut album, the self-titled 3rd Secret, yesterday (April 11).

Novoselic first teased the project back in February via a since deleted tweet which read: "I am really busy trying to finish a record. In the middle of some hangups — looking for a mid-March release. But it's a secret, so don't tell anybody!"

The launch of 3rd Secret marks the first full album collaboration for Cameron and Thayil since the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in 2017.

Listen to the album below. 

3rd Secret tracklist

01. Rhythm Of The Ride
02. I Choose Me
03. Last Day Of August
04. Winter Solstice
05. Lies Fade Away
06. Live Without You
07. Right Stuff
08. Dead Sea
09. Diamond In The Cold
10. Somewhere In Time
11. The Yellow Dress

3rd Secret

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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.